GEOLOGY 21A
SAN FRANCISCO COASTAL GEOLOGY

INSTRUCTOR: Katryn Wiese
Questions? Contact: katryn.wiese@mail.ccsf.edu
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FALL 2018 Itinerary

REQUIRED orientation:
Saturday, October 6, 9:10 am to 11:25 am, S45
Field trip: BOTH DAYS REQUIRED
Saturday, October 13, 9 am to 5 pm (1/2 hour for lunch mid-day)
Saturday, October 20, 9 am to 5 pm (1/2 hour for lunch mid-day)
CRN: 78532 (0.5 unit)

Students on Beach

CONTENT: This class will cover beach processes, including sand formation and migration; coastal erosion; and erosional and depositional features found and formed along the California coastline.

LOCATIONS and LOGISTICS: Field trip will visit 8 to 10 coastal locations from the Marin Headlands: Rodeo Beach south along the coast to Moss Beach/Montara, just south of Devil's Slide. Participants should be in sufficient physical condition to be outdoors all day, rain or shine, and walk up and down hills and across sand and uneven terrain for distances up to 1 to 2 miles at a single stop.

TRANSPORTATION: Students will arrange their own transportation. Carpools are encouraged and can be coordinated by students during the orientation.

WORKLOAD and GRADING: Student can choose to take the course for a letter grade or credit / no credit. To receive credit for this class, students must receive a grade of 70% or higher on all assignments and attend both field days and the Orientation. The total estimated homework load for the average student who wants an average grade is 6 hours. Homework consists of reading relevant portions of the guidebook prior to trip and taking online open notes noncollaborative quizzes based on that reading. Additional graded assignments will happen in class and in the field and consist of completed field activities and end-of-field-day open notes noncollaborative quizzes.

BOOK:
GEOLOGY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION by Doris Sloan
Published Date 2006, ISBN 9780520241268, Publisher CAL-PRINCE

FIELD GUIDE OVERVIEW -- Wiese

CLASS FORMS -- To be reviewed and completed during orientation

Front cover of textbook


ASSIGNMENTS

Web resources:

Photos from past trips: Spring 2014

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