2018-19 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2018  
2018-19 Pierce College Catalog

Geology (AS-Track 1) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time.  While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate of Science (AS-T) Degree Track 1 , you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success


  • COLLG 110 College Success (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. Precalculus I


3. Precalculus II


Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network!  In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps. 

4. Calculus I and Calculus II


Take one course per quarter until the sequence is finished.

5. Math Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Analyses of geologic data often requires statistical approaches.

  • MATH& 163 Calculus 3 (5 credits)
  • Note: MATH& 153 may be used as a substitute for MATH& 163.  Please check with your transfer institution to determine how this substitution may impact your transfer-readiness.

  • Course purpose: The fundamentals of calculus are necessary for the understanding of the quantitative aspects of geology.

6. Introduction to Physical Geology


8. General Chemistry with Lab I/II/III


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished. 

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go!  It is time to apply for graduation.  Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details.  https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

9. English Composition I


10. Physics Course Recommendation


Choose one group.

Group A


Group B


11. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • ANTH& 206 Cultural Anthropology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Geologists need to be able to relate to people in a variety of cultural settings in order to solve resource, hazard, and environmental problems both locally and internationally.

  • GEOG 150 The Americas, Australia, Europe and New Zealand (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Geologists need to understand the interactions of people with their environment in a variety of geographic settings in order to solve resource, hazard, and environmental problems both locally and internationally.

  • GEOG 160 Africa, Middle East and Asia (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Geologists need to understand the interactions of people with their environment in a variety of geographic settings in order to solve resource, hazard, and environmental problems both locally and internationally.

  • ANTH& 106 The American Mosaic (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Geologists need to be able to relate to people in a variety of cultural settings in order to solve resource, hazard, and environmental problems both locally and internationally.

12. Environmental Geology


13. Historical Geology


  • GEOL& 103 Historical Geology (5 credits)
  • Course purpose: Develop your  knowledge of Earth’s geological and biological history provides perspective on present-day natural resource development and environmental concerns.

14. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose one

15. Humanities/Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

Total Credits 98-104


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