Nov 28, 2022
GEOL 102 - Earth Sciences Laboratory
Units: 1 ; Breadth Area: GE-B3
Laboratory investigation of the Earth system: solid Earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and solar system. Geologic materials, maps, earthquakes, landslides, weather, oceans and currents, planets. Required field trip.
Co-requisites: GEOL 101.
Credit Restrictions: Not for Geology or Environmental Sciences major or minor credit.
Equivalent Quarter Course: GEOL 1002.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-B3 - Lower Division Laboratory Activity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students who complete this course will be able to: Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the fundamental materials, tools and principles of the Earth Sciences by applying these core ideas to analyze natural processes.
- In this course these fundamental principles and knowledge include: Identification and classification of rocks and minerals;
- Introduction to and practice using topographic, geologic and surface materials maps to interpret geologic environments.
- Collect, analyze and interpret field and laboratory data, including graphing of results.
- Manipulate physical models of the major earth systems such as the oceans and Solar Systems.
- Make field observations and interpret natural and anthropogenic structures affected by fauling and erosion.
B3. Laboratory Activity Learning Outcomes
- Apply their knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about the physical and sciences through laboratory activities;
- apply their understanding of scientific practices, including the scientific method in a laboratory setting; and
- demonstrate accepted standards and ethics associated with scientific inquiry, while completing laboratory activities.
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