Geology 110 Syllabus

Fall 2010

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Instructor: Steve Macias

Office: ST-119

Meeting Room: ST-148

Phone: 475-7711

Meeting Time: MTWTh 11:00-11:50 a.m.

E-mail: smacias@oc.ctc.edu

Office Hours: M: 9:00-10:00 a.m.; MTWTh: 10:00-10:50 a.m.; or by appointment

Course Objective: The objective of Geology 110 is to provide the background necessary to understand environmental problems and concerns of a geologic nature, most of which involve conflicts between society and various dynamic earth processes. Furthermore, the ever diminishing amounts and availability of land, water, mineral, and energy resources are examined.

Credit: Geology 110 is a 5.0 credit class and fulfills a Natural Science Laboratory requirement.

Text: Environmental Geology, Montgomery, C.W., 8th edition, 2008

Reading: Reading assignments are listed below. All reading assignments should be completed prior to class.

Grades: Final course grades will be based on the following percentage system:

            

Exams (4)

60%

Laboratory and lecture assignments    

20%

Final exam                                           

20%

 

Final Grade = (((total percentage) - 0.55 )*10)

 

                                              
Student Accommodations:  Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability
  should contact the Office of Access Services in HSS 204, or call 475-7540 for information or an appointment.

 

Cell phones:  Please turn off your cell phone or similar electronic devices during class.  If there a valid reason you must
  have one of these devices on during class, please let me know beforehand.

Exam Absences: No make-up exams or laboratories will be given without prior approval.  Unexcused exam absences and
    laboratories are recorded as zeros.

Reserve Clause: The instructor reserves the right to modify the course requirements, assignments, lecture topics, grading
    procedures, and other related policies as circumstances may dictate.


Week

Date

Topic

Reading from Montgomery

1

9/20

Introduction
Chapter 1

 

9/21

Rocks and Minerals

Chapter 2

 

9/22

Type of Rocks and Minerals

 

 

9/23

Plate Tectonics

Chapter 3

2

9/27

Plate Boundaries

 

 

9/28

Conclude Plate Tectonics

 

9/29

Earthquakes and Seismic Waves

Chapter 4

 

9/30

Earthquake Hazards

 

3

10/4

Earthquake Hazards in the Puget Sound Region

 

 

10/5

Earthquake Forecasting and Awareness

 

 

10/6

Conclude Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics

 

 

10/7

Exam 1

4

10/11

Columbus Day Recess (no school)

 

 

10/12

Volcanic Sources

Chapter 5; Ch. 5 PowerPoint

 

10/13

Volcanic Products

 

 

10/14

Magma Composition

 

5

10/18

Volcanic Hazards

 

 

10/19

Predicting Volcanic Eruptions

 

10/20

Streams and Floods

Chapter 6

 

10/21

Stream Flow

 

6

10/25

Floods

 

 

10/26

Consequences of Floodplain Development

 

10/27

Mitigating Flood Hazards and Dams

 

 

10/28

Exam 2

 

7

11/1

The Nature of the Coastline

Chapter 7

 

11/2

Wave Action and Coastal Processes

 

 

11/3

No school

 

 

11/4

Coastal Hazards

 

8

11/8

Storm Surge 

 

 

11/9

Factors Influencing Slope Stability

Chapter 8

 

11/10

Types of Mass Movement

 

11/11

Veterans Day Recess (no school)

9

11/15

Types of Mass Movement (continued)

 

 

11/16

Mass Movement Mitigation

 

 

11/17

Conclude Mass Movement

 

11/18

Exam 3

 

10

11/22

Groundwater

Chapter 11

 

11/23

Wells

 

 

11/24

Water Quality

 

 

11/25

Thanksgiving Recess (no class)

 

11

11/29

Conclude Groundwater

 

 

11/30

Water Supply

 

 

12/1

Exam 4

 

 

12/2

Review for Final exam

 

11

12/6

Final exam, Monday, 12-2 p.m.