Maricopa Community Colleges  GLG230AA   20042-99999 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 12/09/03
GLG230AA 20042-99999 LAB 1 Credit(s) 5 Period(s)
Field Geology of the Southwest
Field trips to selected areas in the Southwest, such as Arizona, Utah, California, and Sonora) to observe and interpret various geological features and phenomena. Prerequisites: None.
Course Note:GLG103 suggested but not required
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
GLG230AA   20042-99999 Field Geology of the Southwest
1. Use topographic and geologic maps to locate and identify rock formations. (I, II)
2. Describe and identify the major rock types (e.g., limestone) and structures. (e.g., faults). (II)
3. Identify, describe, and interpret individual rock formations (e.g., the Galeros Formation). (II)
4. Use Brunton compasses, GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers, and/or other tools to measure various types of geologic data (e.g., map, locations, and bedding orientations). (I, II)
5. Outline and describe the geologic history of the field trip area and surrounding region. (III)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
GLG230AA   20042-99999 Field Geology of the Southwest
    I. Physiography
        A. Landforms
        B. Topographic maps and profiles
      II. Geology
          A. Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks
          B. Rock formations
          C. Geologic structures (faults and fold)
          D. Geologic time
          E. Geologic maps and cross sections
        III. Geologic History
            A. Precambrian
            B. Paleozoic
            C. Mesozoic
            D. Cenozoic
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