What is Geology?
The word "Geology," is from the Greek γῆ, gē, i.e., "earth" and -λoγία, -logia, i.e. "sayings," “words,” or “discourses.”
We study the Earth to better understand how it works and its 4.5 billion-year history. Important topics today include environmental protection and global warming.
Associate of Science
60 Credit Hours
- Hill College Geology
- The Geological Society of America
- National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
This exciting course has been revised to appeal to both science majors and non-science majors, the student will learn the methods TV meteorologists forecast the weather and then present the forecast to the television audience. The student will become familiar with a few simple techniques so that they can also make simple forecasts. We will also study fascinating and relevant subjects such as hurricanes, tornadoes, including storm-chasers, and other weather-related disasters, controversial topics such as global warming and cloud-seeding. Students will complete the course with a sense of appreciation for all the people and technology used in atmospheric science.
|Communication||the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.|
|Critical Thinking||the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.|
|Teamwork||willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.|
|Adaptability||the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.|
|Work Ethic||a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.|
|Continued Learning||the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.|
|Social Skills||skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.|
|Time Management||the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.|
|Analytical Thinking||the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.|
|Cultural Competency||the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.|
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