Physical Geology

Geol 101 (3 credits) and Geol 101L (1 credit)

Simon Kattenhorn (McClure 303D, 5-5063) and Kenneth Sprenke (McClure 403C, 5-5791), Department of Geological Sciences.

5 lectures per week: M-F 10.30 am-1.20 pm
TLC 023

Lab Information

1 lab per day (Mon-Thurs)

Lab times:
Section 50: MTWR 2.30pm - 4.20pm (Mines 212)

Prescribed Textbooks

Course textbook:

Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology (Tarbuck and Lutgens), 8th ed. Available in the UI bookstore.

Lab textbook:

Physical Geology Exercises, 2nd ed. (Hinds). Available in the UI bookstore.

Course Materials

Course Syllabus

Lecture Outline

Lecture Notes

Past Exams (Kattenhorn)
(go to for past exams by Prof. Sprenke)

Lab Schedule

Field Trip Information

One-day mandatory field trip on Friday, May 25th to local geology sites of interest. Be sure to bring a notebook, a pack lunch, water, and come prepared for HOT weather!

Vans will leave from outside Mines Building and McClure Hall. Vans depart at 9 am and will return by 3.30 pm.

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