2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Earth and Life Through Time
Prerequisite: GEOL 101 or consent of instructor.
A lecture- and laboratory-based course examining the evolution of Earth through time including major events in the evolution of the crust,
plate tectonics, and biosphere. Course will emphasis how fossils are used to interpret ancient environments, the relationships between
organisms, and to sequence the physical and paleobiological history of the Earth. Designed as a second course in geology, the course will
lead the student through a sequence of events from the beginning of the planet to today's diversified environments.
Introduction to Geology of National Park
A general survey course that examines basic geologic process of the rock cycle, geologic structures, geologic time, and plate tectonics
using selected national parks as exemplars of those processes. The course consists of 3 hours of lecture per week and a total of two
three-hour labs, and one full-day field study.
Geology of Geothermal Energy Resources
Prerequisite: ENG 98R and MATH 96 or qualifying Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores.
This course surveys the characteristics, distribution and energy potential of geothermal resources, both worldwide and here in Nevada.
Course content includes (1) geologic controls on distribution and nature of geothermal systems, (2) the main types of geothermal systems
and how energy is harnessed using current technology, and (3) potential geothermal resources that may provide useful energy with
emerging technology. The course consists of 3 hours of lecture, including guest speakers, per week and 4 three-hour-long labs that include
opportunities to organize and assess field and laboratory data to interpret the type and potential of geothermal resources.
Introduction to Field Methods
Prerequisite: GEOL 101 or instructor approval.
This course is a hands-on introduction to basic geologic map interpretation and field methods for geologic mapping. Students will learn
how to interpret geologic features from aerial photos, measure strikes and dips of geologic structures and rock units, determine thickness of
stratigraphic units, identify and map the distribution of different rock types and geologic structures, interpret geologic histories and
potential hazards of different areas, and chronicle their findings in concise, well-written geologic reports.
Internship in Geology
1.00 - 3.00
A course designed wherein students will apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a
faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences. Available to students who have completed all core and major requirements and have a
2.5 GPA. Contact the appropriate chairperson for an application, screening and required skills evaluation. Up to eight semester hour credits
may be earned on the basis of 75 hours of internship for one credit. May be repeated for up to eight credits. This course may not transfer to
a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
First Year German I
Introduction to patterns of German through development of language skills and structural analysis. Includes an introduction to German
culture. This course transfers to UNR as GER 101.
First Year German II
Prerequisite: GER 111 or equivalent.
A continuation of GER 111. This course transfers to UNR as GER 102.
Special Topics in German
0.50 - 6.00
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable credit of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits. This course may not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
Second Year German I
Prerequisite: GER 112.
Structural review, conversation and writing, reading in modern literature.
Second Year German II
Prerequisite: GER 211.
A continuation of GER 211. Structural review, conversation and writing, reading in modern literature.
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.