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Bryn Mawr College
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Geology 102 - Earth History

Pedro Marenco in Sonora, Mexico
Pedro J. Marenco

Department of Geology
Class: Park Science Room 25


This course is designed to give students a detailed overview of important events in Earth history with a focus on Earth’s changing environments, climate and life.  The course is organized into processes and history, with the former being explored first to facilitate the discussion of the latter.  The laboratory component of the course allows students the oppurtunity to apply principles to rocks and other physical materials.  The course includes a mandatory two-day field trip and a group presentation.

Learning Goals

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • understand important geological processes and how geologists study them
  • discuss the history of the planet with the general public
  • present literature-based research results to an educated audience


This course meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am for lectures.  The labs meet on Monday or Tuesday from 1pm-4pm.

Classroom:  Park 25
Labroom:    Park 100


The most current course syllabus is available on Blackboard.