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3 credit science course

This science course focuses on the State of Colorado to introduce basic concepts, principles, theories, and assumptions in geology. The course covers Colorado's major geological provinces and landforms; common minerals, rocks, and fossils; geologic processes; geologic resources and hazards; and important events in Colorado's geologic history. Fieldtrip(s) are required for this course, mostly selfguided.

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William Buckland

Geology holds the keys of one of the kingdoms of nature; and it cannot be said that a science which extends our Knowledge, and by consequence our Power, over a third part of nature, holds a low place among intellectual employments.

ScavHunt1.doc ScavHunt2.pdf ScavHunt2.doc ScavHunt3.pdf ScavHunt3.doc ScavHunt4.pdf ScavHunt4.doc Lab1.pdf Lab1.doc Lab2.pdf Lab2.doc PROJECT.pdf PROJECT.doc Vtrip1.pdf

This course is administered through the CANVAS platform. To take ONLINE tests or submit assignments or to stay in touch with important course communications, log in to the course CANVAS page.

Peruse the CANVAS course calendar frequently and set your notifications so that you wont miss important deadlines.

Scavenger Hunts

- In-Person Field Trips -

Scavenger Hunt 1: Red Rocks & Dinosaur Ridge

Scavenger Hunt 2: Colorado School of Mines

Museum & Trail

Scavenger Hunt 3: Lookout & Table Mtns

and Golden Gate Park

Scavenger Hunt 4: Downtown Denver

Paper / Research Labs

These are INDIVIDUAL Assignments

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Lab 1: My Cell Phone & Colorado Resources Lab

Lab 2: "Every Rock Has a Story" Lab

Course Project

“So, you want to be a geologist”

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Virtual Field Trip & Exam

- Colorado Front Range -

This is an INDIVIDUAL Assignments

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Virtual Field Trip

Colorado Front Range ONLINE Exam

1. Download the PDF instructions

2. Go on the Virtual Field Trip

3. Take the Exam

Your Peer Review of other Projects

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Peer Review.pdf Peer Review.doc
GEL1020 Geology of Colorado