GEO 151L Physical Geology Lab (1 credits)

This is the laboratory component to the Physical Geology lecture (GEO 151). The laboratory provides practical hands-on experience in a variety of geologic disciplines including: collection and analysis of geologic data, identifying common rocks and minerals samples, examination and interpreting of aerial photos, satellite images, topographic and geologic maps, and the construct and analyze topographic profiles. Techniques used in relative and absolute age dating of geologic materials, evaluation of earthquake hazards and investigation of stream and groundwater environments will also be explored. This course is intended for those who wish a deeper understanding of the science of geology and/or have a laboratory science requirement to satisfy. One three hour session per week. Prerequisite/co-requisite: MAT 087 or higher; co-requisite: GEO 151.