October 31, 2011
Physical Geology Laboratory
Lab Course (L)
Physical Geology with Lab GEOL 101
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.
Physical Geology (100)
(see Physical Geology)
- Topographic maps
- Mineral identification
- Relative and absolute dating
- Geologic time
- Plate Tectonics
- Rock identification
- Geological structures
- Geological maps and cross sections
- Surface water processes
- Ground water processes
- Coastal processes
- Desert processes
- Glacial processes
- Field Trips
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Practically apply the principles of the scientific method
- Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of fundamental concepts, principles, and interactions of Earth’s systems applicable to the Geological Sciences.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Earth through the identification and evaluation of physical mineral samples.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Earth through the identification and evaluation of physical igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock samples.
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate complex course concepts effectively in writing and diagrams.
- 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
- Field Trip reports
AGI & NAGT Laboratory Manuel in Physical Geology (Prentice-Hall – Busch ed.)
Original App year 2010