|Instructor: Dr. Jerry Skinner; office: Capwell 208; phone
Class Meetings: Capwell 309. 3 credits. Monday & Wednesday, 6-9 pm..
Course business; An Introduction to Geology: Chapter 1
Minerals: Chapter 2
Rocks: Chapters 3,4,6,7
Water: Chapters 9 & 10
Geologic Time: Chapter 18
Glaciers: Chapter 11
Earthquakes: Chapter 14
|Two hour exams (2 @100)||200|
|Research Paper (due the lazy day of class))||100|
|Lab assignments (@ 10 pts)||50|
|Lab practical quizzes (2 @ 40 pts)||80|
|A||93 - 100%|
|A-||90 - 92.9|
|B+||87 - 89.9|
|B||84 - 86.9|
|B-||80 - 82.9|
|C+||77 - 79.9|
|C||70 - 76.9|
|D||60 - 69.9|
|F||less than 60%|
Assignments are due at the beginning of class on the assigned date. Late assignments are not accepted.
Extra credit opportunities: my philosophy does not favor extra credit. I feel that you should earn your grade in the regularly planned assignments. However, you may gain a possible total of 10 points by the following activities:
Extra Labs from your lab book which have not been assigned may be done for a maximum of 10 points each.
Extra films: Act as a technical consultant for a geology film. You may
gain a maximum of 5 points each by submitting a critique of the science aspects of
a film. It
must be typed, double-spaced, and be no longer than one page.