It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
This introductory geology laboratory course is intended for students interested in the natural sciences. It introduces the basic concepts and principles of physical geology including the study of volcanism, earthquakes, and mass wastage; the structure, function, and interpretation of topographic and geologic maps; the study of natural landforms; the study of local stream water quality; and the study and identification of minerals and rocks. The course uses a systems approach to concentrate on the interrelationship between the geologic environment and human impacts. It focuses on experiential learning through field trips, outdoor labs, group discussions, class discussions, and oral presentations. Hiking, canoeing, and stream quality analyses is an integral part of this course. (6 contact hours: 3 lecture, 3 lab) (TM, TAG) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $38.00
This course is an introductory geology lab course intended for students interested in experiencing meaningful real-time field research and developing a stream study. It introduces the basic concepts and principles of stream system analysis including: the study of stream channels and flow; the physical, chemical, and biological interactions within a stream; and the study of human impact on the stream systems. Students will use a systems approach to concentrate on the interrelationships between fluvial environments and human impacts. The course focuses on experiential learning through in-depth field trips, outdoor labs, group discussions, class discussions, and oral presentations. Hiking and equipment handling along with stream quality analyses and extensive time spent outdoors and in streams are integral parts of this course.
(5 contact hours: 1 lecture, 4 lab) (TM) [Catalog Entry] ADDITIONAL FEES: $20.00