ERTH 210: O‘ahu Field Geology

Credits 1

Field trip and laboratory sessions relating to the Geology of O‘ahu.


Credit for or registration in ERTH 101, ERTH 103, or consent of instructor.

Course Outcomes
  • Understand through field observation, with field and laboratory exercises, geological processes that construct, modify, and destroy the Hawaiian landscape.
  • Realize the hazards, mitigation of these hazards and benefits of Hawaiian volcanism, and its relationship to island culture(s).
  • Appreciate current research and studies of Hawaiian volcanism through visits to appropriate museums and research laboratories.
  • Understand the vastness of geological time applied to Hawai‘i, and how time is measured thus the time-scale known.