San Andreas Fault
Hawaiian lava flow
Mount St. Helens

Geology of Planet Earth (GEOL 101)

Dr. Dayanthie Weeraratne
Dept. of Geological Sciences, CSUN
Live Oak Hall, Rm# 1203
Email: dsw@csun.edu
Office hours: Wednesdays 4-6 pm or by appt.
Text Book: Physical Geology, by Plummer, Carlson, & Hammersley

Field Trip to see the San Andreas Fault!
Saturday, October 26, 2013. Mark your calendar!
         


Syllabus 9:30 am, PDF


  • Week #1, Introduction to Geology and Plate Tectonics PPT


  • Earthquake List PDF

  • Week #2, Tectonics and Geologic History PPT

  • Homework #1: Cascadia Plate boundary and volcano activity PDF


  • Week #3, Minerals and Atoms, Oh my! PPT

  • Homework #2: Mineral Identification PDF


  • Week #4-5, Volcanoes! PPT


  • California Shakeout Drill, October 17, 2013 (10:17 am)!
    Are You Ready ?!?


    Homework #3: Review Chap1-6,8,18,19 PDF

  • Week #6-8, Weathering and Sedimentary Rocks

    Weathering, PPT
  • Sedimentary Rocks PPT

  • Week #9-10
    MIDTERM REVIEW PDF


  • MIDTERM #1, Monday, Nov 18, 2013 (Chapt 1-6,18,19)
    (Bring Scantron Form #19641)

  • Week #11, Ground Water PPT


  • CLASS PROJECT info PDF
    - Topic Due, Nov 25, 2013
    - Outline Due, Nov 27, 2013
    - Project due on Dec 11, 2013 (10:00 am with Final exam)

  • Week #13-14, Structural Geology PPT


  • Week #15, Earthquakes PPT


  • Homework #3, PDF
    (Due on Dec 11 - in PAPER - with Final Exam - not on Moodle)


    Final Exam - Dec 11,2013 (8:00 am - 10:00 am)
    Final Exam covers chapters 1-6,8,11,15,16,18,19,21


    Cool Geology Links:
    Earthquakes around the world, today!
    Indian Ocean Tsunami
    Cascade Volcano Observatory
    NASA: It's out of this world!