BERMUDA – GE297J: Geology of Bermuda

Students will learn how the island of Bermuda, subjected to a variety of geologic processes, has evolved over the past two million years. They will be exposed to the scientific method and how geologists study the Earth, its materials, and its processes. During field and laboratory observations, students will investigate how organisms, including humans, and sedimentary processes have shaped Bermuda; how sediment is formed, moved, consolidated, and lithified; and the interrelationships between geology and biology. They will gain an appreciation of the complexities of living on an island and the anthropogenic impacts on a fragile ecosystem. Prerequisite: Chemistry 122, or Geology 123, 125, 127, 129, or 141.

Instructor: Bruce Rueger (bfrueger@colby.edu)

Info Session: Monday, September 18 @ 6:30 PM
Mudd 218