ENVIRON 120 - Geology of National Parks and Monuments
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit if completed EARTH (GEOSCI)/ENVIRON 116, 117, or 119, or both EARTH (GEOSCI) 205 AND EARTH (GEOSCI)/ENVIRON 206. Only 3 credits with EARTH (GEOSCI) 205 or EARTH (GEOSCI)/ENVIRON 206.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

This is an introductory course that uses the geoscience context of the National Parks (Hawaii, Yellowstone, Crater Lake, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Zion, Pt. Reyes, Death Valley, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountains, Glacier, Shenandoah, Puerto Rico, Isle Royale, and others) to explore the geological history of the Earth, and specifically the tectonic evolution of the North American continent.

Topics include plate tectonics of large continental units and smaller displaced terranes, global volcanism, large explosive volcanic eruptions, Earth’s depositional environments, the history of life (fossil record), meteorite impacts, earthquakes, mountain building, the origin of the Great Lakes, and records of extreme climate throughout Earth history.

Course Requirements:

Quizzes and exams will be run in Canvas, and will remain open for at least 24 hours to accommodate all students.

Intended Audience:

Students who: Are interested in a 4-credit hour introductory Earth science course with laboratory; need an intro lecture+lab course as a prerequisite for Program in the Environment; need an intro course as a prereq for a major in Earth and Environmental Sciences; have an interest in the outdoors, aim to be a park ranger, plan a grad tour of the American West, etc.

Class Format:

Lecture 3 hours weekly and a 2-hour lab. 

Schedule

ENVIRON 120 - Geology of National Parks and Monuments
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
23321
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (LAB)
 In Person
23322
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
003 (LAB)
 In Person
23323
Closed
0
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 2:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
004 (LAB)
 In Person
23324
Closed
0
 
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Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
005 (LAB)
 In Person
23325
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
006 (LAB)
 In Person
28779
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 11:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
007 (LAB)
 In Person
28780
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 1:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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