GEOL 1200 Fall 2013 Section 05
Meeting Times: GEOL 1200 Section 05 Tues. Thurs 4:30pm to 7:15pm
Meeting Place: Room T-211 (Townsend)
Text: The Changing Earth: Exploring Geology and Evolution by James S. Monroe and Reed Wicander
Lab Manual: "Geologic
Laboratory Manual: Geology from New Jersey" by
Metz, Rockman and Meyerson. Available in class, free.
Charles L. Smart
Department of Geology and Meteorology
E-mail address: email@example.com
Office Hours: By appointment, 908-737-3738. I am often in the Petrography laboratory C-327, on the third floor of Science Building, before class.
Course Materials: http://www.kean.edu/~csmart/Lectures/
General Comments In this introductory course on geology we will learn to interpret the physical aspects of the Earth from the point of view of the Plate Tectonics paradigm. The biological history of the earth will be seen to be, in part, a function of both slow continental movements with climate and topography changes, and sudden natural catastrophes. In the laboratory, we will learn the basic skills of the field geologist.
An optional, no credit, field trip will be provided for interested students. Attendance by Department Majors is required.
There will be a Midterm (30%) and a Final Test (30%).
Quizzes will count for 30%. The questions will come from the lecture, homework/practice, quizzes, reading, and laboratories.
A Lab Final will count toward the remaining 10% of your grade. All tests in regular classroom.
Test Topics and Tentative Test Schedule
Up to Weathering and Soils
Quiz 2 Up to Streams and Groundwater October 15th
Midterm Up to Streams and Groundwater October 17th
Quiz 3 Up to Interpreting the Past November 12th
Lab Final All laboratory topics Practicum December 5th
Quiz 4 Up to Cenozoic lectures December 10th
Final Remaining plus past topics December 12th
Attendance: Attendance is required.
Disabilities If you have a disability and need any sort of special accommodations, please see me prior to the first test.
Academic Honesty The academic integrity policies for Kean University are here:
Students are expected to be aware of and abide by these policies completely.
The use of a wireless device is never permitted during any quiz or test.
TENTATIVE Lecture and Exam Schedule
Tuesday/ Thursday Reading Topics for the Lecture__________________
Sep. 3-5 Chapters 1, 2 in part;3 Introduction; the Plate Tectonics paradigm; Minerals
Sep. 10-12 Chapters 4; 5 Igneous Rocks; Volcanoes
Sep. 17-19 Chapters 6; 7 in part Weathering& Soils; Sedimentary Rocks
Sep. 24-26 Quiz1, Chapter 8; 17 Tues Quiz 1, Metamorphic Rocks; Geologic Time
Oct. 1, 3 Ch 9; 10 Folds, Faults & Mountains; Earthquakes
Oct. 8-10 Chapters 2 and 16; 12 and 13 Oceans & Continents; Streams & Groundwater
Oct. 15,17 Quiz2, Review; Midterm; Tues Quiz 2, Review; Thurs. Midterm
Oct 22-24 Chapters 14; 15 Glaciers; Deserts;
Oct. 29-31 Chapter 16; 18 Coasts and Shorelines; Interpreting the past
Nov. 5-7 Chapter 19, Lab; Review, Lab Precambrian; Geologic Maps Lab; Review for Quiz 3
21 Tues Quiz 3 Paleozoic Geology;
Nov. 19-21 Chapters 22 start, finish Mesozoic Geology, Mesozoic Life
23 Cenozoic Geology and Life; No class,
Dec.3-5 Lab Practice; Lab Practicum Lab Practice; Thurs: Give out Lab Takehome and Lab Practicum
Dec. 10,12 Quiz4, Review; Final, Lab Final Tues Quiz4, Review, Thurs. Final and Lab Takehome due