Mike Horne FGS
tutor: Mike Horne FGS
for the University of Hull, Centre for Lifelong Learning
formed over 4 billion years ago and is forever changing - in this course we look
at the processes that shaped it in the past and are still continuing. Topics
covered include -
This course will cover the major theories in Geology and provide a larger scale background to local geology. It will be less 'hands - on' than the other courses taught by the tutor - Mike Horne.
Content will include (time permitting):
The Rock Cycle.
The structure of the earth and how we investigate it.
Folding and faulting
Earthquakes, mountain building and volcanoes
Weathering, erosion and deposition
Geological time and how it is measured
Stratigraphy and the use of fossils for dating
The geological history of England
The Ice Age
Other topics of interest to the students
Suitable for beginners and experienced students. Students will be expected to take notes during the course and study other sources. They will be able to borrow books from the Book Box. They will be asked to write short reports on aspects of the work covered, for assessment. They may prefer to give a short presentation to the class or tutor, or demonstrate their understanding to the tutor on an individual basis.
The classes will mainly consist of lectures and talks illustrated with slides and OHP; discussion in class ; practical work with specimens in the University Collection. No field trips are planned, but a visit to a local cemetery to look at rock types could replace one of the evenings.
The course consisted of ten Wednesday evening meetings from 7-30pm until 9-30pm, in the Department of Geography, University of Hull. The course was run in Spring 1999, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2007 and Autumn 2010.
Links to some Modules -
Risk assessment for laboratory work
Properties of minerals in hand specimen
The Rock Cycle
Eastern Yorkshire Geological Time-line
geological timescale for East Yorkshire
A Quaternary Timescale
Ice ages in East Yorkshire
recommended reading -
Bell R 1996. Yorkshire Rock - a journey through time. British Geological Survey. 64pp.
Bryson B 2003. A short history of nearly everything. Black Swann Books, London. 485pp
Hamblin W E 1989 - The Earth's Dynamic Systems
The Penguin Dictionary of Geology
Press F & Siever R 1994 - Understanding Earth
Roberts J L - The Macmillan guide to geological structures.
Rothery D A 1997. Teach yourself geology. Hodder & Stoughton, London. 236pp. isbn 0-340-67992-1
Skinner, B J , C. Porter, & J Park, 2004. Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Fifth Edition ISBN 0-471-15228-5
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