Schedule:GEOL 1014 - Physical Geology - InternetSpring 2017 (172)Time Schedule:Week Date1 January 9 January 152 January 16 January 223 January 23 January 294 January 30 February 55 February 6 February 126 February 13 February 19Exam 1: Monday, February 6 Monday, February 137 February 20 February 268 February 27 March 59 March 6 March 1210 March 13 March 1911 March 20 March 26Exam 2: Friday, March 3 Friday, March 1012 March 27 April 213 April 3 April 914 April 10 April 1615 April 17 April 2316 April 24 April 30Exam 3: Monday, April 17 Monday, April 24Note– Exam 2 has a different date interval due to Spring Break (March13-19).1Syllabus – Activity Schedule – Bb – Course Information
Activity 1 – Physical Geology Internet Course OrientationReview the organization of the course.Review the Course Contents: Announcements – Course Information – AssignmentsCourse Work Area – Activities – Power Point Lectures – Figures - My Grades - Discussions.Review the Syllabus, Course Schedule, and Introduction to Laboratory Exercises found under Course Information.Activity 2 – Introduction to Physical GeologyReadpp. 1-24 (Ch. 1) "Introducing Geology, the Essentials of Plate Tectonics,and Other Important Concepts"pp. 190-197 (Ch. 8) "Numerical Age"pp. 416-421 (Ch. 17) "The Earth's Internal Structure"pp. 566-569 (Ch. 23) “Origin of the Planets”CompleteLaboratory 9– Topographic Maps and Orthoimages, pp. 227-258.After the textbook Readings, be able to define the following terms and answer the following questions for Exam 1.Terms: geology, physical geology, scientific method, data, hypothesis, theory.Distinguish between Earth's internal heat engine and Earth's external heat engine.Recognize geologic hazards.What name did Alfred Wegener apply to his supercontinent?How old is the Earth according to geologic data such as radiometric age dating?What was the source of heat that partially melted the Earth during its formation?2Syllabus – Activity Schedule – Bb – Course Information
Activity 3 – EarthquakesReadpp. 382-411 (Ch. 16) "Earthquakes"CompleteLaboratory 16- Earthquakes Hazards and Human Risks, pp. 391-404.After the textbook Readings, be able to define the following terms and answer the following questions for Exam 1.Terms: elastic rebound theory, earthquake, seismic wave, epicenter, focus, Richter scale, Mercalli scale, magnitude, intensity, Benioff zone.Review earthquake distribution.Distinguish between shallow focus and deep focus.Describe the earthquake pattern associated with a Benioff zone.Where do most earthquakes occur according to the theory of plate tectonics?Where do most large earthquakes occur in the conterminous United States?
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