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EARTHSC 1G03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Plate Tectonics, Biogeochemistry, Hydrogeology


Department
Earth Sciences
Course Code
EARTHSC 1G03
Professor
Maureen Padden
Lecture
1

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EARTHSC 1G03
Lecture 1: Introduction
Learning Objectives
Understand the many dynamic geological processes that shape the
earth and its surface and subsurface components.
Gain rock and mineral identification skills in both field and lab settings
and will learn how to visualize and interpret 3-dimensional geologic
structures.
Evaluation
Labs 35% (4 @ 2.5%, 5 @ 5%)
Midterm 30% (2 @ 15%)
Final Exam 35%
Topics
September:
o Plate Tectonics
o Minerals
o Volcanoes
o Earthquakes
October:
o Geologic Structures
o Geologic Time
o Streams and Floods
o GIS
November:
o Groundwater
o Landslides
o Beaches
o Glaciers
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