GEOLSCI 105/291 - Introduction to Field Methods
Two-week, field-based course in the White Mountains of eastern California. Introduction to the techniques for geologic mapping and geologic investigation in the field: systematic observations and data collection for lithologic columns and structural cross-sections. Interpretation of field relationships and data to determine the stratigraphic and deformational history of the region. 3 credits (grade).
GS 5 Living on the Edge
Are you new to the Bay Area? Welcome to life along the Pacific Rim of Fire! Do you wonder about the San Andreas Fault and earthquakes? How people live with its associated threats? Winter weather, mudslides and seacliff erosion? Do you want to discover where the best beaches are? Hidden redwood forests? Do you wonder where your water comes from? Do you want to learn more about the Earth Sciences? California’s geology is ROCKIN’ AND ROLLIN’ !
GES 103 Earth Materials: Rocks in Thin Section
GES 103 is a laboratory course that provides hands-on experience in identifying minerals and common mineral associations in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks in thin section. You will gain practice and expertise in describing typical crystallization, reaction and deformational relations and textures in igneous and metamorphic rocks.