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:

  • 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-

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
  Lecture Syllabus
  Lab Syllabus

Historical Geology
  GEOL 1404 
  On campus, online
  Lecture Syllabus 
  Lab Syllabus

Earth Science
  GEOL 1401
  Online
   Lecture Syllabus
   Lab Syllabus

Oceanography
  GEOL 1445
  Online
  Lecture Syllabus 
  Lab Syllabus

Meteorology
  GEOL 1447
  Online
  Lecture Syllabus
  Lab Syllabus

Environmental Geology
  GEOL 1405
  On campus, online 
  Lecture Syllabus 
  Lab Syllabus

Dinosaurs!
  GEOL 1402
  Online
  Lecture Syllabus 
  Lab Syllabus

Non Lab:

Natural Disasters
  GEOL 1305
  Online
  Syllabus

FACULTY

Paul E. Bellah

MS Earth Science
Geology Instructor
Science 219
pbellah@hillcollege.edu
(254) 659-7874
Geology Blog

Bethan Salle

M.A. Earth Science
Online Geology Instructor
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., by phone.
Students are welcome to call any time and leave a message which will be returned within 24 hours.

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.