Introductory Geology I & General Geology for Teachers
Geol 1121K and Geol 7021

Instructor: Dr. Babaie; Associate Professor, Dept. of Geoscience/Computer Science
Text: Marshak, Essentials of Geology, 3rd ed., W. W. Norton & Co.

Schedule of lectures

Wk
Day
Date
Subject Reading Notes
1
M
Aug
17
Introduction and logistics
Prelude
Scientific Method
W
19
The Earth in Context Chap 1 Ch. 1 w/ image
2
M
24
Plate Tectonics Chap 2 Ch. 2 w/ image
W
26
Plate Tectonics; cont'd Chap 2  
3
M
31
Atoms, molecules, atomic bonding Chap 3 Ch. 2 w/ image
W
Sept
2
Minerals; Rock Group Chap 3; Interlude A (IA)  
4
M
7
Labor Day
No class
W
9
Test 1, 45 questions; 50 minutes - Self-Test! Chapters 1-3, IA

Chapters' Overview

5
M
14
Magma and Igneous Rocks Chap 4

 

W
16
Igneous rocks, cont'd Chap 4  
6
M
21
Volcanic rocks Chap 5  
W
23
Volcanic Hazard Chap 5  
7
M
28
Sedimentary rocks Interlude B (IB) Ch. 6 w/ image
W
30
" Chap 6  
8
M
Oct
5

Test 2 - 64 questions; 70 minutes
Practice 2nd Exam

Chapters 4 & 5  
W
7
review of Exam    
9
M
12
Metamorphism Chap 7, Interlude C (IC) Ch. 7 w/ image
W
14
Earthquake Chap 8 Ch. 8 w/ image
10
M
19

Geological Society of Am., Mtg.

Work on Res. Paper!
W
21
"
11
M
26
Earthquake cont'd    
W
28
Crustal Deformation Chap 9, Interlude D, Box D.1  
12
M
Nov
2
"    
W
4
Geologic time, relative/absolute age Chap 10 Ch. 10 w/ image
13
M
9
Energy Resources Chap 12 Ch. 12 w/ image
W
11
"    
14
M
16
Presentation of Res. Papers    
W
18
Presentations cont'd Res. Paper due
15
M
23
THANKSGIVING WEEK   no class
W
25
THANKSGIVING WEEK   no class
16
W
Dec
2

Test 3 - Comprehensive; 70 minutes
Practice Test 3

All chapters & Interludes You will get an F if you miss this test for any reason!
Chap 9