GG 210 : O‘ahu Field Geology

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


Credit for or registration in GG 101, GG 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.

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