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Introduction to Geology @ UNI - Dr. Heinzel


Syllabus Spring 2015

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

Lecture slides

#1 Geology, Environment, Earth History

#2 Continents, Seas & Plate tectonics

#3 Minerals

Monday February 2, Approx. 60pts. Lecture Exam 1 Earth history, Plate Tectonics, and Minerals - (Want a STUDY GUIDE, come to class:-)

#4 Igneous rocks

#5 Sedimentary rocks and fossils

#6 Metamorphic rocks

Lecture Exam 2 Earth processes, history, minerals and rocks - (STUDY GUIDE, come to class)

Lab Exam 1 - (Mineral and Rock Identification)

#7 Mountains

#8 Volcanoes

#9 Earthquakes

#10 Weathering and soils

Lecture Exam 3 - (lectures 7, 8, and 9) (STUDY GUIDE 2 :-)

!!!Spring Break!!!

#11 Climate change

#12 Wind, deserts and coastlines

#13 Mass Wasting

# 14 Rivers and flooding

#15 Glaciers

Lecture Exam 4 - (lectures 11-15) (STUDY GUIDE 3 :-) Friday April 17

#16 Geologic Resources, environments and society

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


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