Geology (Gly 1101-205/209), Spring 2014
LAB for Introduction to Physical Geology
GLY 1101. Introduction to Physical Geology (4).F;S.
GEN ED: Science Inquiry Perspective
(Theme: “Restless Planet: Earth, Environment, and Evolution”)
Introduction to the composition, origin, and modification of Earth
materials through the study of the Earth’s interacting dynamic systems;
study and application of the scientific method with reference to the
principles of geology as demonstrated through use of case histories and
laboratory material. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours. (NUMERICAL
DATA) (CORE: NATURAL SCIENCES) (ND prerequisite: passing the math
placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)
***M.L. KING week*** (NO
(handout). Planetary Geology and Meteor Impacts
(p. 19). Seafloor Topography and Plate Tectonics
(p. 1). Introduction to Topographic Maps
Wednesday lab (12 Feb.), cancelled due
No Quiz (Wedn.)
(p. 33). Minerals: Properties and Identification
(p. 44). Igneous Rocks
(p. 56). Sedimentary Rocks and Structures
***SPRING BREAK*** (NO
6 (p. 68).
be announced in lab, one of the following:
Exploring the FK and MJ McKinney Teaching Museum, or
8 (p. 85).
Walking Field Trip, or
12 (p. 138).
The FJ Webb Outdoor Geology Laboratory
(p. 114). Historical Geology
8, or 12
(p. 131). Bus Field Trip
(p. 93). Structural Geology and Tectonics
WEEK*** (NO LAB)
FINAL EXAM (sect. 205)***
FINAL EXAM (sect. 209)***
LAB MANUAL: Physical Geology Laboratory Manual,
GEOLOGY 1101, 20th Edition, Spring 2013. You
are expected to bring your lab manual with you to class each week.
lab you will be evaluated on weekly quizzes and a final exam.
If you are absent for more than three labs,
you automatically FAIL the whole course (lecture+lab). Upon
of the labs, your final numerical grade will be submitted to your
lecture professor. Performance in lab accounts for 25% of your
grade for the course.
QUIZZES: At the first meeting, attendance will count as one quiz.
Each week after the first meeting, there will be a quiz as noted
above, except for 26/27 March, when there will be two quizzes. The
quiz for the field trip (lab 11) will be a worksheet that you will submit
at the end of the field trip. The quizzes will be graded and also
count for attendance. The value of each quiz toward your final grade
is given in the table above. NOTE:
your lowest quiz grade will be dropped.
FINAL EXAM: The final exam
will consist of questions regarding the lab exercises and selected lab
tasks. The final exam makes up 34% of your lab grade.
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