Fall 2013 not offered
The landscape of Connecticut reflects geologic processes acting over more than a billion years of Earth's history. These events have left Connecticut with an impressive variety of minerals, rocks, and rock formations for such a small state. Connecticut's landscape has also played, and continues to play, an important role in the state's development by humans. In this class, we will undertake weekly field excursions to key locations around Wesleyan to better understand the processes that have shaped Connecticut's landscape, from ancient continental collisions and ice ages to the modern environment. Students will learn how to "read" rock outcroppings to make inferences about ancient Earth history as well as collect field data to understand modern environmental processes. Field sites are chosen to emphasize connections between ancient, modern, and human environments.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly field assignments. Final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Field course. Attendance at all class meetings required.
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