GEOL 018 - Geological Cartographic AnalysisSemester Hours: 3
Integrated lecture and laboratory course focuses on classical and computer-based graphical and visual techniques employed in the geological sciences in the context of the history of art and expression. In lecture, the history of maps and map making, growth of perspective drawing, and 3-D computerized imaging are fully explored. Labs are based on measurement and interpretation leading to problem solving and analysis in the subdisciplines of stratigraphy, structure, petrology, geomorphology, field geology and geochemistry. Course includes both mechanical and computer-aided design elements to develop skills and techniques to analyze the geologic structure and history of the earth’s crust. Written research report and in-class oral presentation using visual media required of all students. Field trips support course topics. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.)
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