2017 Schedule

History of Geology
James S. Aber

The revised schedule for GO 521 is presented in the tables below. On-campus students meet on Mondays at 11 o'clock in SH 128. The dates below refer to these meetings. Weekly web lectures and readings are given along with assignments during the semester. Note: Jan. 16 is a university holiday.

Geohistory blog.

First Block
Week Topic Web lecture Reading * Special
Jan. 23 Ancient and Medieval
Renaissance geology
al-Biruni
Agricola
IBS 1 & 2
SM 1-9
Set up
email
Jan. 30 Renaissance geology
European 18th century
Steno
Lomonosov
IBS 3-4
SM 10-17
Feb. 6 European 18th century Bergman
Humboldt
IBS 5 & 6
geo_images.pdf
Feb. 13 European 18th century IBS 7 Abstract 1
Feb. 20 European 19th century Agassiz
Nansen
IBS 8
IF I-II
Feb. 27 European 20th century Wegener
Skłodowska-Curie
IBS 9
IF III-IV
March 6 Select teams
Choose topics
IBS 15 & 16
IF V-VI
Abstract 2

Second Block
Week Topic Web lecture Reading * Special
March 13 American geology Maclure, Geological
Survey of Canada
IBS 10-11
March 20 Spring break
March 27 U.S. geology Gilbert & Chamberlin IBS 11 & 12
April 3 Team projects Abstract 3
April 10 U.S. geology Penrose & GSA IBS 13 & 14
April 17 Kansas geology Sternbergs & Wooster
April 24 Kansas geology Kansas Academy Science Abstract 4
May 1 Teamwork Team projects
May 8 No meeting Final grades

* Text books: IBS = It began with a stone (Faul and Faul 1983).
SM = The seashell on the mountaintop (Cutler 2004).
IF = The ice finders (Bolles 1999).

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GO 521 J.S. Aber (2017).