Spring 2017

Dr. Douglas W. Haywick


NOTE: These files are meant to augment the notes you took during the lectures, but they are not meant to be a substitute. You should also be aware that they are MY PERSONAL notes and as such, they are not to be used by anyone without my express permission. If you are taking my GY 112 class, you have that permission. Everyone else needs to contact me first. Also be advised that these notes probably contain glaring errors and typos. Use them at your own risk! Occasionally I make use of materials from other sources (primarily scientific publications). I have referenced these sources as accurately as possible.
Contact Dr. Haywick to Haywick's online GY 112L lab materials 

Lecture Material lecture notes available (pdf format) PowerPoint image notes available when highlighted ( pdf format) Online video of lecture available when highlighted (Vimeo Website-open access)

GY 112 Does NOT have a required textbook. See the syllabus for details

1) Origins

20) Proterozoic Climate

2) The Earth-Moon system

21) Proterozic Fossils

3) Rocks and Rock Suites

22) Paleozoic Overview

4) Geological Thinking

23) Cambrian Explosion

5) Plate tectonic thinking

24) Paleozoic Geology 1

6) Stratigraphy & Geological Time

25) Paleozoic Geology 2

7) Introduction to Dating

26) Paleozoic Geology 3

8) Radiometric Dating

27) Evolution of the Plants

8a) Stable Isotope geochemistry

28) Evolution of the Fish

9) Fossils 1: Time

29) Evolution of the Vertebrates

10) Fossils 2: Paleoenvironment

30) Extinctions & Mesozoic

11) Fossils 3: Paleogeography

31) Mesozoic Geology 1: tectonics

12) Fossil classification

32) Mesozoic Sedimentation (part 1)

13) Fossil Preservation

33) Mesozoic Sedimentation (part 2)

14) Evolution 1

34) Cenozoic Overview

15) Evolution 2

35) Cenozoic Tectonics

16) Archean Geology

36) Plio-Pleistocene Climate

17) The Atmosphere/Hydrosphere


18) Proterozoic Tectonics 1

19) Proterozoic Tectonics 2


Lecture Test 1 Material

Lecture Test 2 Material

Lecture Test 3 Material


Additional Stuff presently available in PDF format when link is active* 


* You will need a PDF reader to view\print these files. Go here to download Adobe Acrobat

 This page is maintained by Dr. D. Haywick. Please feel free to email
him if you have any questions concerning it.