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Welcome . . .
to my Geology classes page! The Geology classes taught at CSU Los Angeles strive to give the student an introduction to the world of geology. The general geology class is an introduction to minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, and other earth processes. Minerals are the basic building blocks of rocks and to geologists rocks are the keys to understanding Earth's history and the rock-forming processes that operate within the Earth and on its surface.

The general geology laboratory is an introduction to minerals, rocks, maps and plate tectonics. Minerals are the basic building blocks of rocks. To geologists, rocks are the keys to understanding Earth's history and the rock-forming processes that operate within the Earth and on its surface. Maps are used by geologists to plot data and to examine the patterns of rock on the surface of the earth. At the end of this course students should be able to identify major rock types and minerals, and the students will also be able to work with topographic maps and interpret geologic maps

We will be covering a lot of information, much of which will be new to you. Plan on spending a few hours outside of class studying. Please use any and all resources available to you: your textbook, the internet, class lectures, myself.

Classes Taught | Lecture Topics | Lab Activities | Helpful Links

Geology Classes Taught

PCC CSULA
Geol 1 Geol 150 lecture
 

Geol 150 lab

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(in PDF format)

Lecture Class Topics
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Topic
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(1 slide/pg)
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Introduction
Plate Tectonics
Geologic Time
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Geology of the United States
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Earthquakes
Mass Wasting
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Mineral Resources PDF 1.3 Mb PDF 17.4 Mb
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Deserts
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Glaciers
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Minerals
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  Igneous Minerals

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  Sedimentary Minerals

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  Metamorphic Minerals

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  Ore Minerals

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Igneous Activity
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Igneous Rocks
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Sedimentary Envir & Rocks
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Metamorphic Envir & Rocks
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Lab Class Activity Topics & Assignments
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