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GEO 101 Physical Geology

(3+1) credit-hours.


The Earth: Composition, Origin and age.  Rock and rock forming minerals.  External processes, structural geology, groundwater, and deserts.  Field applications.

  

Geo 101 -Physical Geology

 

 

Course Goals and Objectives: The objective of this course is to give the student a basic understanding of the physical and chemical processes that occur on and within the Earth, the sources of energy that drive these processes, and an understanding of how these processes have given rise to present state of the Earth through time, and how they continue to act to affect our everyday lives.

 

Textbook: The Dynamic Earth an Introduction to Physical Geology, 5th Edition by Brian J. Skinner, Stephen C. Porter, and Jeffrey Park.

Course Grading: Your grade in the course will be based on the following distribution of work

Lecture Exam 1

25%

Lecture Exam 2

25%

Quizzes

15%

Final Exam

35%

Tentative Schedule of Lectures and Reading Assignments
(All readings from Skinner, Porter & Park)

 

Reading

Chapter

Planet Earth & Plate Tectonics

Chapters 1 & 2

Plate Tectonics, Minerals

Chapters 2 & 3

Minerals

Chapter 3

Igneous Rocks

Chapter 4

Magmas & Volcanoes

Chapter 5

Weathering & Soils

Chapter 6

Sedimentary Rocks

Chapter 7

Metamorphic Rocks

Chapter 8

FIRST MIDTERM EXAM

Chapters 1 - 8

Deformation of Rock

Chapter 9

Deformation of Rock & Earthquakes and the Earth's Interior  

Chapter 10

Earthquakes and the Earth's Interior

Chapter 10

Geologic Time

Chapter 11

Geologic Time & Changing Face of the Land

Chapters 11 & 12

Mass Wasting

Chapter 13

Streams & Drainage Systems

Chapter 14

Streams & Drainage Systems

Chapter 14

Groundwater

Chapter 15

SECOND MIDTERM EXAM

Chapters 1- 15

Glaciers and Glaciation

Chapter 16

Glaciers and Glaciation

Chapter 16

Atmosphere, Winds & Deserts

Chapter 17

The Oceans and Their Margins

Chapter 18

Climate & Our Changing Planet

Chapter 19

Climate & Our Changing Planet

Chapter 19

Earth through Geologic Time

Chapter 20

Resources of Energy and Minerals

Chapter 21

Resources of Energy and Minerals

Chapter 21

FINAL EXAMINATION

Chapters 1 - 21

 

 

 

 

 
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