Geology 224 - Sedimentology


Mark McMenamin

TTH 03:15PM-04:30PM

Mount Holyoke College
Clapp Laboratory 300
Sedimentary rocks provide us with repositories of fresh water, hydrocarbons, and other critical raw materials, as well as geological evidence for the history of planet earth. This course will introduce students to the study of sedimentary rocks and their environments of deposition, with a focus on the varied processes of sediment accumulation. We will employ the principles of stratigraphic analysis and correlation to interpret ancient environments, paleoclimate, and paleogeography, and use these tools to probe the characteristics of sedimentary basins. Field trips will introduce a variety of analytical techniques used to study sedimentary rocks.

Prereq: Any one course in biology, chemistry, environmental studies, geology, or physics.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.