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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Physical Geology
Course Number: GEOL 1
Course Objectives:
  • Students will be able to apply scientific thinking and scientific method to analyze geologic problems, and the causes and effects of geologic processes.
  • Students will be able to analyze deep time as it relates to the physical and chemical evolution of Earth over time.
  • Students will be able to use simple tools and techniques for field and lab identification of common minerals and rocks.
  • Students will be able to analyze how tectonics influences the formation and occurrence of minerals, rocks, earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, continents, and landscapes.
  • Students will be able to analyze patterns and trends in observable data from a natural system, and form conclusions based on those patterns and trends.
  • Develop SLOs for Geol1 to be tested during Spring 09