Spring 2009

Principles of Geology

Listed in: Geology, as GEOL-11

Faculty

Tekla A. Harms (Sections 03, 04 and 05)

Description

As the science that considers the origin and evolution of the earth, Geology provides students with an understanding of what is known about the earth and how we know it, how the earth “works” and why we think it behaves as it does. In particular this course focuses upon the earth as an evolving and dynamic system where change is driven by energy generated within the earth. Concepts to be covered are: the structure of the earth’s interior, isostasy, deep time, the origin and nature of the magnetic field, plate tectonics, the origin and evolution of mountain belts, and ocean basins and the growth of the continents over time. In this context, Geology 11 considers a diverse range of topics such as the Appalachian mountain belt, the Hawaiian Islands, Yellowstone Park, the consequences of seismicity, faulting, meteorite impact, and volcanism on the earth’s inhabitants, and the sources and limitations of mineral and energy resources. This is a science course designed for all students of the College. Three hours of class and two hours of lab in which the student gains direct experience in the science through field trips, demonstrations, and projects. Fall semester: Fall and Spring semesters. Fall semester: Professor Crowley. Spring semester: Professor Harms.

Offerings

Fire Under the Sea Homework

Submitted by Tekla A. Harms on Friday, 3/27/2009, at 3:49 PM
Fire Under the Sea Homework is due in class on *Wednesday, April 1*. (No Foolin'!)

Relative Dating Homework

Submitted by Tekla A. Harms on Friday, 3/13/2009, at 2:50 PM
Relative Dating Homework is due in class on *Wednesday*, March 25.

Sedimentary Rocks Homework

Submitted by Tekla A. Harms on Friday, 3/13/2009, at 2:49 PM
Sedimentary Rocks Homework is due in class on Friday, March 27 (new date). The sedimentary rocks are available for your study in the lab room. Your sedimentary rocks labs have been returned to the boxes in the lab room.

Melting and Crystallization Homework

Submitted by Tekla A. Harms on Thursday, 2/26/2009, at 11:25 AM
Melting and Crystallization Homework is due in class on Friday, March 6.

Geotherm vs Solidus Graphs

Submitted by Tekla A. Harms on Wednesday, 2/25/2009, at 11:30 AM

Geologic Time Scale

Submitted by Tekla A. Harms on Thursday, 2/12/2009, at 4:42 PM

Earthquake Hazard Homework

Submitted by Tekla A. Harms on Thursday, 2/12/2009, at 10:24 AM
Earthquake Hazard Homework is due in class on **Wednesday, February 18**.

Mineral Identification Homework

Submitted by Tekla A. Harms on Monday, 2/9/2009, at 4:51 PM
Mineral Identification Homework is due in lab February 11 & 12.

Course and Lab Section List

Submitted by Tekla A. Harms on Monday, 2/9/2009, at 4:51 PM

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