CRC19: Courses

GEOL 311 Historical Geology Laboratory

Units: 1

Hours: 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Corequisite: GEOL 310

Advisory: GEOL 300 and 301

Transferable: CSU; UC


Laboratory studies will accompany and complement GEOL 310, Historical Geology. Use of sedimentary rocks, fossils, geologic maps, and cross sections will aid in interpreting ancient environments, tectonic settings, and geologic history. Other concepts addressed include age relations and correlation of rock and time units, and introduction to fossil identification and biostratigraphy. At least one field trip or an appropriate alternative activity will be required as an introduction to sedimentary environments and field methods in geology.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1: Evaluate temporal rates and spatial scales of geologic processes in Earth history.