Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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G 101L - Introduction to Geology I Lab

1 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): RD 90  and WR 90 , or WR 91  (WR 91  substitutes for both RD 90  and WR 90 ), or designated placement.

Corequisite(s): G 101  

Course Description: Studies the earth’s internal structure and composition as well as the mechanics of plate tectonics. Covers the fundamentals of geology from the beginning of the solar system to the formation and interaction of continents and the ocean floor, igneous rocks including magmatic and volcanic processes, minerals, and the fundamentals of earthquake activity.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Works with teams in lab to analyze rocks and minerals. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#2: Read maps, charts, and other written information.
  • CLO#3: Using identification charts, books, and lab materials properly identify and classify mineral samples and igneous rocks.
  • CLO#4: Formulate math and logic problems on earthquake and plate tectonics in lab.
  • CLO#5: Describe the physical characteristics of rocks and how to use them to identify different types of rocks.

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