GEOL 102 Historical Geology Laboratory Policies and Syllabus

Spring Semester 2017


Labs are held in GEO 2107 2:00-5:00 p.m. W

LAB MANUAL
Deciphering Earth History: Exercises in Historical Geology. Fourth Edition (DEH) by R.A. Gastaldo, C.E. Savdra, and R.D. Lewis (2006, CPC Publishing) ISBN-13 978-0898923162

LAB SCHEDULE
Jan 27 LAB: Overview of Policies and Introduction

Feb. 1 LAB: Description and Classification of Sedimentary Rocks (DEH Lab 1)

Feb. 8 LAB: Interpretation of Sedimentary Rocks (DEH Lab 2)

Feb. 15 LAB: Relative Dating and Sequence of Events (DEH Lab 3)

Feb. 22 LAB: Lithostratigraphy (DEH Lab 4)

Mar. 1 LAB: Biostratigraphy & Radiometric Dating (read DEH Lab 5 & 6; actual lab will be a handout)

Mar. 8 LAB: Fossil Preservation and Taphonomy (DEH Lab 8)

Mar. 15 LAB: Lab Exam 1 (Covers material from 2/1 to 3/1)

Mar. 22 SPRING BREAK!

Mar. 29 LAB: Paleontology I Common Invertebrate Fossils (Lab will be a handout)

Apr. 5 LAB: Paleontology II Micropaleontology, Paleobotany, Vertebrate Paleontology (Lab will be a handout)

Apr. 12 LAB: Paleontology III Paleoenvironments & Paleoecology (Lab will be a handout)

Apr. 19 LAB: Interpretation of Geological Maps (Read DEH Lab 15; this Lab is a handout, but we will do Lab 15 during the next two weeks)

Apr. 26 LAB: Geologic Maps and Interpretation of Earth History in Selected Regions pt. 1 (DEH Lab 15)

May 3 LAB: Geologic Maps and Interpretation of Earth History in Selected Regions pt. 2 (DEH Lab 15)

May 10 LAB: Lab Exam 2 (Concentrates on labs from March 8 onward)

LAB SUPPLIES

LAB POLICIES

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Last modified: 18 January 2017