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Department of Geology
Bryn Mawr College
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Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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Spring 2010

GEOL B103 Earth Systems and Environment
This integrated approach to studying the Earth focuses on interactions among geology, oceanography and biology. Also discussed are the consequences of population growth, industrial development and human land use. Two lectures and one afternoon of laboratory or fieldwork per week. A required two-day (Fri.-Sat.) field trip is taken in April. (Barber, Riihimaki,Division IIL; cross-listed as CITY B103)

GEOL B204 Structural Geology
Three lectures and three hours of laboratory a week, plus weekend field trips. Recognition and description of deformed rocks, map reading, and an introduction to the mechanics and patterns of deformation. Prerequisites: GEOL 101 and MATH 101. (Weil, Division IIL).

GEOL B205 Sedimentary Materials and Environments
An introduction to sediment transport, depositional processes and stratigraphic analysis, with emphasis on interpretation of sedimentary sequences and the reconstruction of past environments. Three lectures and one lab a week, plus a weekend field trip. Prerequisite: GEOL 101, 102, 103 or instructor permission. Recommended: GEOL 202 and 203. (Barber, Division IIL)

GEOL B270 Geoarchaeology
Geoarchaeology studies the interaction of humans with the environment, the effects they leave behind, and how we can reconstruct ancient environments and landscapes. Enrollment limited to 25 students, selection based on concentration, major and class standing. Cross-listed as ANTH B270 and ARCH B270. (Barber, Magee)

GEOL B328 Analysis of Geospatial Data Using GIS
An introduction to analysis of geospatial data, theory and the practice of geospatial reasoning. As part of this introduction students will gain experience in using one or more GIS software packages and be introduced to data gathering in the field by remote sensing. Each student is expected to undertake an independent project that uses the approaches and tools presented. (staff; cross-listed as ARCH B328, BIOL B328 and CITY B328)

GEOL B397 Senior Seminar - Environmental Studies

GEOL B399 Senior Thesis Research
An independent project in the field, laboratory or library culminating in a written report and oral presentation. Required for all geology majors in the senior year. (staff)