Geoscience 202: Physical Geology
Spring 2011

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Office: LS 463, Phone: 465-2246
email: dutchs@uwgb.edu, HOME PAGE:  http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs

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Syllabus

Class Notes

Dates Topic Reading
Jan. 25- Jan. 27 Introduction to the course Ch. 1
Feb. 1 - Feb. 3 Minerals Ch. 2
Feb. 8 - Feb. 10 Igneous Rocks and Volcanoes Ch. 3, 4
Feb. 15- Feb. 17 Weathering and Erosion Ch. 5, 9, 11
Feb. 22 - Feb. 24 Evolution of Landscapes Ch. 10
Mar. 1 Midterm I  
Mar. 1 - Mar. 3 Sedimentary Rocks Ch. 6
Mar. 8 - Mar. 10 Evolution, Fossils, Geologic Time Ch. 8
Mar. 12 - Mar. 20 Spring Break  
Mar. 22 - Mar. 24 Glaciers Ch. 12
Mar. 29 - Mar. 31 Wind and Coastal Erosion Ch. 13, 14, 18
April 5 Midterm II  
Apr. 5 - Apr. 7 Metamorphism and Deformation Ch. 7, 15
Apr. 12 - Apr. 14 Earthquakes and Earth's Interior Ch. 16, 17
Apr. 19 - Apr. 21 Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics Ch. 19, 20
Apr. 26 - Apr. 28 Resources from the Earth Ch. 21
May 3 - May 5 Geology of other Worlds Ch. 22

May 10, Tuesday FINAL EXAM 8:00-10:00 AM in ES 114

GRADING:

Midterm I 50 points   A 270+
Midterm II 50 points AB 255-269
Lab 100 points B 240-254
Final 80 points BC 230-239
Field Trip 20 points C 220-229
Attendance 10 points CD 215-219
Total 300 points D 210-214

Exams are multiple choice, 1 pt. per question.

Field trip will be held Saturday, April 16. 

Text: Plummer, Physical Geology
Lab Manual: Jones, Physical Geology.


General Course Expectations


Exam Questions

Sample test questions are available on line. These questions are provided as a convenience to students who want to know what sorts of questions I ask. Please note:


Field Trip

Field trips leave from the Green Parking lot at 8:00 on the scheduled date and return about 4:15 P.M.

General Field Trip Guidelines

Basic Goals of the Course (What we are Trying to Do)

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Laboratory Skills


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