Axia College/College of Natural Sciences GLG/101 Version 3 Geology with Lab
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Course Description This course gives an overview of physical geology by introducing concepts such as plate tectonics and geologic time. Students gain familiarity with the processes that shape the Earth’s surface and recognize the relevance of studying geology. Topics include the rock cycle, weathering, formation of geological features, and preservation of geological resources. The weekly labs add a practical component to the class. The labs build upon the concepts in the text and offer a chance to interact with the material and further their understanding. Policies Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents: University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum. University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials Murck, B. W., Skinner, B. J., & Mackenzie, D. (2010). Visualizing geology (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Freeman, T. (2009). Geoscience laboratory (5th ed.). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Week One: Introduction to Geology, Earth Materials, and Geologic Time
Objectives 1.1 Identify minerals and rocks. 1.2 Explain the rock cycle. 1.3 Recognize the role of fossils to geologic time. Read the course description and objectives. Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. Read Ch. 1–3 & 14 of Visualizing Geology.