Fall 2020 not offered
Sedimentary geology impacts many aspects of modern life. It includes the study of sediment formation, erosion, transport, deposition, and the chemical changes that occur thereafter. It is the basis for finding fossil fuels, industrial aggregate, and other resources. The sedimentary record provides a long-term history of biological evolution and of processes such as uplift, subsidence, sea-level fluctuations, climate change, and the frequency and magnitude of earthquakes, storms, floods, and other catastrophic events. This class will examine the origin and interpretation of sediments, sedimentary rocks, fossils, and trace fossils. Students must take E&ES231 Sedimentology/Stratigraphy Techniques concurrently.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: E&ES101 OR E&ES115 OR [E&ES197 or BIOL197 or ENVS197] OR E&ES199
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(SISP)
SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY: An Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks and Stratigraphy, 3rd Edition, D.R. Prothero and F. Schwab (2014) W.H. Freeman and Company, ISBN-10: 1-4292-3155-6
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two exams and a final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
E&ES232 must be taken concurrently.
There may be optional field trips on some weekends.
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