2017-2018 Catalog

GEO 305 Earth Materials

The fundamentals of rock formation are explored through study of common rock-forming minerals and major rock types. Understanding of these processes is based on the physical, optical, chemical, and textural properties of minerals and rocks. The course includes a field trip to investigate rocks and minerals in some of California's most interesting natural settings. One three-hour laboratory per week and field trip.


4 units


GEO 105 or GEO 106


GEO 305L

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science