2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 275

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GEOLOGY
Geology: ExploringPlanet Earth
GEOL 101
4.00
Prerequisite: MATH 120andENG 98R or qualifyingACCUPLACER,ACT/SAT scores.
A laboratory course covering geologic concepts, features and processes. The laboratory experience includes reading of topographic and
geologicmaps and the study and identification of common rocks andminerals and study of geologic phenomena. Three hours lecture, three
hours lab perweek. Transfers for four credits toUNR/UNLV. SatisfiesUNR science core curriculum.
EarthandLifeThroughTime
GEOL 102
4.00
Prerequisite: GEOL101 or consent of instructor.
A lecture- and laboratory-based course examining the evolution of Earth through time includingmajor events in the evolution of the crust,
plate tectonics, and biosphere. Coursewill emphasis how fossils are used to interpret ancient environments, the relationships between
organisms, and to sequence the physical and paleobiological history of theEarth. Designed as a second course in geology, the coursewill
lead the student through a sequence of events from the beginning of the planet to today's diversified environments.
Introduction toGeologyof National Park
GEOL 105R
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Ageneral 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 perweek and a total of two
three-hour labs, and one full-day field study.
Geologyof Geothermal EnergyResources
GEOL 206
3.00
Prerequisite: GEOL101 completedor as a corequisite.
This course surveys the characteristics, distribution and energy potential of geothermal resources, bothworldwide and here inNevada.
Course content includes (1) geologic controls on distribution and nature of geothermal systems, (2) themain types of geothermal systems
and how energy is harnessed using current technology, and (3) potential geothermal resources thatmay provide useful energywith
emerging technology. The course consists of 3 hours of lecture, including guest speakers, perweek 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 toFieldMethods
GEOL 260
2.00
Prerequisite: GEOL101 or instructor approval.
This course is a hands-on introduction to basic geologicmap interpretation and fieldmethods for geologicmapping. Studentswill 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 andmap 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 inGeology
GEOL 290
1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: None
Acourse designedwherein studentswill apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a
faculty advisor tomaximize learning experiences.Available to studentswho have completed all core andmajor requirements and have a
2.5GPA. 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 coursemay not transfer to
a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
GERMAN
First YearGerman I
GER 111
4.00
Prerequisite: None
Introduction to patterns ofGerman through development of language skills and structural analysis. Includes an introduction toGerman
culture. This course transfers toUNR asGER 101.
First YearGerman II
GER 112
4.00
Prerequisite: GER 111 or equivalent or qualifyingCAPE placement score.
Acontinuation ofGER 111. This course transfers toUNR asGER 102.
Special Topics inGerman
GER 198
0.50 - 6.00
Prerequisite: None
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The coursewill be a variable credit of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The coursemay be repeated for up to six credits. This coursemay not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
SecondYearGerman I
GER 211
3.00
Prerequisite: GER 112 or equivalent or qualifyingCAPE placement score.
Structural review, conversation andwriting, reading inmodern literature.
SecondYearGerman II
GER 212
3.00
Prerequisite: GER 211 or equivalent or qualifyingCAPE placement score.
Acontinuation ofGER 211. Structural review, conversation andwriting, reading inmodern literature.

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