Text Box: Historical Geology Fall 2017

 

 

 

 

GEOL 210-001, 3 credits

TR 9:30-10:45 in Owens 202

 

 

Much more information on Blackboard

 

Instructor: Dr. Diana Boyer              Office: Sims 212B

e-mail: boyerd@winthrop.edu            Phone: 803-323-4949

Office hours: Tues 2-3pm, Wed 9:30-11, and by appointment

Text: Earth System History, 2009, Steven Stanley, Freeman, NY, 567p. 4th edition-required

 

Tentative schedule of topics*

Reading

Assignments*

Aug 22

Introduction to time and rocks

 

 

Aug 24

Geologic time, plate tectonics

Chap 1

Why study hist. geology?

Aug 29

Rocks and minerals

Chap 2

 

Aug 31

Period paper assign, Fossils and life

Chap 3

Writing assign (#1)

Sep 5

Diversity of life

Chap 3

 

Sep 7

Evolution

Chap 3, 7

 

Sep 12

Sedimentary environments

Chap 5

 

Sep 14

Stratigraphy and time

Chap 6

 

Sep 19

Exam 1

Chap 1-7

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 21

Plate tectonics & mountain building

Chap 9-10

 

Sep 26

In class paper presentations

 

 

Sep 28

Formation of Earth, Hadean

Chap 11

Period paper (#2)

Oct 3

Proterozoic

Chap 12

 

Oct 5

Camb-Ordovician

Chap 13

 

Oct 10

Silurian-Devonian

Chap 14

 

Oct 12

Carboniferous

Chap 15

 

Oct 17

Fall Break

 

 

Oct 19

Permian, Triassic

Chap 15-16

Writing assign (#3)

Oct 24

No Class GSA

 

 

Oct 26

Exam 2

Chap 11-16

 

Oct 31

Triassic

Chap 16

 

Nov 2

Jurassic

Chap 17

 

Nov 7

Cretaceous

Chap 17

 

Nov 9

Cretaceous

Chap 17

 

Nov 14

Paleogene

Chap 18

 

Nov 16

Neogene

Chap 19

 

Nov 21

Exam 3

Chap 16-19

 

Nov 23

Thanksgiving

 

 

Nov 28

Holocene

Chap 20

 

Nov 30

Review

 

 

Dec 8

Final Exam Friday 11:30 am

All material

 

 

*subject to change based on how fast we move through the material