Tentative Calendar

MONTH DATE LECTURE AND LAB TOPIC CHAPTERS IN TEXT
January 9
Introduction; Geologic Time
 
1
  11
Alternate Assignment
 
 
  16
Minerals and Rocks
 
2
  18
Minerals and Rocks
 
2
  23 Plate Tectonics : A Unifying Theory
3

 

  25 Plate Tectonics : A Unifying Theory
3

 

  30
Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles; Rocks, Fossils, and Time -- Making Sense of the Geologic Record
 
4, 5
February 1
Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles; Rocks, Fossils, and Time -- Making Sense of the Geologic Record
 
4, 5
  6
Research Project Presentation Work
 
 
  8
Research Project Presentations
 
 
  13
Sedimentary Rocks -- The Archives of Earth History
 
6
  15
Sedimentary Rocks -- The Archives of Earth History
 
6
  20
Evolution: The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence
 
7
  22
Evolution: The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence
 
7
  27
Precambrian Earth and Life History -- The Archaean Eon
 
8
March 6
Precambrian Earth and Life History -- The Archaean Eon
 
8
  8
Midterm
 
 
  13
Precambrian Earth and Life History -- The Proterozoic Eon
 
9
  15
Precambrian Earth and Life History -- The Proterozoic Eon
 
9
  20
Paleozoic Earth History
 
10, 11, 12, 13
  22
Paleozoic Earth History
 
10, 11, 12, 13
  27
Mesozoic Earth History
 
14, 15
  29
Mesozoic Earth History
 
14, 15
April 3
Mesozoic Earth History
 
 
  5
Research Project Presentations
 
 
  10 Cenozoic Earth History 17, 18, 19
  12 Field Trip to the Fossil Discovery Center  
  17 Cenozoic Earth History 17, 18, 19
  19 Final Exam Review  
  26

Thursday April 26  8:00 am - 10:00 am
 
SUG 107

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