ES 1000 Summer 2012 Session II
Meeting Time: MTWTh 10:20-11:55 am
Meeting Place: Room Science C-340
Text: Earth by Graham R. Thompson and Jonathan Turk, available at the bookstore
Instructor: Prof. Charles L. Smart
Department of Geology and Meteorology
E-mail address: email@example.com
Lecture Notes: http://www.kean.edu/~csmart/Observing/Lectures/
Office Hours: After class, or by appointment, Room C-341
Equipment: Each student needs a scientific calculator.
General Comments In this introductory course on the earth we will learn to observe and interpret aspects of the Earth, including life, rock, water and air.
There will be a total of three (3) Tests worth 30 percent each. See the schedule below. Graded portions of your homework will be worth a total of 10% of your grade. Test questions will come from the lecture, reading and homework.
Test Locations: All tests in the normal lecture room.
Attendance Attendance is required. Some portion of each homework will be graded. Some of the material discussed in class will not be in the text. Only by coming to class will you be able to get an accurate impression of what will be stressed on the tests.
Disabilities If you have a disability and need any sort of special accommodations, please see me prior to the first test.
CHAPTER NUMBERING SYSTEM
4. Geologic Time
5. Geologic Resources
6. Plate Tectonics
10. Weathering and Soils
11. Streams & Groundwater
12. Water Resources
15. Ocean Basins
16. Oceans and Coastlines
17. The Atmosphere
18. Energy Balance in the Atmosphere
21. Climate Change
TENATIVE TEST SCHEDULE Changes announced in class
Test 1 Monday, July 16th up to Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks
Test 2 Wednesday, July 25th up to Streams & Groundwater
Test 3 Wednesday, August 8th, remaining lecture topics
Lecture AND TEST Schedule
Date ____READING/Tests _________ _______________________TOPICS______________________________
July 2,3, Holiday, 5 Lect. 1, Chs.6, 2, Holiday, Ch. 3 Scientific Method & Plate Tectonics, Atoms & Minerals, Ign. Rocks
July 9 - 12 Ch. 8, Ch. 10, Ch. 3 finish, Volcanoes, Weathering & Soils, Sedimentary & Met. Rocks,
July 16 - 19 T1, Ch. 4, 7, 15, Test 1, Geologic Time, Earthquakes, Ocean Basins (Plate Tectonics 2),
July 23 - 26 11, Lect. 13, T2, Ch. 16, Streams & GW, Observing, Test 2 , Oceans and Coasts,
July 30 – Aug. 2 Ch. 13, 14, Ch. 17, 18-19 Cold Climate , Dry Climate, The Atmosphere, Weather
August 6-9 Ch. 20-21, Review, T3, Climate & Global Change, Review, Test 3, extra day if needed.