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Geol 114 Syllabus

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Geol 114 Syllabus Geol 104

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Environmental Geology- Hazards
Dr. Cathy Grace
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Date Created: 09/16/16
GEOL 114: Environmental Geology Laboratory SECTION  3, FALL  2016 Laboratory Instructor:  Blake Smith  E­mail: Office hours: By Appointment                         Required Laboratory Manual: Foley, D., McKenzie, G. D., Utgard, R. O., rd., 2009, Investigations in Environmental Geology (3  edition): Pearson, 312 p. (ISBN­13: 978­0­13­142064­9) Laboratory Classroom: 122 Brevard  Course Description  The Environmental Geology Laboratory is designed as an introduction to geologic materials and  geologic processes. The goal of this course is to provide students pursuing degrees in programs  other than science and engineering with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of the science of environmental geology and geologic hazards. Outcomes and Objectives By the end of the semester, students who successfully complete GEOL 114 should:  Have the skills to infer geologic results by analysis of maps, samples, photos, measuring,  experimenting, classifying, charting, graphing, and calculations.  Be able to identify rock and mineral hand samples on the basis of their properties using  the Scientific Method and geologic fundamentals.  Be able to locate and identify features on topographic maps.  Be able to construct a basic topographic map.  Be able to identify hazards associated with geologic events. Laboratory Class Expectations and Requirements  Bring a pencil, calculator and your lab book to all classes. o CELL PHONES and ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE NOT ALLOWED.   Please silence and place them in your pocket, backpack or purse before lab.  If  you are observed using any electronic device, you will be asked to leave lab and  will not be allowed to return until you have met with the Instructor of Record  (Cathy Grace).  You must attend all lab meetings to succeed in this course.  If you do not attend  class during the first two weeks of the semester, you will be de­enrolled by the  9/16/2016 University.  This is a university policy and your instructor does not have the  authority to make any exceptions to this rule.  Bring your own copy of the required text to lab each week. You will not be able  to complete your assignments without it.  Read the appropriate material in the lab manual BEFORE each class and  anticipate a short quiz covering the assigned reading. If you come to lab after  the quiz has been given, you will not have the opportunity to make it up.  Complete the assignment during the class and submit the completed assignment at the end of the class period.  Except in extenuating circumstances (e.g., illness, funerals, etc.), make­up exams  and labs will not be given. With proper notification BEFORE an expected  absence, arrangements can be made. You may contact me through email, phone,  mailbox, and office hours. If you miss a make­up exam or lab, you will be given a zero.  This class is administered through the School of Engineering and all students  taking this class must adhere to the School of Engineering Honor Code. Those  found to be in violation (i.e., cheating) will be subject to review and issued the  appropriate punishment decided by the Instructor of Record or referred to the  Engineering Honor Council.  While in class, students are expected to respect others and turn off all cell phones, pagers, etc. If your cell phone rings or beeps during class, you will be asked to  leave.  Many students have handled the minerals, rocks, and maps you are using and  students may have placed dilute acid on some samples. Hand washing after  handling these materials is recommended. Laboratory Class Topics Lab Manual Reading Week of … Earth Materials and Geologic Processes Exercise 1 August 31 Labor Day Holiday No Lab Meetings September 7 Maps, Air Photos, Conversions Exercises 2 and 3 September 14 Earthquakes Exercise 6 September 21 The Loma Prieta Earthquake Exercise 7 September 28 Mid­Term Examination October 5 Volcanoes Exercise 4 October 12 Hazards of Mt. St. Helens Exercise 5 October 19 Floods Exercise 10 October 26 Coastal Hazards Exercise 11 November 2 Landslides and Avalanches Exercise 8 November 9 9/16/2016 Subsidence Exercise 9 November 16 Thanksgiving Holiday November 24 Final Examination ­­                          November 30 Grading Laboratory Class Assignments 40 % Quizzes 15 % Mid­Term Exam  20 % Final Exam 20 % Class Participation and Attitude 5% 9/16/2016


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