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Historical Geology Lab
LAB
CLASS CODE: GEOL 112L CREDITS:  1 FEE:  $35.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Two hour lecture/lab per week. Examination of the principles of historical geology, along with the study of fossils, special attention given to identification, type of preservation and environments of fossils. Geologic map studies are included.
DESCRIPTION: This lab course studies sedimentary rock interpretation as a tool in interpreting earth history. Excercises in stratigraphic correlation, facies map construction and interpretation, fossil preservation, different fossil phyla and their preparation for study, common guide fossils and their ages, and review of geologic maps in interpreting earth history are also included.
TOPICS: 1. Rocks and Sedimentary Environments
2. Physical correlation
3. Facies
4. Fossil Preservation
5. Fossil Classification
6. Guide Fossils
7. Introduction to Geologic Maps
8. Geologic map examination
OBJECTIVES: 1. A student takes this course to have some experience in applying the principles taught in the Geology 112 historical geology lecture. Most programs require lab experiences with their science courses.
2. A student should be able to demonstrate skills in stratigraphic correlation, facies, evolution, fossil classification and preservation, guide fossil identification and geology map interpretation upon completion of this course.
REQUIREMENTS: Concurrent registration in Geol 112. Exercises done in class or completed outside of class time are required.

PREREQUISITES: Concurrent enrollment in Geol 112.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002