Spring 2012 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
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&ES232, 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 E&ES199
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CES)(E&ES)(ENVS)(SISP)
Major text to be determined. Selected readings from the literature.
|Examination and Assignments: |
One 1 1/2-hour exam and a final, plus a research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prerequisites: E&ES232 must be taken concurrently. Attendance at appropriate noon seminars will be required. There will be an all day trip to a major research lab, scheduled for the same day as the lab. One community service activity will be required.