Physical Geology Laboratory

  • Final
  • Geology
  • Physical Geology Laboratory
  • Physical Geology with Lab GEOL 101
  • 1.0
  • The laboratory component to Physical Geology. Identification of rocks and minerals, topographic and geologic map exercises demonstrating the work of water, wind, ice and gravity and effects of tectonic activity.

  • 100
  • Lab Course (L)
  • Physical Geology (100)

  • None

  • (see Physical Geology)

    1. Topographic maps
    2. Mineral identification
    3. Relative and absolute dating
    4. Geologic time
    5. Plate Tectonics
    6. Earthquakes
    7. Volcanoes
    8. Rock identification
    9. Geological structures
    10. Geological maps and cross sections
    11. Surface water processes
    12. Ground water processes
    13. Coastal processes
    14. Desert processes
    15. Glacial processes
    16. Field Trips

  • At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

    1. Practically apply the principles of the scientific method
    2. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of fundamental concepts, principles, and interactions of Earth’s systems applicable to the Geological Sciences.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Earth through the identification and evaluation of physical mineral samples.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of the Earth through the identification and evaluation of physical igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock samples.
    5. Demonstrate an ability to communicate complex course concepts effectively in writing and diagrams.
    6. Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret topographic and geologic maps and answer questions pertaining to geologic processes.

  • Shall include multiple measures of performance that may include, but are not limited to:

    • Lab reports and activities
    • Quizzes
    • Exams
    • Field Trip reports

  • AGI & NAGT Laboratory Manuel in Physical Geology (Prentice-Hall – Busch ed.)

  • Original App year 2010

  • October 31, 2011