Historical Geology Spring 2017

GEOL 210-002, 3 credits

TR 9:30-10:45 in Owens 204

 

 

Much more information on Blackboard

 

Instructor: Dr. Diana Boyer              Office: Sims 212B

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

Office hours: Wednesday 1-3 and by appointment

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

 

 

Tentative schedule of topics*

Reading*

Assignments*

Jan 10

Introduction to time and rocks

 

 

Jan 12

Geologic time, plate tectonics

Chap 1

 

Jan 17

Rocks and minerals

Chap 2

 

Jan 19

Fossils and life

Chap 3

 

Jan 24

Diversity of life, Evolution

Chap 3, 7

Writing assign (#1)

Jan 26

Diversity of life

Chap 3, 4

 

Jan 31

Sedimentary environments

Chap 5

 

Feb 2

Stratigraphy and time

Chap 6

 

Feb 7

Exam 1

Chap 1-7

 

Feb 9

Formation of Earth, Hadean

Chapter 11

 

Feb 14

In class paper presentations

 

 

Feb 16

Proterozoic, Cambrian

Chap 12-13

Period paper (#2)

Feb 21

Cambrian

Chap 13

 

Feb 23

Ordovician

Chap 13

 

Feb 28

Silurian-Devonian

Chap 14

 

March 2

Carboniferous

Chap 15

 

March 7

Permian

Chap 15

 

March 9

Permian, Triassic

Chap 15-16

Writing assign (#3)

Mar13-17

Spring Break

 

 

March 21

Triassic

Chap 16

 

March 23

Jurassic

Chap 16

 

March 28

Cretaceous

Chap 17

 

March 30

Cretaceous

Chap 17

 

April 4

Exam 2

Chap 11-17

 

April 6

Paleogene

Chap 18

 

April 11

Paleogene

Chap 18

 

April 13

Neogene

Chap 19

 

April 18

Holocene

Chap 20

 

April 20

Review

 

 

April 25

Study Day

 

 

April 28

Final Exam Friday 11:30 am

All material

 

 

 

 

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