Geological Sciences

 Geology 1305: Environmental Geology


Geology 1305 is a study of the interrelationships between humans and the environment from a geological perspective with emphasis on environmental regulations, ethics, methods of waste disposal, types of pollution, case studies and an introduction to the process of environmental cleanups and the remediation of contaminated areas.

This course requires no prerequisite and is taught online out of the Transmountain campus.

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Geology 1305


 Geology 1401: Principles of Earth Sciences


Geology 1401 studies the physical processes that shape the earth, including an introduction to geophysics, hydrology, physiography and meteorology. This course is offered at all campuses, all year round, and is also offered as a blended online course through EPCC/ Transmountain Campus.

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Geology 1401


 Geology 1402: Principles of Geology


Geology 1402

Geology 1402 studies the earth as a planet, including an introduction to astronomy and oceanography. A survey of the history of the earth through time, as evidenced by plants, animals, rocks, and minerals. This course is available at all five EPCC campuses year round and is also offered as a blended online course through Transmountain.

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 Geology 1403: Physical Geology


Geology 1403

Geology 1403 studies the principles and processes of physical geology with emphasis on earth materials, structures, land forms and mineral resources. This course is recommended for all students majoring in science or engineering, part of the high school science teacher preparation field of study. Geology 1403 is offered at all campuses.

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 Geology 1404: Historical Geology

Geology 1404 studies the history of the earth and its life with a critical focus on principles of historical geology. This course is recommended for science, engineering and high school science education majors. Historical Geology is offered at Transmountain (online) and Valle Verde.

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Geology 1404


 Geology 2389: Research Techniques in Geology

Geology 2389

This course allows students to explore geology - working closely with an instructor. They may study GIS, or soil pollution, or mineral exploration, or a topic chosen by the student and instructor working together. This course allows the student to investigate and learn geology using research.

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 Geology 2407: Geological Field Methods

Geology 2407 is a field trip intensive look at El Paso's rich geology. It will be taught by Joshua Villalobos from the Mission del Paso campus, but will meet all over town and only rarely be in the classroom.

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Geology 2407