Middlebury

GEOL 0340

Sedimentary Process&Environ

Sedimentary Processes and Environments
This course examines modern sedimentary processes and environments, with the goal of understanding the environmental conditions under which ancient sediments were deposited and preserved. Topics include the dynamics of weathering and sediment transport; the interpretation of depositional environments from sedimentary textures, structures and relationships; and stratigraphic techniques for interpreting Earth history. Field trips provide hands-on opportunities to apply course material and investigate Middlebury’s ancient history as a sandy, tropical paradise. (Any 0100-level geology course or by waiver) (formerly GEOL 0241) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab/field trips
Subject:
Geology
Department:
Geology
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:
GEOL 0241
GEOL 0321

Sections in Spring 2013