Historical Geology Spring 2018

 

 

 

 

GEOL 210-001, 3 credits

TR 9:30-10:45 in Sims 201

 

 

Much more information on Blackboard

 

Instructor: Dr. Diana Boyer                         

Office: Sims 212B

e-mail: boyerd@winthrop.edu  (best)

Phone: 803-323-4949

Office hours: Wed 9:30-11, Thurs 1-2 and by appointment

Text: EarthÕs Evolving Systems: the history of planet Earth, 2018, Ronald Martin, Jones and Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA, 615 p., 2nd edition-required

 

Tentative schedule of topics*

Reading

Assignments*

Jan 9

Introduction Geology and systems

Chap 1

 

Jan 11

Geologic time, plate tectonics

Chap 2

Why study Hist. Geol.

Jan 16

Rocks and minerals

Chap 3

 

Jan 18

Sedimentary rocks and environs

Chap 4

Writing assign (#1)

Jan 23

Fossils

Chap 4

 

Jan 25

Evolution

Chap 5

 

Jan 30

Extinction

Chap 5

 

Feb 1

Stratigraphy and time

Chap 6

 

Feb 6

Formation of Earth, Hadean

Chapter 7

 

Feb 8

In class paper presentations

 

 

Feb 13

Exam 1

  Chap 1-7

 

Feb 15

Archean and 1st life

Chap 8

Period paper (#2)

Feb 20

Proterozoic

Chap 9

 

Feb 22

Cambrian Big Bang

Chap 10

 

Feb 27

Ordovician Silurian

Chap 11

 

March 1

Devonian Carboniferous

Chap 11-12

 

March 6

Permian

Chap 12

 

March 8

Permian, Triassic

Chap 12-13

Writing assign (#3)

March 12-16

Spring Break

 

 

March 20

Exam 2

Chap 7-12

 

March 22

Triassic

Chap 13

 

March 27

Jurassic-Cretaceous

Chap 13

 

March 29

Cretaceous

Chap 13

 

April 3

Paleogene

Chap 14

 

April 5

Paleogene

Chap 14

 

April 10

Neogene

Chap 15

 

April 12

Exam 3

Chap 13-15

 

April 17

Holocene

Chap 16

 

April 19

Review

 

 

April 24

Study Day

 

 

April 27

Final Exam Friday 11:30 am

All material

 

 

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