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    Albion College
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions

Course Numbering System

The following lists include all courses normally offered at Albion College. However, not all courses are offered every year. When possible, courses offered in alternate years are designated. For details, students should consult the Class Schedule for each semester, available online at: The College reserves the right to add or withdraw courses without prior announcement, as conditions may require.

Unless otherwise stated, 100 level courses are intended for freshmen, 200 level for sophomores, 300 and 400 level for juniors and seniors.

A list of courses which meet the core and category requirements, organized by departments, is available online at

Further information may be obtained at the Registrar’s Office in the Ferguson Student, Technology, and Administrative Services Building.



   •  GEOL 101: Introductory Geology
   •  GEOL 103: Introduction to Earth History
   •  GEOL 104: Earth Resources and the Environment
   •  GEOL 106: Natural Disasters
   •  GEOL 111: Geography and Geographic Information Systems
   •  GEOL 115: Oceans, Atmosphere and Climate
   •  GEOL 187: Selected Topics
   •  GEOL 188: Selected Topics
   •  GEOL 189: Selected Topics
   •  GEOL 201: Structural Geology
   •  GEOL 202: Ground Water
   •  GEOL 203: Mineralogy
   •  GEOL 204: Introductory Petrology
   •  GEOL 205: Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
   •  GEOL 208: Geomorphology
   •  GEOL 209: Chronostratigraphy and Invertebrate Paleontology
   •  GEOL 210: Regional Field Geology
   •  GEOL 211: Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
   •  GEOL 212: Volcanology
   •  GEOL 287: Selected Topics
   •  GEOL 288: Selected Topics
   •  GEOL 289: Selected Topics
   •  GEOL 306: Glaciers and Climate Change
   •  GEOL 307: Environmental Geochemistry
   •  GEOL 308: Isotope Geochemistry
   •  GEOL 309: Vertebrate Paleontology
   •  GEOL 311: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
   •  GEOL 314: Field Methods
   •  GEOL 387: Selected Topics
   •  GEOL 388: Selected Topics
   •  GEOL 389: Selected Topics
   •  GEOL 391: Internship
   •  GEOL 392: Internship
   •  GEOL 401: Seminar
   •  GEOL 402: Seminar
   •  GEOL 411: Directed Study
   •  GEOL 412: Directed Study