GEOL*1100 DE

(Distant Education course)


Instructors: I.P. Martini, S.Sadura


Textbooks:  Martini, I.P. and Sadura, S., 2000. Principles of Geology - Course Manual. University of Guelph, Guelph, ON. (14 Units separately paged).

Tarbuck, E.J., and Lutgens, F.K., (latest edition). The Earth Prentice Hall

GEOVITAL computer modules (Content, self test, quizzes. These modules also contain most lecture overheads).

Method of evaluation:  Two take-home, open-book mid term examination (25% each), supervised close-book final examination (50%). 

The course is subdivided into four parts:

1. General view of the Earth, presenting a big picture of Earth evolution - why the Earth is a heat engine and the work that such an engine does: Study Units 1, 2, 3, 4 (see below). 

2. Systematic study of the materials that make up the Earth from atoms to rocks: Study Units 5, and parts of 6, 8, 9, 14. 

3. Study of the processes that form and modify Earth materials both at the surface and below the surface: Study Units 6, 7, 8, 9, 14. 

4 Study of past life, environments and formation of mountains: Study Units 10, 11, 12, 13.

List of Study Units:

UNIT 1: Heat

UNIT 2: Continental Drift

UNIT 3: Earth Structure

UNIT 4: Origin of the Earth and the Solar System

UNIT 6: Igneous Geology

UNIT 7: Weathering

UNIT 8: Glacial Geology

UNIT 9: Sedimentology

UNIT 10: Paleontology

UNIT 11: Stratigraphy

UNIT 12: Time

UNIT 13: Structural Geology

UNIT 14: Metamorphism