Program Outcomes

  1. Students will apply their knowledge of the interaction and evolution of the Geosphere, Biosphere, Atmosphere, and Hydrosphere in laboratory exercises.
  2. Students will apply their knowledge of the relationships between Plate Tectonics and Mountain Building, Volcanism, and Earthquakes in laboratory exercises.
  3. Students will apply their knowledge of the Rock Cycle, including the role of Minerals and Weathering, in laboratory exercises to correctly identify hand specimens.
  4. Students will apply their knowledge of Deep Time in laboratory exercises to correctly identify the timing of events.
  5. Students will apply their knowledge of Biological Evolution using Fossils to accurately identify laboratory specimens.
  6. Students will develop a testable hypothesis based on observations of the physical world, conduct research to test their hypothesis, and formulate conclusions based on their tests.
  7. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of the Petrographic Microscope to accurately identify and describe various rocks and minerals.

For more information, please call John Burris at (505) 566-3325. Or send us an email at BurrisJ@sanjuancollege.edu.