Course Descriptions

Introductory Geosciences I and LAB - GEOL 1011K


This course covers Earth materials and processes.

Students enrolling in eCore lab science courses are advised to consult with transferring institution to determine transferability of course credits.

Important Lab Information

This course has a laboratory component that requires you to purchase a lab kit material. More information can be found below, but you are encouraged to purchase the kit and begin gathering the additional materials as soon as possible.

If you plan to order a kit after August 31, 2018 call AquaPhoenix Customer Service Number: 1-866-632-1291

Lab Kit Cost - $109.95

  • The cost for option one includes lab material for GEOL 1011K (See lab material list).
  • Price includes shipping and handling for ground shipping in the state of Georgia. Other shipping and handling options may add to the total cost.
Click here for more lab kit information.

Name Office Phone Email
Allison Bailey University of North Georgia
Robert Bergstrom University of West Georgia
Brad Deline University of West Georgia
Ann Harris University of North Georgia
Randa Harris University of West Georgia
Aditya Kar Fort Valley State University
Billy Morris Georgia Highlands College
Marta Patino-Douce University of Georgia
Randy Spaid Middle Georgia State University
Karen Tefend University of West Georgia

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.


Course Equivalency

This course requires you to purchase a lab kit. This kit has been customized for eCore and can be used for GEOL 1011K.

Students will not be allowed to stay in the course without purchasing lab kit material unless a different arrangement has been made with the instructor.

Please see below for ordering information.


Username (case sensitive) : ecore

Password (case sensitive) : !studentkits123

  • Once you have logged in, select "Place Order" (left menu)
  • Search EC-5200-KIT OR select "Student Kits" (left menu) to see all available kits.
  • Enter "1" in the "Quantity" text box and click "Add"
  • The kit will appear in your "Shopping Cart" on the left
  • Select "Review Order" (below left menu) and input your billing and shipping information

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify Earth materials and discuss/interpret their origin, economic uses, compositions, and interrelationships.
  • Use maps, photos, and diagrams to identify and interpret topographic and geologic structures and the processes which form them.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Earth surface processes and their impact on mankind.
  • Discuss evidence of plate tectonics and the Earth's internal structure and how processes within the Earth influence Earth's major surface features and control the location of Earth's major surface features and control the location of earthquakes and volcanic activity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the perspective of geologic time as related to geologic events and processes and the formation of earth materials.
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Geology
  • Unit 2: Earth's Interior
  • Unit 3: Topographic Maps
  • Unit 4: Plate Tectonics
  • Unit 5: Water
  • Unit 6: Climate Change
  • Unit 7: Matter and Minerals
  • Unit 8: Igneous Rocks and Processes
  • Unit 9: Volcanoes
  • Unit 10: Sedimentary Rocks
  • Unit 11: Metamorphic Rocks
  • Unit 12: Crustal Deformation
  • Unit 13: Earthquakes
  • Unit 14: Physiographic Provinces

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Participation/Discussions – 10%
  • Online Quizzes – 25%
  • Labs - 35%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Proctored Final Exam - 15%

You are required to have access to Google Earth in order to complete some of the graded activities in this course.  Google Earth is a free and easy to use tool that will allow you to visualize and explore many of the geologic features discussed in GEOL 1011k. Google Earth is available for free download.

To return items, please contact AquaPhoenix at 866-632-1291 or for a return material authorization (RMA). They must be notified within 5 days of the receipt date for any return to be considered. The customer will be responsible for any return shipping charges of non-regulated material, except in cases of shipping errors made by AquaPhoenix. If the product being returned contains regulated material, a call tag will be issued along with the RMA. Credit will be made upon receipt and inspection that goods are received in new, re-sellable condition and a 20% restock fee will be deducted from the total credit.

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