Maricopa Community Colleges  GLG280   19946-99999 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 09/27/94
GLG280 19946-99999 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Geology of Arizona Lecture
Acquaints students with the physical and historical geology of Arizona, including the origin of present-day land forms and outstanding modern geologic features and processes now in operation. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
GLG280   19946-99999 Geology of Arizona Lecture
1. Outline basic geologic processes and indicate locations in the State of Arizona where these occur. (I, II)
2. Identify the major types of rocks. (I)
3. Use geologic maps for locating formations. (II)
4. Use fossils as aids in age determinations. (II)
5. Construct a geologic column for the State of Arizona. (III)
6. Correlate rocks of Pre-Cambrian age. (III)
7. Correlate formations of Palezoic age. (III)
8. Correlate rocks of Mesozoic age. (III)
9. Outline the Cenozoic history of the State of Arizona. (III)
10. Outline the geology of the major mining areas of Arizona. (III)
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GLG280   19946-99999 Geology of Arizona Lecture
    I. Introduction to geology
        A. Theory of uniformitarianism
        B. Stratigraphic principles
        C. Landforms and their significance
        D. Rock types
          1. Sedimentary
          2. Igneous
          3. Metamorphic
      II. Geologic time table
          A. Geologic maps
          B. Paleogeology
        III. Geologic history
            A. Pre-Cambrian
              1. Grand Canyon area
              2. Central Arizona
              3. Southern Arizona
            B. Paleozoic
            C. Mesozoic
            D. Cenozoic
            E. Mining areas
              1. Jerome
              2. Pima County
              3. Bisbee
              4. Superior
              5. Kingman
            F. Distinctive locales
              1. Superstition Mountains
              2. Meteor Crater
              3. Volcanic fields
              4. Grand Canyon
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