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Geology

Quick Facts

  • Courses:
    • Core Curriculum Requirement: Life & Physical Sciences
    • Degree & certificate plan requirements
  • Courses are offered at: all campuses

Summary

Geology involves the study of the workings of the earth, its processes, its history and how it relates to our everyday life.

We offer courses in:

  • Earth sciences
  • Environmental geology
  • Geologic field methods
  • Historical geology
  • Meteorology
  • Ocean sciences
  • Physical geology

Reasons to Study Geology

  • Explore global changes
  • Understand our natural resources
  • Learn about the origins of the Earth
  • Consider ways to manage and sustain our natural resources and our environment
  • Work outdoors

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Course Formats

While our standard approach focuses on learning through lectures and hands-on laboratory work, we also offer courses through eLearning.

Field Courses

The field course trips vary from year to year and from campus to campus.

You study in places like:

  • Texas
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Grand Canyon
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yosemite National Park

Courses

 

Contact

Northeast Campus

Marles McCurdy, Department Chair
817-515-6547
marles.mccurdy@tccd.edu

Northwest Campus

Juan Barbarin-Castillo, Physical Sciences Chair
817-515-7341
j.barbarin-castillo@tccd.edu

South Campus

James (Jim) Black, Instructor
817-515-4105
jim.black@tccd.edu

Southeast Campus

Chris Baack, Assistant Professor
817- 515- 3632
chris.baack@tccd.edu

Trinity River Campus

Jamie Miller, Assistant Professor
817-515-1365
jamie.miller@tccd.edu

Updated December 13, 2017