This course introduces basic concepts of geology that encompasses civil and mineral engineering. These concepts will be further investigated in the upper year courses. Such concepts include ID of rocks and minerals, analysis of topographic maps, differentiation between faults, folds and unconformities, impact of natural and manmade processes on earth's features and interconnections between its systems. Labs are done in groups and can be completed within the given time in practicals.
Problem Solving, Memorizing, Group Work, Theoretical Knowledge.
Attend all the lectures and tutorials because that's where mapping and problem solving are demonstrated.
It's best to stay in practicals longer to clarify your doubts with the professor and TAs.
Past tests and exams are really good indicators of what to expect on when being tested.
Terminology is key as there is a lot to remember (according to Professor Peterson).
***NOTE: KP is leaving on sabbatical and there is a new professor this year so there may be changes.