GEOSCI 119 - Introductory Geology Lectures
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Geological Sciences (GEOSCI)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted if completed or enrolled in GEOSCI/ENVIRON 116, 117, 120. No credit granted if completed both GEOSCI 205 AND GEOSCI/ENVIRON 206. Only 3 credits with GEOSCI 205 or GEOSCI/ENVIRON 206.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Concurrent enrollment in ENVIRON or GEOSCI 118 for the lab.
Other Course Info:
F, W.
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:

GEOSCI 119 is a basic single-term course in introductory geology concentrating on the evolution of the Earth in physical and chemical terms. Reference to the interaction of the external biosphere—atmosphere—hydrosphere with the earth's interior is an essential component of the course.

Topics covered include:

  • plate tectonics: continental collision and fragmentation
  • tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanoes
  • evolution and extinction: dinosaurs and the fossil record
  • glaciers, global warming and climate change
  • geologic time

Lectures three hours per week. A separate discussion section for one hour each week is scheduled for review and discussion of topics covered in class.

To also enroll in the Introductory Geology Laboratory, register for any section of GEOSCI 118. The GEOSCI 118 laboratory provides a practical study of minerals, rocks, fossils and geologic maps. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in both GEOSCI 119 and 118, since the lab sessions complement the lectures and discussions.

Note: GEOSCI 119 plus 118 replaces GEOSCI 117.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Earth: Portrait of a Planet, by Marshak, second edition, W.W. Norton & Company, New York. ISBN: 0-393-92502-1

GEOSCI 119 - Introductory Geology Lectures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12021
Open
76
 
-
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of GEOSCI 118. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in both GEOSCI 119 and 118.
002 (DIS)
P
12022
Closed
0
 
-
W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of GEOSCI 118. Students are strongly encouraged to also enroll in a both GEOSCI 119 and 118.
003 (DIS)
P
12023
Open
9
 
-
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of GEOSCI 118. Students are strongly encouraged to also enroll in a both GEOSCI 119 and 118.
004 (DIS)
P
12024
Open
2
 
-
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of GEOSCI 118. Students are strongly encouraged to also enroll in a both GEOSCI 119 and 118.
005 (DIS)
P
12025
Closed
0
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of GEOSCI 118. Students are strongly encouraged to also enroll in a both GEOSCI 119 and 118.
006 (DIS)
P
12026
Open
1
 
-
M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of GEOSCI 118. Students are strongly encouraged to also enroll in a both GEOSCI 119 and 118.
007 (DIS)
P
20582
Open
12
 
-
Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of GEOSCI 118. Students are strongly encouraged to also enroll in a both GEOSCI 119 and 118.
008 (DIS)
P
22523
Open
14
 
-
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of GEOSCI 118. Students are strongly encouraged to also enroll in a both GEOSCI 119 and 118.
009 (DIS)
P
20583
Open
10
 
-
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of GEOSCI 118. Students are strongly encouraged to also enroll in a both GEOSCI 119 and 118.
010 (DIS)
P
22524
Open
10
 
-
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of GEOSCI 118. Students are strongly encouraged to also enroll in a both GEOSCI 119 and 118.
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