Geology 100

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and other Natural Disasters

Instructor: John Louie

Mon, Weds, Fri 10am in MS 215

 

Topics to be Covered

        Science ñ what is  it? and how does it relate to what you do?

        Plate Tectonics ñ the framework for all disasters

        Earthquakes

        Volcanoes

        Rivers Systems and Floods

        Coastal Processes

        Mass Wasting (landslides)

        Energy and Mineral Resources

        Groundwater

        Climate

        Hazards in Space ñ Evolution and Meteorite Impacts

 

Grading

10 Quizzes (5 minutes, in lecture, low 3 dropped) (10% of grade)

4 midterms (multiple choice, true-false, short answer) (29% of grade)

Final  (multiple choice, true-false, short answer) (11% of grade)

 4 Lab Exercises (40%)

 2 Homework sets (10%)

Class and Lab Participation (+ or - x% at discretion of instructor and TAs)

 

Labs

NOTE!  The University Requirement for this course is that you attend and complete 4 laboratory sessions, 3 hours each. You do not attend a Lab each week. Your lab weeks are

Week of September 22nd

Week of  October 13th

Week of November 3rd

Week of November 17th

(see course schedule to see which day of week, time, and where your section meets)

 

Books

Required Textbook: Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology by Tarbuck and Lutgens, Prentice Hall

 

Syllabus on the Web at:  crack.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/fall03.html

 


How Do You Get a Good Grade?

 

 

 

MIDTERM EXAM DATES

Weds ñ September 17, 2003

Weds ñ October 8, 2003

Weds ñ October 29, 2003

Weds ñ December 3, 2003

 

FINAL EXAM DATE

Fri. Dec. 12: 9:45 to 11:45am


LAB WEEKS

Where and What Day of the Week:

The class schedule lists what time and which day of the week (M-R) according to which section of the class you are enrolled in.

 

Lab Weeks are:

September 22-25

October 13-16

November 3-6

November 17-20

(You only attend on one day of each week.)


 

Schedule

Geology 100: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and other Natural Hazards

Fall 2003 Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 Instructor: Louie

Textbook: Tarbuck and Lutgens, 7th edition

Syllabus on the Web at:  crack.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/fall03.html

Exam Dates and Lab Weeks are firm ñ SEQUENCE AND LENGTH OF TIME SPENT ON VARIOUS TOPICS WILL LIKELY VARY SLIGHTLY

Week

Day

Date

Topic and Reading Assignment

1

Mon

Aug 25

Intro- Course Rules, What is Science- p. 17-28 of Ch 1, and Chs 18 and 19

1

Wed

Aug 27

What is Geology, Observing the World

1

Fri

Aug 29

Plate Tectonics

2

Mon

Sep 1

Labor Day ñ No Class

2

Wed

Sep 3

Plate Tectonics, Quiz 1

2

Fri

Sep 5

Plate Tectonics

3

Mon

Sep 8

What are rocks made ofÖ. Chapts 2 and 3

3

Wed

Sep 10

What are rocks made ofÖ, Quiz 2

3

Fri

Sep 12

What are rocks made ofÖ (hands-on rock description) Start Age-Dating Homework

4

Mon

Sep 15

Rocks to VolcanoesÖ. Chap 4

4

Wed

Sep 17

Mid Term Exam I (5% of grade)  [Louie out of town]

4

Fri

Sep 19

Volcanoes

5

M-R

Sep 22

First Lab this week- LMR 353 (10% of grade)

5

Mon

Sep 22

Volcanoes

5

Wed

Sep 24

Volcanoes, Quiz 3

5

Fri

Sep 26

Weathering, Chap 5

6

Mon

Sep 29

Weathering

6

Wed

Oct 1

Landslide processes and hazards, Chap 9, Quiz 4

6

Fri

Oct 3

Landslide processes and hazards Lab 1 Report DUE

7

Mon

Oct 6

Rivers and floods, Chap 10 [Guest lecturer; Louie on holiday]

7

Wed

Oct 8

Mid Term Exam II (8% of grade)

7

Fri

Oct 10

Rivers and Floods & Sedim Rocks, Chap 6 Age-Dating Homework DUE

8

M-R

Oct 13

Second Lab this week- meet vans at Info Booth (10% of grade)

8

Mon

Oct 13

Sedimentary Rocks

8

Wed

Oct 15

Geologic Time, Chap 8, Quiz 5

8

Fri

Oct 17

Geologic Time

 

Oct 17

LAST DAY TO DROP

9

Mon

Oct 20

Glaciers, Glaciation and Climate Change, Chap 12

9

Wed

Oct 22

Glaciation and Climate Change, Quiz 6

9

Fri

Oct 24

Glaciation and Climate Change Lab 2 Report DUE

10

Mon

Oct 27

Deserts and Winds, Chap 13 Start Flooding Homework [Guest lecturer; Louie out of town]

10

Wed

Oct 29

Mid Term Exam III (8% of grade)

10

Fri

Oct 31

Nevada Day ñ No Class

11

M-R

Nov 3

Third Lab this week- meet vans at Info Booth (10% of grade)

11

Mon

Nov 3

Deserts and Winds

11

Wed

Nov 5

Coastal Processes, Chap 14, Quiz 7

11

Fri

Nov 7

Coastal Processes

12

Mon

Nov 10

Crustal Deformation, Chap 15

12

Wed

Nov 12

Crustal Deformation, Quiz 8

12

Fri

Nov 14

Earthquakes and inside the earth, Chap 16 and 17 Lab 3 Report DUE

13

M-R

Nov 17

Fourth and last Lab this week- LMR 353 (10% of grade)

13

Mon

Nov 17

Earthquakes

13

Wed

Nov 19

Earthquakes, Quiz 9

13

Fri

Nov 21

Earthquakes Flooding Homework DUE

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14

Mon

Nov 24

Earthquakes

14

Wed

Nov 26

Earthquake Geology, Quiz 10 Lab 4 Report DUE

14

Fri

Nov 28

Family Day- No Class

15

Mon

Dec 1

Earthquake Geology

15

Wed

Dec 3

Mid Term Exam IV (8% of grade)

15

Fri

Dec 5

Planetary Geology, Chap 22

16

Mon

Dec 8

Planetary Geology

 

 

 

 

 

Fri

Dec 12

FINAL EXAM 9:45am to 11:45am in MS 215 (11% of grade)