Intro to The Study of Geology- Slides, Pictures and Notes

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CORE 3.32 GEOLOGY Sections 2CS1 and 2CS2 Summer 2009 Monday and Tues 12pm -2:20pm Instructor: Matthew Garb Email: mgarb@brooklyn .cuny.edu Office hrs: by appointment Objective The objective of the course is to utilize the study of the composition of the earth and the processes/systems acting on the earth to show how knowledge has been built up over time through the process of scientific method. Through the semester we will be discussing how the major theories of geology first were proposed and the evidence used to test and back them up. These include topics such as the actual composition of the earth itself, continental drift and plate tectonics to geologic time and the age of the earth. Tentative topics Introduction/ Scientific method Minerals Rocks: classification and processes Composition of the earth Continental Drift Sea floor spreading Plate tectonics Earthquakes Rock deformation Weathering Glaciers Shoreline processes Groundwater/Streams Fossils Geologic time Grading The Core 3.32 course grade will be composed of 67% lecture and 33% lab.
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course CORC Core 3.32 taught by Professor Saveg during the Summer '09 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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