SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Environmental Geology AS

CTE Associate of Science (AS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

This program provides a broad base of technical skills for information gathering and analysis as well as strong emphasis in physical geography and geology and an understanding of regional and global cultural aspects of the world. It provides a global awareness, creates a background for job opportunities and applications.

This program meets the needs of vocationally-oriented students with a two-year degree goal and also provides a solid foundation for a four-year degree program.

The program provides students with elective options so that they may take courses that apply to major requirements at the four-year institutions to which they intend to transfer. In selecting applicable electives, students should see the transfer recommendations as well as consult an SLCC academic advisor and the department at the four-year institution to which they intend to transfer. Acceptance into the major program is determined by the receiving institution.

Transfer/Articulation

Requirements at four-year institutions are subject to change; on-going planning is essential.

Completing the following requirements prepares students to apply for transfer to a majors program in Geology or Environmental Earth Science at a four-year institution.

Option I is designed for students transferring to the University of Utah, Utah State University, Southern Utah University or Utah Valley University

Option II is designed for students transferring to Weber State University

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Transfer Recommendations For Selecting Electives

Courses listed below may be taken at SLCC according to the program and institution to which students intend to transfer.Students are advised to contact the program advisor at SLCC and at their transfer school.

University Of Utah - Geology

  • CHEM 1220/1225
  • MATH 1220
  • PHYS 2220/2225

Utah State University – General Geology

  • CHEM 1220/1225
  • MATH 1220
  • PHYS 2220/2225
  • CS 1400

Weber State University – Applied Environmental Geoscience

  • BIOL 1030/1035
  • CHEM 1220/1225
  • ENGL 2100
  • MATH 1040
  • PHYS 2020/2025 or PHYS 2220/2225

Weber State University – Geology

  • CHEM 1220/1225
  • PHYS 2020/2025 or PHYS 2220/2225

Southern Utah University – Geology, Professional

  • CHEM 1220/1225
  • MATH 1220
  • PHYS 2220/2225

Utah Valley University – Geology

  • CHEM 1220/1225
  • MATH 1220
  • MATH 2040
  • PHYS 2220

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR

 

 

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1060

Trignometry

3

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

 

MATH 1210

Calculus I

4

A

Within the last year MATH 1060 or MATH 1080w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN Or Depth) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

NOTE: Physical Science (PS) general education component is satisfied through pre-major coursework.

 

Required Courses: (Select Option I Or Ii)

Option I (18 Credits)

For students intending to transfer to the University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University or Southern Utah University

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CHEM 1210

General Chem I

4

A

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

Chem I Lab

1

A

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1210

GEO 1110

Phys Geology

3

F

Coreq: GEO 1115

GEO 1115

Phys Geolog Lab

1

F

Coreq: GEO 1110

GEO 1220

Historical Geol

3

Sp

GEO 1110 and GEO 1115. Coreq: GEO 1225

GEO 1225

Historical Geol Lab

1

Sp

Coreq: GEO 1220

PHYS 2210

Physics f/Sci & Eng I

4

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215

PHYS 2215

Physics f/Sci&Eng L I

1

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2210

 

Electives (see below)

14

 

 

Option II (22 Credits)

For students intending to transfer to Weber State University

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CHEM 1210

General Chem I

4

A

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

Chem I Lab

1

A

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1210

GEO 1060

Environmtl Geol

3

Sp

Coreq: GEO 1065

GEO 1065

Envr Geol Lab

1

Sp

Coreq: GEO 1060

GEO 1110

Phys Geology

3

F

Coreq: GEO 1115

GEO 1115

Phys Geolog Lab

1

F

Coreq: 1110

GEO 1220

Historical Geol

3

Sp

GEO 1110 and GEO 1115. Coreq: GEO 1225

GEO 1225

Historical Geol Lab

1

Sp

Coreq: GEO 1220

 

 

 

 

 

PHYS 2210

Physics f/Sci & Eng I

4

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215

PHYS 2215

Physics f/Sci&Eng L I

1

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2210

OR

 

 

 

 

PHYS 2010

College Physics I

4

A

MATH 1060 or 1080. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2015

PHYS 2015

College Physics Lab I

1

A

MATH 1060 or 1080. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2010

 

Electives (see below)

11

 

 

Elective Courses: (11 – 14 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BIOL 2020

Cell Biology

4

F, Sp

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2025

BIOL 2025

Cell Biology Lab

0

F, Sp

Coreq: BIOL 2020

BIOL 2030

Genetics

4

F

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better AND CHEM 1210 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2035

BIOL 2035

Genetics Lab

0

F

Coreq: BIOL 2030

CHEM 1220

General Chem II

4

A

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1225

CHEM 1225

Gen Chem II Lab

1

A

CHEM 1215. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1220

ENGR 1040

Engr Computing

3

F, Sp

MATH 1060 or 1080 (may be taken concurrently)

CS 1410

Obj. Oriented Progrmng

4

A

CS 1400

GEO 1060

Env Geology

3

Sp

Coreq: GEO 1065

GEO 1065

Env Geology Lb

1

Sp

Coreq: GEO 1060

GEO 2350

Field Studies

3

Su

instructor approval

MATH 1220

Calculus II

4

A

Within the last year, MATH 1210 w/C grade or better

MATH 2210

Multivar Calcu

3

A

Within the last year, MATH 1220 w/C grade or better

MATH 2250

Lin Alg/Diff Eq

4

F, Sp

Within the last year, MATH 1220 w/C grade or better

PHYS 2220

Physics f/Sci&Eng II

4

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2225

PHYS 2225

Physics f/Sci&Eng LII

1

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2220

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CHEM 1210

4

MATH 1210

4

CHEM 1215

1

ENGL 2010

3

ENGL 1010

3

GEO 1220

3

GEO 1110

3

GEO 1225

1

GEO 1115

1

Distribution (2)

6

Distribution

3

 

 

Total

15

Total

17

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

PHYS 2210

4

ELEC

9

PHYS 2215

1

AI

3

BIOL 1610/1615

4

Student Choice

3

ELEC

5

LW

1

Distribution

3

 

 

Total

17

Total

16


Advising Notes

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite courses. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated course may be taken.Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the full program. The semesters in which courses are taught are listed below. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  8. Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness

1. Students will demonstrate the ability to…

  • describe the scientific principles that govern certain geologic processes.
  • distinguish between which resources are renewable and which are not.
  • apply definitions of terms unique and/or relevant to geology.

 

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to…

  • use scientific principles to predict primary and secondary outcomes of certain geologic processes (e.g. volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, etc.)
  • use scientific knowledge and reasoning to predict possible scenarios how an ever increasing population can cope with a finite and/or decreasing amount of resources.
  • predict potentially negative secondary effects of human activities (dam building, well water pumping, land use, etc.)
  • determine alternative actions to compensate for the extinction of non-renewable resources.
  • apply scientific knowledge to predict potentially negative secondary effects of natural earth processes.
  • use scientific knowledge to predict the threats of an ever-increasing population present to the environment.
  • analyze how solutions to geologic problems may involve compromise between parties that have differing sets of values.

 

3. Students will demonstrate the ability to…

  • compute doubling times and predict future populations at specified times when given various population growth rates.
  • extract various types of information from graphs, charts, and topographic maps.
  • apply flow charts and identification tables to identify various earth materials (e.g. rocks and minerals).
  • use appropriate instruments to make relevant measurements of geologic parameters including but not limited to linear distances, angles, density, strike and dip, bearings, and mineral hardness.

 

Department Contact Info

Division of Natural Science

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 345

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4150

Geoscience Department

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Frank Komatar

Instructor
Robert Dastrup
Lauren Parker