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Introduction to Geology @ UNI - Dr. Heinzel


Syllabus Spring 2015

Weekly hotlinks = Is geoengineering a bad idea?

Lecture slides

#1 Geology, Environments, and Earth History

#2 Continents, Seas & Plate tectonics

#3 Minerals

Monday February 2, Lecture Exam 1 Earth history, Plate Tectonics, and Minerals

#4 Igneous rocks

#5 Sedimentary rocks and fossils

#6 Metamorphic rocks

Lab Test/Practical 1 - (Part 1 - Mineral and Rock Identification with one hand-written study sheet, Part 2 - Mineral and rock applications, open note/open book)

#7 Volcanoes

#8 Earthquakes

#9 Mountains

Lecture Exam 2 Building and Breaking the Earth's surface - Wednesday March, 11

!!!Spring Break!!!

#10 Weathering and soils

#11 Climate change

#12 Rivers and flooding

#13 Glaciers

#14 Groundwater and Karst

Lecture Exam 4 - (lectures 10-15) Friday April 24

#15 Geologic Resources, environments and society (In class only)

#16 Open

Final Lab Exam - Tuesday, April 28, regular lab time/s

Final Lecture Exam = Wednesday, May 6 10 to 11:50AM

Latham Hall Rm. 125

Video/lecture assistance

Video Vault

Lab assistance

Minerals (not all 30 but with physical properties)

Igneous Rock Identification


Iowa Geological and Water Survey

United States Geological Survey


Previous weekly hotlinks...

University of Northern Iowa Earth and Environmental Science Fanpage

Hypotheses Versus Theories

6th Mass Extinction? AND Center for Biological Diversity - The Extinction Crisis


Science mp3s

John McPhee Assembles California , Plate Tectonics

Environmental education Talk of Iowa

Bill Nye and Human Evolution

Climate Change and our National Parks

Changing Climate Means Changing Oceans

Americans Fail the Climate Quiz