Tentative Calendar

MONTH DATE LECTURE AND LAB TOPIC CHAPTERS IN TEXT
January 12
Introduction; Geologic Time
 
1
  14
The Dynamic
and Evolving Earth
 
1
  19
Holiday
 
 
  21
Minerals and Rocks
 
2
  26 Plate Tectonics : A Unifying Theory
3

 

  28 Plate Tectonics : A Unifying Theory
3

 

February 2
Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles; Rocks, Fossils, and Time -- Making Sense of the Geologic Record
 
4, 5
  4
Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles; Rocks, Fossils, and Time -- Making Sense of the Geologic Record
 
4, 5
  9
Research Project Presentations
 
 
  11
Research Project Presentations
 
 
  16 Holiday  
  18
Sedimentary Rocks -- The Archives of Earth History
 
6
  23
Sedimentary Rocks -- The Archives of Earth History
 
6
  25
Evolution: The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence
 
7
March 2
Evolution: The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence
 
7
  4
Precambrian Earth and Life History -- The Archaean Eon
 
8
  9
Precambrian Earth and Life History -- The Archaean Eon
 
8
  11
Midterm
 
 
  16
Precambrian Earth and Life History -- The Proterozoic Eon
 
9
  18
Precambrian Earth and Life History -- The Proterozoic Eon
 
9
  23
Paleozoic Earth History
 
10, 11, 12, 13
  25
Paleozoic Earth History
 
10, 11, 12, 13
April 30
Research Project Presentations
 
 
  1
Research Project Presentations
 
 
  6
Mesozoic Earth History
 
14, 15
  8
Mesozoic Earth History
 
14, 15
  13 Cenozoic Earth History 17, 18, 19
  15 Cenozoic Earth History 17, 18, 19
  20 Cenozoic Earth History 17, 18, 19
  22
Final Exam Review; Course Evaluations
 
 
  29

Wednesday April 29  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 
SUG 100

(Please note: This syllabus is a flexible guideline and is subject to change!!)