Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Near-Surface Geochemistry and Geobiology

EPS 50 Visits Point Reyes and the Marin Headlands For Geological Research

Monday, August 7, 2017

Students from Earth and Planetary Sciences course EPS 50, led by EPS Professors Chi-Yuen Wang and Nicholas Swanson-Hysell, visited the Marin Headlands and Point Reyes on its annual Spring trip to study the unique geologic mapping of the Bay Area, and gain valuable hands on learning about the mineral and rock formations that help create the Bay Area and our planet.

EPS 50 (The Planet Earth) is an introduction to the physical and chemical processes that have shaped the earth through time, with emphasis on the theory of plate tectonics. Laboratory work involves the practical study of minerals, rocks, and geologic maps and exercises on geological processes. 

EPS 50 is one of the most sought after classes at U.C. Berkeley for undergraduates, and is currently wait-listed due its high demand.