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San Andreas Fault, Carrizo Plain California



Historical Geology 20

Fossilized Paleozoic Trilobites

Course Information

Introduces Earth's history with an emphasis on California and Western North America. Subjects include major mineral, rock and fossil groups, global tectonics, geologic time, stratigraphy, paleogeography, and the importance of the environment to evolution and the extinction of life forms. Field trips required. Transfer Credit: Transfers to CSU. Transfers to UC.


Historical Geology 20 Spring 2019 Syllabus


Maps & Lecture Outlines
Geologic Map of California
California Fault Map 2010
California Geologic Map 2010
Simplified California Geologic Map 2010
New Geologic Time Numbers

Geologic Time Lecture

Geologic Time Scale

Plate Tectonics Outline
Plate Tectonics slide show

Geomorphic Provinces Part I

Geomorphic Provinces Part II

Desert Features and Processes

Proterozoic California & Western North America
Paleozoic California and Laurentia
Mesozoic Tectonic Settings

Mesozoic Life_Extinction

Cenozoic Times

Offshore California Geology

Internet Resources

Underwater robots help discover hidden faults

Directions to Print Smith

USGS - US Geological Survey

Tres Palmas Institute Photo Galleries (pictures of Spring 2014 field trips)

Yosemite Sierra Field Trip Summer 2011 Slide Show

Yosemite Sierra Field Trip Summer 2006 Slide Show

BLANK Geologic Time Scale

Summer 2018:Information, Guidelines and Recommendations

Camp in Yosemite National Park for FOUR days! 

Learn about the Geologic History of California and Western North America from 1.8  Billion years to present.

Study Minerals, Rocks, Fossils, Volcanoes, Mass Extinction and geologic provinces of western US!

Explore how earthquakes, volcanoes, shallow seas and continental drift have shaped and formed diverse landscape and rocks of California and the westrn US.

For more information e-mail or call David Schwartz at (831) 479-6495

Library Internet Resources
Resources and Labs
Counseling, Planning & Transfer Information