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Schedule of Lectures and Debates
The course syllabus provides a general plan for the course; deviations may be necessary!
Textbook: Introduction to Environmental Geology (3rd Editoin) by: Edward A. Keller. Pearson-Prentice Hall
NOTE: Try buying used version of the book online for few dollars, before the semester starts!
Make sure the Book comes with a CD (for Hazcity assignments)!

For all Hazard City Assignments use 'Version 1" on textbook's CD! Please get the CD!
You are required to do the following 4 assignments (see schedule below):
Earthquake Hazard, Volcanic Hazard, Flood Insurance Rate, and Groundwater

NOTE: Economic way to print the lecture Powerpoint slides
From the "File" menu in Powerpoint, select the "Print" option and then set the "Print What:" to "Handouts", and then set the "Slides per Page:" option to "4" or "2". This prints four or 2 slides on one page; you save paper and ink!

wk date day d Subject/Event, Summary Hazcity Assignments & Misc.
1 Aug 27 T Fundamental Concepts
", Summary
& Rev. Questions
Seven billion people in 2011- CNN
2 Sep 03 T Minerals and Rocks
How to do the Hazard City Assignments! Natural Hazards
3 10 T ", Summary & Rev. Questions Select a Debate Issue Debate Rules
4 17 T Earthquake Hazard
Injection of water in Co leads to quake
5 24 T ", Summary & Rev. Questions

Start Earthquake Damage v.1
See Guide and Questions

6 Oct 1
T 1st Exam
Practice 1st Exam
Covers: Fundamentals, Minerals, Earthquake; Summary & Outline
R Volcanic Hazard
7 8 T ", Summary & Rev. Questions Earthquake Hazcity due on Thursday!
    R Rivers & Flooding
8 15 T ", Summary & Rev. Questions

Start Volcanic Hazard Assessment Ver. 1 Guide and Questions

    R Landslides & Subsidence
9 22 T

", Summary & Rev. Questions

Video of a landslide

Volcanic Hazard Assessment Hazcity assignment due on Thursday!
  book R 2nd Exam
Practice 2nd Exam
Covers: Volcanos, Rivers, Landslides
Summary and Outline for 2nd Exam
10 29 T no class - out of town Work on your Research project
    R " Work on your Debate project
11 Nov 5 T Water Resources
& Rev. Questions

Start Flood Insurance Rate Maps, v.1 Guide and Questions

    R Water Pollution


12 12
T ", Summary & Rev. Questions  

Energy Resources
" Summary
& Rev. Questions

Flood Insurance Hazcity due on Thursday!
13 19 T Presentation of Research Papers Start Groundwater Contamination v.1 Guide and Questions
    R Debate 1. Overpopulation
Debate Rules

How to Debate, Debate Issues,
Debate 1 paper due on Thursday!

14 26
T Thanksgiving
15 Dec 3 T Debate 2. Energy Resources
Talks of Res. Papers cont'd
Debate 2 paper due on Tuesday!
Groundwater Hazcity due on Tuesday!
Research Paper due on Tuesday!
  3rd Exam - Covers Water Resources, Water Pollution & Energy Resources. Practice 3rd Exam, Summary for the covered chapters

The key to the "Practice 3rd Exam" will NOT be provided!
Final grades are only available through GoSOLAR

Please do not attempt to download or print the following Powerpoint slides because each will take many pages of printing and lots of colored ink!
These are here for the purpose of class presentation. Instead of these, print the corresponding "light" files in the above table which are much "leaner"!

Fundamental Concepts Minerals and Rocks
Earhquake Volcanic Hazard
Flood, Landslide Water Resources
Water Pollution Energy Resources