GEL1010  Physical Geology 4 Credit Lecture / Lab Science Course Download Complete Course Syllabus!

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW about the course, including required materials, attendance, participation, assessments, extra credit and make-up policies, and much more!

Welcome to GEL1010 - Physical Geology!

Either online, hybrid or in-person, this course introduces the basic theories, concepts, and assumptions used in geology, utilizing both lecture and laboratory components. For this purpose we have developed a high quality laboratory kit  for home use that will allow you to complete practical lab assignments from  home. You will learn to identify common rocks and minerals and enjoy the great outdoors as never before.

A self-guided field trip will be required as part of a outdoor field course project.

This course is administered through the CANVAS platform at Metropolitan State University of Denver

Please logon to your CANVAS account and navigate to the course for assignments, quizzes, labs, exams, the project, other course information and your grade book.

This website acts as a server platform for certain documents, assignments and videos attributed / copyrighted through Earthscience Education LLC. While downloads can be accessed through the CANVAS platform, many are also available directly through this website.

As an introduction to how fun, broad and impacting geology can be to any career and interests, check out our videos featuring our own MSU Denver students and their many adventures in the exiting world of geology.

Check out this video about MSU Denver’s NEW Applied Geology  Degree to showcase  what geology is all about.

Check out this video about our exciting annual  Colorado Plateau Geoscience Field Adventure open to ALL students.