|Instructor: Dr. Jerry Skinner; office: Capwell 208; phone
945-5141 extension 3108. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Meetings: Capwell 309. 3 credits. B Schedule: Saturday 8-10 am; 1-3 pm. Sunday 10:10 am-12:10 pm; 3:10-5:10 pm.
Busch, Richard, ed. 2000. Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology,
5th ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ. 276+ pp, and CD. www.prenhall.com/agi
Barnes, John and W. D. Sevon. 1996. The Geological Story of Pennsylvania. PA Geol. Surv., Educational Series #4. 44 pp.
JAN 22-23 (We got postponed!)
Basic Geological Concepts: Chapter 1
Lab Exercise 1, Global Perspective & Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor: Chapter 2
Lab Exercise 7 and handout: Topographic Maps & Aerial Photos
Earthquakes: Chapter 3
Lab Exercise 13, Earthquake Hazards and Human Risks
Interior of the Earth: Chapter 4
Minerals: Chapter 5
Lab Exercise 2 and handout, Mineral Properties, Uses, and ID
Igneous Activity: Chapter 6
Volcanism 7 Lab Exercise 3, Igneous Rocks and Volcanic Hazards
Sedimentary Rocks: Chapter 8
Lab Exercise 4, Sedimentary Rocks, Processes and Environments
Exercise (handout): Fossils
Lab Exercise 5, Metamorphic Rocks, Processes and Environments
Mineral ID Test.
Geologic Time: Chapter 10
Lab Exercise 6, Dating of Rocks, Fossils, and Geologic Events
Lab Exercise 8, Stream Processes, Landscapes, & Flood Hazards
Rock ID Test.
Groundwater: Chapter 16
Lab Exercise 9, Ground Water Processes, Resources, & Risks
Glaciers and Climate: Chapter 17
Lab Exercise 10, Glacial Processes, Landforms, & Indicators of Climate Change
3rd Lecture Exam [(Sunday 3:10 pm): Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
Plate Tectonics and Continental Crust: Chapter 12
Exercise 14, Structural Geology
Paper/Project presentations (Sunday 10:10 am-12:10 pm)
Final Exam - [(Sunday 3:10 pm): Chapters 15, 16, 17 and comprehensive.]
|Three hour exams (3 @100)||300|
|Research Paper (due April xx at 8 am)||100|
|Lab assignments (8@ 10 pts)||80|
|Lab practical quizzes (2 @ 40 pts)||80|
|Subjective evaluation of lab performance||25|
|Field trip attendance||25|
|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 20 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: you may borrow a VCR tape and view it at home. You may
gain a maximum of 5 points each by submitting a summary of the film. It
must be typed, double-spaced, and be no longer than one page.