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Geology 101L: Introduction to Geology Lab
Pre or Co-Requisite:
Geology 101
Correspondence by Mail
EST. time to complete:
3 to 9 Months
$301.00/Credit (No Fees)


An introductory laboratory to complement GEOL101: Introduction to Geology.

A required Lab Kit is available through the University Bookstore for an additional, non-refundable fee.

This Independent Study Course is only available in a "Correspondence by Mail" format.

College laboratory courses generally gather students together in the same room at the same time to engage in their laboratory activities under the tutelage of a laboratory instructor. But students in those labs are generally expected to do the laboratory problems as much as possible on their own, or in teams, without the need for instructor assistance or “lecturing”. In other words, labs are intended to provide hands-on experiential learning that compliments and reinforces the learning intended by GEOL101: Introduction to Geology.

That is exactly the way this learning guide is set up. The labs include samples, maps and diagrams for you to work with to gain some personal experience in geologic inquiry. You also will need to refer to your GEOL 101 textbook by Tarbuck and Lutgens, so it’s important that you still have that book.

Tarbuck, E. J., & Lutgens, F. K. (2011). Earth: An introduction to physical geology (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-321-66304-7.

A required Lab Kit is available through University Bookstore for an additional, non-refundable fee.

  • You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:

    • 11 Lessons
    • 0 Exams


You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.