GEOL1015-A Intro To Phys Geology Lab (Fall 2020)
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Course Details

Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account. Visit http://rmu.blackboard.com/ for more information.
Session, Dates: 1 (08/31/2020 - 12/18/2020)
Days: ONLINE
Time: -
Location: Internet/Online
Room:
Seats Available: 3 Seats
Credits: 1

Course Description

This is a laboratory course to support instruction in a physical geology course for the science major. Students engage in hands-on experimentation and participate in instructor led demonstrations reviewing select aspects of the properties of various mineral groups and of representative igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Students engage in the drawing, review and analysis of topographic and geologic maps. The course prepares students in the appropriate use and calibration of the analytical techniques and equipment used by the geological community. Students review historical data related to the earth's internal structure, its magnetic and thermal properties, the fossil record, the distribution of the earth's mineral resources, and geologic hazards, among others, and prepare reports, charts, graphs and maps to display and interpret these data.

Prerequisites: High School Physics and Chemistry Co-Requisite: GEOL1000

About the Instructor(s)

Kenneth A. LaSota, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences
Science

lasota@rmu.edu
412-397-4035 phone
412-397-4075 fax
John Jay 217
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