Geology 1001 Section 6
Dr. Juan M. Lorenzo
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Lecture times Tuesdays and Thursdays 1.30 p.m. -3.00 p.m. Room E137, New Howe-Russell Building Office hours
Room 215 (Old Howe-Russell Building) Tuesdays and Thursdays after class.
For appointments and all correspondence
T.A. Office hours
Ricardo Zapata,("Older" Howe-Russell Building) room 417E time 12.00-1.00 p.m.; For appointments
Required lecture textbook:
Understanding the Earth
by Press, Siever, Grotzinger and Jordan 4th edition
Notes: The following schedule of classes and their content is modeled on last year's (2005) Physical Geology Syllabus and subject to slight changes. Dates and times for exams, review sessions and quizzes are not generally subject to change.
Lectures Tue 17 Introduction to the Course Syllabus handout-- Geology minor Thu 19
Ch. 1 Example Quiz 1
Tue 24 Weight on Mars and volcanoes on Mars Ch. 2
Thu 26 Ch. 2 Quiz 2 Tue 31 Marianas Trench Ch. 2,3
Class Notes for Ch.3
Lectures Thu 2 Which is the best tombstone for you? In south Louisiana. In Massachusetts? Ch. 3 Quiz 3 Tue 7 Periodic table of elements Ch. 3
Class Notes for Ch.4
Not all "granite" counter-tops are made of granite
Ch. 4, Quiz 4 Tue 14 Volcanic eruption of Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia almost takes life of former LSU professor Class notes for Ch. 5 Thu 16 Class notes for Ch. 6 Tue 21 Partial Review for Mid-term I exam Quiz for Chs . 5 and 6 Thu 23
Mid-term exam I Exam Questions Tue 28 Mardi Gras Holiday
Mardi Gras Holiday: February 27-March 1 (M-W)
Lectures Thu 2 Main Concepts for Chapter 7 Ch. 7 Tue 7 Review of Mid-term exam I Thu 9 Main Concepts for Chapter 8 Ch. 8 Notes No quiz Tue 14 Main Concepts for Chapter 9
Ch. 9 Thu 16 Main Concepts for Chapter 10 Ch. 10 Quiz Tue 21 Evidence for water on mars Just the picture Ch. 10 Thu 23
Main Concepts for Chapter 11 Quiz
Main concepts for Chapter 11 Ch. 11 Thu 30
Review for Mid-term exam II E137, Quiz 6
Lectures Tue 4 Mid-term exam II Figures for exam Thu 6
Main concepts for Chapter 12 Ch. 12 Tue 11 *Spring Break Thu 13 Tue 18 Main concepts for Chapter 13 Ch. 13 Thu 20 Main concepts for Chapter 13 Chs. 13, 14, Quiz 7 Tue 25 Main concepts Chapter 17 Notes for Chapter 17 Ch. 17 Thu 27
Main concepts for Chapter 14
Chapter 14 Quiz 8
* Spring break: April 10-16 (M-Sun)
Lectures Tue 2 Ch. 19 Thu 4 Review for final exam Quiz 9, Chapters. 1-14, 17 & 19 Mon 8 Final Exam 5.30-7.30 p.m. E137 Howe-Russell Building.
Course Grades: Final letter grades are calculated nominally using the results of two (2) midterm exams plus one final exam. A (90-100%) , B (80-89.5%), C (60-79.5%) D (50-59.5%), F (less than 49.5%).
Quizzes: Every Thursday, via "Blackboard", there will be online quizzes available for 5% extra credit to the final, non-curved, grade. Ten percent or more of these same questions will be used for midterm and final exams. These quizzes will be available for completion online the day of class before class times. An online password will be needed for using "Blackboard." This password will be given out each Tuesday before the quiz. I will not normally supply this password via e-mail. Thursday class periods will be used to review the answers to the quizzes.
Exams: There will be two mid-term exams and one final exam. The best of the two mid-term exam grades contributes to 40% of final grade. The final exam is worth 60% of final grade. There are no makeup exams or projects. If you choose or happen to miss both mid-term exams, only the final exam will determine the final grade. Mid-term exams test cumulative course material covered with special emphasis on new content. Please bring you own "scantron" sheets (LARGE!), pencils and erasers to each exam. Final exam questions cover ALL course materials with emphasis on unexamined sections. All grades are "curved." An example nominal average grade per exam may be about 60%. All exams consist of multiple choice or True/False questions.