GEOS 201 Fall 2012 Geomorphology

Cross Listed as ENVI205
This course is designed for geosciences majors and for environmental studies students interested in surficial geologic processes and their importance in shaping the physical environment. Geomorphology analyzes the nature and rates of constructional, weathering, and erosional processes and the influence of climatic, tectonic, and volcanic forces on landform evolution. Labs focus on field measurements of hydrologic and geomorphic processes in the Williamstown area as well as on the analysis of topographic maps and stereo air photos.
Class Format: lecture/discussion, three hours per week; laboratory, three hours per week/student projects; weekend field trip to the White Mountains
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on two hour exams, a project, and lab work
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Prerequisites: any 100-level Geosciences course or consent of the instructor
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Divisional Attributes: Division III
Other Attributes: AMST Space and Place Electives, ENVI Natural World Electives,ENVS Environmental Geosciences Electives
Enrollment Limit: none
Expected Enrollment: 15
Class Number: 1198
GEOS201-01(F) LEC Geomorphology Division 3: Science and Mathematics David P. Dethier
TR 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Clark Hall 204 1198
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