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Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Geology-208

Lecture Syllabus

Week Date Subject Weekly Reading:
Alt and Hyndman (ah);
course packet (p)
1 6/25

6/27

6/28
Introduction & Plate Tectonics
Lab: Plate Tectonics
“Reading the Rocks” of Washington, Part I
Lab: Minerals
Field Trip: Cougar Mountain (Field Methods)
p: 2-25
2 7/2

7/4
7/5
Reading the Rocks of Washington, II
Lab: Introduction to NW Geology
NO CLASS: Fourth of July Holiday
NO CLASS: Make up with a weekend field trip
p: 26-42
3 7/9

7/11


7/12
Early History of the Northwest & Terranes
Lab: Geologic maps & Terranes I
North Cascades and the Insular Terrane
Lab: Geologic maps & Terranes II
MIDTERM 1
UW Field Trip: Burke Museum; Seismology Lab; Allen Library

North Cascades Trip (Sunday 7/15; postponed)
ah: 1-14
p: A
ah: 15-20
p: B,C
4 7/16

7/18

7/19
San Juan Islands & Oregon Terranes
Lab: Metamorphic Rocks of Washington
Western Cascades & Tertiary Basins
Lab: Sedimentary Rocks of Washington
Field Trip: Cle Elum or Green River

Mt. Rainier Trip (Friday 7/20)
ah: 15-20

ah: 21-32
p: D
5 7/23

7/25

7/26
Olympics and the Columbia Plateau
Lab: Igneous Rocks of Washington
High Cascade Volcanoes
MIDTERM 2
Field Trip: Quartz Creek/Snoqualmie Pass
ah: 33-42
p: E,F
ah: 43
p: G
6 7/30

8/1

8/2
Glaciation & Recent History of Washington
Lab: Washington Glaciers
Earthquakes in Washington
Lab: Washington Earthquakes
Field Trip: Discovery Park – Glaciers & Landslides

Columbia Plateau Trip (Saturday 8/4)
ah: 44-53
p: H
Handouts
7 8/6

8/8
8/9
Landslides in Washington & the Future of Washington
Lab: Washington Landslides
Final Presentation of Projects, I
Final Presentation of Projects, II
FINAL EXAM DUE
ah: 53


GLOSSARY



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