California State University Chico (Public four-year institution, primarily undergraduate)
This is the lab section of the introductory physical geology class. Lab activities are designed to be hands on activities for students to better understand broad topics discussed in the "lecture" section of the course. Lab sections do not always correlate with lecture sections or instructors, so our 15-18 sections must be run uniformly, generally by graduate student TA's. Activities include identification of rocks and minerals, map activities, 2 off campus fieldtrips, rivers and streams, groundwater, and earthquakes.
Course Type: Intro Level:Physical Geology
Students should be able to collect data and apply their general and course-specific knowledge to interpret that data.
Students should be able to manipulate data in tables and graphs.