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geol sylabus - Geology 101, Principles of Geology, Fall...

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GEOL 101, Fall 2007 Page 1 Professor F.M. Chester Geology 101, Principles of Geology, Fall 2007 Professor Frederick M. Chester Phone: 845-3296 E-mail: Office: Room 130, Halbouty Building Office Hours: By appointment Lecture: TTh 9:35 – 10:50 AM Room 101, Old Halbouty Building Attendance is required. I will assign reading in the text, and explain particularly important concepts. Resources Required text: Understanding Earth, Fifth Edition, Grotzinger, Jordan, Press, and Siever, W.H. Freeman and Co., New York, 579 pp. The syllabus, announcements, and other course material will be posted on the World Wide Web using the TAMU WebCT Vista service ( or if needed, on my older course web page at If you do not know how to use e-mail, the internet, WebCT Vista, or do not know your TAMU NetID and password, then you may receive help from Computing and Information Services. Laboratory The laboratory sessions begin the first week, and laboratory attendance is mandatory. You will receive a syllabus for the laboratory at the first lab meeting. If you miss the first lab, you must go to another Physical Geology lab during the first week and complete the exercise. Otherwise, go to Halbouty room 7 or 9 and complete the exercise with the help of one of the Teaching Assistants. Examination and Grading The final course grade will be based on four lecture exams (75%), the laboratory (25%). The four lecture exams are evenly weighted, and you are required to take each exam. Exams will be closed book and will cover the material presented in the lectures, as well as related material in the textbook and on the web. Test format
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