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Geol 107 Earth System Science
Instructor: Beth Norman
Text: Foundations of Earth System Science; Lutgens, Tarbuck and Tasa; 6th Ed.
INTRODUCTION TO THE EARTH SCIENCES (Module 1)
Earth Science: A view of the Earth (Introduction)
EARTH'S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE (Module 2)
The Nature of the solar system (Chap 15)
Beyond the solar system (Chap 16)
EARTH'S GEOLOGY - MATERIALS (Module 3)
Minerals: Building blocks of rocks (Chap 1)
Rocks: Materials of the lithosphere (Chap 2)
EARTH'S GEOLOGY - EXTERNAL PROCESSES (Module 4)
Landscapes formed by water (Chap 3)
Glacial and arid landscapes (Chap 4)
EARTH'S GEOLOGY - GLOBAL PLATE TECTONICS (Module 5)
Plate tectonics: A unifying theory (Chap 5)
EARTH'S GEOLOGY - INTERNAL PROCESSES (Module 6)
Earthquakes and mountain building (Chap 6)
Volcanoes and igneous activity (Chap 7)
DECIPHERING EARTH'S HISTORY (Module 7)
Geologic time (Chap 8)
THE GLOBAL OCEAN (Module 8)
Oceans: The last frontier (Chap 9)
The restless ocean (Chap 10)
EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE - ENERGY AND MOISTURE (Module 9)
Heating the atmosphere (Chap 11)
Clouds and precipitation (Chap 12)
EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE - MOTION AND PATTERNS (Module 10)
The atmosphere in motion (Chap 13)
Weather patterns and storms (Chap 14)
This Syllabus is for Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters when modules will correspond to
weeks. During the Summer Quarter the course is compressed into 8 weeks and the schedule
is modified.