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Life of the Past Lab
LAB
CLASS CODE: GEOL 103L CREDITS:  1 FEE:  $7.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Lecture/lab experience with rock and fossil identification as well as application of basic geologic principles.
DESCRIPTION: This class will include two hours of lab each week. Identification of rocks and the environments in which they were formed is a part of the class. Study and classification of fossils will help the student to understand the relationship and development of life of the past. Other processes and concepts involved in earth history will be studied.
TOPICS: 1. Rocks of the earth’s crust and origin
2. Rocks as environmental indicators
3. Relative dating - block diagrams
4. Introduction to fossil phyla as seen in the fossil record
5. Introduction to facies & paleogeographic maps
6. Fossil preservation
7. Fossil correlation
OBJECTIVES: A hands on experience to supplement Geol 103, Life of the Past.
REQUIREMENTS: Previous or concurrent enrollment in Geol 103 is required.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1993