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GG 101L: Dynamic Earth Laboratory (1 credit)

Course Description

Hands-on study of minerals, rocks, and topographic maps. Examine volcanism, hydrology, coastal processes and hazards, geologic time and earthquakes. Field trips to investigate landslides, beaches and O'ahu geology. (3 hours laboratory)

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the relevance of geology and geophysics to human needs, including those appropriate to Hawaii, and be able to discuss issues related to geology and its impact on society and planet Earth.
  • Apply technical knowledge of relevant computer applications, laboratory methods, and field methods to solve real-world problems in geology and geophysics.
  • Use the scientific method to define, critically analyze, and solve a problem in earth science.
  • Reconstruct, clearly and ethically, geological knowledge in both oral presentations and written reports.
  • Evaluate, interpret, and summarize the basic principles of geology and geophysics, including the fundamental tenets of the sub-disciplines, and their context in relationship to other core sciences, to explain complex phenomena in geology and geophysics.

Degrees and Certificates

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Classes Offered

  • Fall 2019 - W, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hale ʻImiloa 113, Floyd McCoy - CRN: 62447
  • Spring 2017 - W, 1:00pm to 3:45pm, Hale ʻImiloa 113, A Parisky - CRN: 64364 - view syllabus
  • Summer 2014 - TR, 9:30am to 12:00pm, Hale ʻImiloa 133, S Sherman - CRN: 61113