GEO 152L Historical Geology Laboratory (1 credits)

This laboratory component to Historical Geology Lecture (GEO 152) provides hands on application to theories and concepts discussed in the lecture component. Student will revisit the most common rock forming minerals and rocks while learning how to interpret geologic maps. A main theme of this laboratory is identifying fossils and their paleoecology. Students will learn field techniques such as measuring stratigraphic columns, using a brunton compass, and determining the speed of dinosaurs based from trackways. Multiple fieldtrips during lab will provide ample application of field techniques and environmental interpretation. Common fossils found in New York state will be emphasized, but students will also have an overview of Earth's total 4.56 billion year history of evolution. This laboratory is designed to provide a student the opportunity to use geologic and evolutionary principles. One three hour session per week. GEO 152 must be taken previously or concurrently with GEO 152L. Prerequisite: GEO 151, GEO 151L.