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GEOL1004

Historical Geology of Vermont

Historical Geology of the Champlain Valley
At the dawn of the 18th century, the Champlain Valley was largely the domain of the Abenaki and Mohawk nations. A century later Europeans populated the valley and Middlebury College was founded. In this course we will explore how the geologic environment defined these different cultures. Topics will include: the hydrologic system as transportation, energy, and food source; geologic controls on soil quality; geologic resources for building, tool making, and war; and the role of climate change and variability. The course will include numerous field trips to regional museums and geologic sites. Students should feel comfortable being outside in winter.
Subject:
Geology
Department:
Geology
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI WTR

Sections

Winter 2012

GEOL1004A-W12 Lecture (Amidon)