Hill College

Geology

What is Geology?

The word "Geology", is from the Greek γῆ, , i.e. "earth" and -λoγία, -logia, i.e. "study of, discourse".

Degree Plan for Associate of Arts in Geology

Some of the many employment opportunities in Geology and Environmental Science:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Land-use Planning
  • Mining
  • Oceanography
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Meteorology

Geology Links

Meteorology-

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.

Meterology

Natural Disasters (Environmental Geology)-

This exciting course has been designed to help us understand the power of Nature to both build and destroy.   The student will learn the methods geologists use to identify and relate human activities with natural disasters.   The student will become familiar with the techniques geologist use to measure and map natural disasters.  We will discuss measures to avoid or prepare for natures worst.  We will study fascinating subjects such as Earth quakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, and other related disasters, controversial topics such as global warming and mass extinctions.  Students will complete the course with a sense of appreciation for all the people and technology used in the persute of Geoscience.

Hurricane Katrina

COURSES OFFERED

Physical Geology
  GEOL 1403
  On campus, online
    Syllabus
Historical Geology
  GEOL 1404 
  On campus, online
    Syllabus
Earth Science
  GEOL 1401
  Online
   Syllabus
Oceanography
  GEOL 1445
  Online
    Syllabus
Meteorology
  GEOL 1447
  Online
    Syllabus
Environmental Geology
  GEOL 1405
  On campus, online 
    Syllabus
Environmental Science
  ENVR 1401
  On campus, online, Hybrid
    Syllabus
Earth Science II
  GEOL 1402
  Online
    Syllabus

FACULTY

Paul E. Bellah

MS Earth Science
Geology Instructor
Science 219
pbellah@hillcollege.edu
254.659.7874
Geology Blog

Paul Dolliver

M.S. Geology
Online Geology Instructor
Email: pdolliver@hillcollege.edu
(answered within 24 hours Monday through Friday)
 

Ray Roberts

M.A. Environmental Management
Environmental Instructor
rroberts@hillcollege.edu
254.659.7967

Office/Hours: 

#154  Conference Center
Mon/Wed:  8 a.m. - Noon        
Tues/Thurs:  8 - 9:20 a.m./11 a.m. - Noon
Friday:  8:30 - 11 a.m.