Course Description: The purpose of this course is to present the various aspects of physical geology. Geology, the study of Earth, benefits everyone who lives on the planet.
Schedule: Fall, spring, and summer semesters. This course follows the traditional on-campus calendar for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None.
Instructor: Angela Bartholomay; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore. There is an additional lab fee of $50.
Course Objectives: It is expected students will be able to:
Understand the relationship of our Earth with the rest of the universe.
Understand how the Earth works
Understand how and why different kinds of substances are distributed on and in our Earth
Know how rocks and minerals are identified
Be familiar with different geologic structures and how they are formed
Understand that intelligently searching for metals, sources of energy, and gems is our responsibility. In addition we will work toward the regard of the environment and understanding of geologic hazards.
Grades will be based on total points using the following percentage system:
100-90, A; 89-80,B; 79-70,C; 69-60,D; <60%F.
Assessment methods- measurement of the expected general education outcomes will be achieved through exams, quizzes, laboratory exercises and a final project.
Exams- There will be 5 exams during the course of the semester. All exams will be worth 100 points. These exams are timed and require Respondus lockdown. Students will be given a window of time to complete the exam.
Lecture- Lecture outlines are available in the moodle shell. The outlines can be used to guide you in the understanding of the material and assist in note taking. The Lectures are also available in the moodle shell. The exam questions will originate from lectures as well as end of the chapter questions.
Quizzes- There will be 10-12 quizzes. End of the chapter questions will not be graded but may be used to assist you on the quizzes.
Laboratory- The laboratory portion of the course provides an opportunity to integrate lecture concepts with observable activities. The lab kits containing all
Materials necessary to complete the labs will be sent out to the student. The kit must be returned in order to receive a final grade. The lab reports can be down loaded from the moodle shell. Labs must be documented using a digital or video camera.
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