Description: Broad view of the earth emphasizing external processes including sedimentary environments, the hydrological cycle, the origin of geological environments, geological dating methods, and an overview of the fossil record through geological time.
The course syllabus provides a general plan for the course; deviations may be necessary!
You can reach the information for the course assignments and requierments by clicking on the "Introductory Geology II" on my website
at: http://www.gsu.edu/~geohab) and then selecting the "Lectures" menu items on the leff of the page!
Course Assignments: See the table below for the required and optional assignments.
The required readings and due dates for assignment are all given in the 'Lectures' page, which is accessible from the Web site!
Students are responsible
for learning the Powerpoint Lecture notes which are also available on the Lectures page on course's website.
See Lectures for information on required exams, Quizzes, research paper, Geotours, and due dates!
Course Requirements: The course requires completing three (3) Conceptual Assignments online, three classroom exams, and writing a research paper on an issue related to any aspect of the five subsystems of the Earth system. Due dates for all of these are given on the Lectures page.
the Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint applications to use my lectures. To fully/efficiently use the material on course's website you also need the latest version of the Microsoft Internet
Explorer or Google Chrome or other browsers.
Please advise the instructor if you have a documented disability that needs to be accommodated.
You are responsible to know the date of the last day that you can withdraw from the course and possibly receive a "W". Please check the Academic Calendar for the date.
NOTE:You can only get a 'W' if you withdraw from the course before or on this date AND have a passing grade. If you withdraw by this date but you are failing the course, you will receive a "WF".
If you withdraw after this date, you will also receive a "WF".
Please make sure to read the University's policy on Academic Honesty (Section 409).
Grading Policy: The final grade for this course will be determined by adding the percent grades for three required exams and the Research Paper. The percentages are given in the following table.