Middlebury

GEOL 0352

Quaternary Geology

Glacial and Quaternary Geology
In this course we will examine the causes and effects of glaciation along with the characteristics that make the Quaternary Period unique in geologic time. Topics will include glaciology, glacial erosion and deposition, glacier reconstruction, and techniques for interpreting and dating the Quaternary stratigraphic and paleoclimatic record from diverse terrestrial, lacustrine, and marine archives. Consideration also will be given to how severe climatic fluctuations impacted nonglacial environments. An overnight weekend field trip at the end of the semester will introduce students firsthand to alpine glacial landforms. (Any 0100-level geology or geography course, or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab
Subject:
Geology
Department:
Geology
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
DED SCI
Equivalent Courses:
GEOG 0352

Sections in Spring 2004

Spring 2004

GEOL0352A-S04 Lecture (Munroe)
GEOL0352Z-S04 Lab (Munroe)