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Geology 101 - Physical Geology with Lab - Carly Perl (Gott)

Course:Physical Geology with Lab
Professor:Carly Perl (Gott)
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


Lecture portion is online while the lab component requires scheduled weekly zoom logins as reflected in the course schedule. There are no required materials or campus visits for this 5-week OnlineLive course.

Course Description

Explores the basic features of the exterior and interior of the earth's crust, the materials of which those features are composed, and the geologic processes which produced them. Provides the principles and tools of direct and remote observation of Earth's crustal evolution and surface processes through analysis of minerals, rocks, fossils, topographic and geologic maps, cross sections and other geologic tools. Lecture and Lab. Formerly GEOL-101 + GEOL-101L. 

What to Expect in this Course

Plan to show up to each scheduled Zoom meeting. The password protected zoom invites will be available via Canvas after the Canvas page is made visible to you. In addition to meetings, you are expected to regularly login to access and complete materials in Canvas modules. Office hours will be available virtually in set times and at request. Each week's work will be outlined and available at the start of each week with deadlines noted. 

Types of Assessments


Textbook Information

Textbook Title: Essentials of Geology by Marshak (recommended ONLY, not required)

Other Relevant Course Information


This course can be completed from any location as long as you are able to log in at scheduled times. I add all interested students, email me for an add-code to use in the first week of class if you are interested and the course is listed as 'full'. 

 Required technical capabilities include the ability to view (but not edit) pdfs, create and edit spreadsheets and word documents, view canvas course materials including image and text files, as well as access and play youtube videos. In previous courses these expectations were met by students using pcs, macs, tablets and smartphones. If you run into an accessibility problem, please make me aware so that I can adjust file types as needed. You are not required or expected to have/use webcams or microphones for course interactions.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 969