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Geology: Earth System Science

GEOL 001 Z1 (CRN: 60001)

4 Credit Hours—Only 3 Seats Available, Register Soon!

About GEOL 001 Z1

Introduction to the earth as a closed system, the cycling of materials and energy within it, and its interactions with the hydrosphere and atmosphere. No credit for GEOL 001 and either GEOL 005, GEOL 006, GEOL 008, or GEOL 011.


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Dates: May 21 - June 15, 2018; Final exam will take place on Friday, June 15th; Lab Fee: $80.

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Section Description

An introduction to the Earth as a closed system, the cycling of materials and energy within it, and how it interacts with the hydrosphere and atmosphere. Text: Marshak, S., 2015, Earth: Portrait of a planet. 5th Edition. You will also need to buy a suitable notebook for lab. Course Objectives: 1- Gain an understanding of the Earth and how it functions. Student should be able interpret the landscape in terms of its geologic history, understand the scale of geologic time, and understand why different parts of the world look the way they do and are subject to different natural processes 2- Understand how humans are affected by and in turn affect the Earth System 3- Develop observational, analytical, and critical thinking skills that can be used to make informed decisions about the Earth, but that can also be applied to new or unfamiliar material

Section Expectation

Grading: There will be one midterm exam, one final exam and lab write-ups. See the syllabus for assigned readings from the textbook. The midterm exam is a take-home exam consisting of short answer questions. The final exam will be comprehensive (75 questions with multiple choice answers and a rock specimen), although it will emphasize material presented during the second half of the course. There is no clear distinction between lecture and lab material. The labs are an integral part of this class and material presented during the lab will appear on tests. Please Note: Any student missing more than one lab for any reason will be asked to take an incomplete for the course. Outdoor Labs Geologic knowledge is primarily gathered from field investigations. The field trips and labs will develop your skills of observation and description. Dress appropriately!!


Your final grade will be based on the above criteria weighted as follows: Midterm 20% Final 30% Lab Write-ups 40% Participation & Attendance 10%




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