Analysis of Utah Landforms

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Course Schedule and Topics -- Note... this is from 2010... so there will be a few changes. Use the handouts from class sessions.

LINK to lecture of First Session

Bring Hamblin textbook to all pre-excursion sessions.

LINK to GLOSSARY FORM and Glossary Blocks

LINK to Twenties FORM

 

Date

 

 

Topic

 

Action Item

 

Jan.

 

 

Course overview; Methods for analyzing Utah landforms - 4 Steps to Success

Step #1 of 4 steps
Observe the scene

 

 

 

Materials and Utah landforms; Bedrock vs. sediment; the rock cycle; Interpret: older than, younger than

Step #2 Identify materials of landscape

 

 

 

Discrete landforms; erosional remnants versus depositional features; Agents of geomorphic change

Step #3 Identify discrete landforms

 

Feb

 

Geomorphic processes; TECTONICS sets the scene; Utah’s 3 physiographic provinces

Step #4 Interpret landform process,
Compare regions
Form groups

 

 

 

Glossary term presentations

Practice 20
Groups choose major field stops

 

 

 

Glossary term presentations

First 20
Discuss Equipment

 

 

 

Glossary term presentations
Groups meet with instructors

Second 20
Contact Information

 

 

 

 

Glossary term presentations
Groups meet with instructors

Third 20
Bring check or cash to pay for field expenses

 

 

 

Glossary term presentations
Groups meet with instructors

Fourth 20
Groups decide on food and schedule expeditions for it

 

 

Drivers Training – Mandatory!!

Excursion reports and glossary terms due
Logistics

 

 

 

 

Field Excursion

 

 

 

 

 

No Class

 

 

 

 

Review for Exam

Bring your field notebook and Hamblin

 

 

 

 

Post-Field Exam

Field worksheets (twenties) due
EXAM

 

 

 

 

No Class

 

*Note that the above schedule is subject to change.

 

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