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GEOL& 101 D1: Physical Geology

Short Description: This fully online course covers the study of Earth, its materials, structure, and processes, particularly in the context of plate tectonics. Course materials consist of textbook and rock kit with topographic map and rock identification tools. All instruction, assignments, and exams will be completed online. Fulfills the lab science requirement.

Instructor: Mike Harrell
Mike Harrell

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Registered Students to start class please locate your instructors email and class web site below.

Item Number: 9519

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Instructor:  Mike Harrell

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Credits: 5

Class Information: Not Available

Mode: Fully Online

Fees: UD 

Prerequisites: None

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Campus Meeting Times and Location: Please check Class Meeting Schedule page for any orientations or additional meetings during the quarter.
Please note: Meetings are subject to change so please check the Orientation schedule page right before quarter begins. Virtual classrooms do not open until the first week of the quarter.

How to Start Class:  Email your instructor to introduce yourself, attend any orientation meetings listed in the Class Meeting Schedule, and use the information below to gain access to any courseware that is used in your class. 

Please Note: e-Learning courses require active participation and students need to log into their classes or communicate with their instructor by email no later than the second day of the quarter  to avoid getting behind or being dropped from the course. 

Students should not assume that they have been dropped if they have not accessed their class during the first week of the quarter; instead, students should officially withdraw.

Textbook: For specific textbook information and cost(s), visit our Campus Bookstore online at http://northscc1.bkstore.come/bkstore/content

Other Instructional Materials: Courseware used is ANGEL Learning: To access the courseware please go to

The protocol for logging into your ANGEL 7.4 Learning class account:   
= your full 9 digit Student ID number.  
= first 5 letters of your last name. (all lower case)  
The Password is CASE SENSITIVE, use all lower case. 
(If your last name is less than 5 letters use your full name and do not use any ' or other characters)

If you are unfamiliar with using ANGEL 7.4

Find out more information about using and setting up your computer for ANGEL Learning: go to the Virtual College ANGEL Learning support page and the NeLSC ANGEL student support page.  Another important and  helpful resource is There are links to tutorials as well as help with technical issues.  Please also see the Washington Online ANGEL LMS student handbook "Week Zero" tutorial that will get you familiar with the software. 

  • It is very important when you log into your Angel account for the first time that you update your email address. Once logged in go to "Preferences/Personal Information. In the "User Profile Editor" you need to enter a current email address in the "Contact Settings". This will insure that auto tech support will be able to reach you. View this helpful film
    "Getting Started with ANGEL"

  • Student accounts will  be available the Friday before the quarter begins. Registering after the first day of the quarter your account may take 4 hours or more  to be activated.

  • Your ANGEL 7.4 class will be disabled the Thursday after the end of the quarter.
    At that time you will be able to login to your account but you will lose access to any information that is contained in your course.  If there is any information you wish to retain you will need to download or copy this information before the end of the quarter.  For more information please contact your instructor to confirm the date that your class will be disabled.  

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(NeLSC office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5PM. voice mail or email messages sent after office hours will be answered the next business day) Please visit us in LB 2237 (one door south of the main Library enterance.