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2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

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Geology, B.A.
Description of the Major
The Bachelor of Arts in geology provides knowledge of the basic concepts related to earth materials and processes, and how to collect and organize geological data in the field. Through laboratory and field-based exercises, you will learn how to interpret geologic maps and cross sections, and to understand the application of the scientific method to solve these problems in teams and individually.

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Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass GLY 4750L Geologic Field Methods according to the department grading rubric.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Know the basic concepts related to earth materials and processes.
  2. Collect data in the field.
  3. Organize geologic, temporal and spatial data.
  4. Interpret geologic maps and cross sections.
  5. Know the scientific method.
  6. Produce a clearly and effectively written synthesis of data collected in the field.
  7. Work in teams to solve simple geologic problems and to present the result of such collaboration effectively.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
GLY 2010C X X X X X   X
GLY 2100C X X X X X    
GLY 3105C X X X X X    
GLY 4750L X X X X X X X
GLY 3074         X    
GLY 3163     X        
GLY 3200C X X X        
GLY 3603     X        
GLY 3784 X X X X X X X
GLY 3882     X   X    
GLY 4155 X X X   X    
GLY 4310     X   X    
GLY 4400     X   X X  
GLY 4455     X   X    
GLY 4571     X   X    
GLY 4734     X   X    

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