This course serves as an introduction to the earth sciences. The lectures and laboratory exercises will cover a broad range of topics related to the physical geology, but also minor aspects of the historical geology. The topics covered include, but not limited to, Maps, Minerals, Rocks, Tectonic activity, Volcanoes, Sediments, Geologic time, Natural resources, Landscapes, Hazards, Life through time, and Evolution, etc. The course has a three (3) hour lab component during which you will be conducting a variety of laboratory exercises which will allow you to review and understand important geologic concepts and processes. Physical Geology is a laboratory science course and satisfies the Physical Science (PH) and science lab requirement for the General Education (GE). The lecture and the laboratory elements are integrated.