The Geology of Virginia

Instructor
Callan Bentley
Course #
EVSC 4860
Credits
3
Online Course?
No
Section
1
Days of the Week
MTWRF
Session
Session I
Course Dates
May 23 to June 17
Course Times
8:00 am to 10:15 am

The course examines the geological evolution of the state and mid-Atlantic region in the context of plate tectonics, including stratigraphy, mountain building, metamorphism and deformation, and geomorphic processes. The human impact on this landscape through the exploitation of mineral resources is examined. Field trips (virtual in 2020) to the various provinces of the state will help provide fundamental understanding of the state’s foundation.