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|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: (E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(SISP)
Prothero and Schwab, SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY 2nd edition (2004), W.H. Freeman and Company (600 pages) ISBN-10:0-7167-3905-4, ISBN-13:978-0-7167-3905-0
|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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