GEOL 111 Physical Geology
Adams State College (Public four-year institution, primarily undergraduate)
An introduction to the materials of the earth and the internal and surficial processes that have acted upon the earth through time. Laboratory work includes identification and classification of minerals and rocks and exercises involving topographic and geological maps.
- define/articulate earth science concepts and definitions such as geologic time, uniformitarianism, superposition
- to describe the basic components and interrelations of the rock cycle.
- demonstrate/articulate a basic knowledge of how continents and mountains are formed and how they become deformed.
- interpret landscapes and describe to others what surficial processes are responsible for the landforms they see (i.e. how running water, wind, and ice transforms the surface of the earth).
- describe important geologic structures
- be able to identify important rock-forming minerals
- Student performance is assessed individually with respect to objective, performance-based criteria derived from and consistent with the course goals.
- Letter grades are assigned on the basis of the percentage of total available points earned by each student individually, as follows:
Class average letter grade
< 60 F
References and Notes:
Laboratory Text: Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory, Department of Geology and Environmental Science textbook, available through the ASC Geological Society