GEO 101 - Physical Geology-GR
This course focuses on the Earth's composition, features, and processes, including volcanoes, earthquakes, minerals, rocks, glaciers, caves, landslides, rivers, mountain building, and plate tectonics. Two field trips to study local geology are incorporated into lab each semester.
SUNY General Education: SUNY-NS - Natural Sciences (SNSC)
MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Apply Plate Tectonic Theory to a geologic setting.
2. Identify the role of geothermal energy in occurrence of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
3. Recognize features formed by interactions of Earth's subsystems.
4. Apply concepts related to the Rock Cycle.
5. Identify layers of the Earth.
6. Solve geologic problems utilizing age-determination techniques.
7. Identify the geologic processes that can cause natural hazards.
8. Interpret observations in the laboratory setting to identify rocks and minerals.
9. Interpret topographic maps to identify geologic features.
10. Analyze data in a field setting to answer geologic questions.
Course Offered Fall, Spring