H.GEOL.chapter1.ppt - GEOL 218 Introduction to Historical Geology A study of the Evolution of the Earth and life through time GEOL 218 \u2022 Instructors

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GEOL 218 Introduction to Historical Geology A study of the Evolution of the Earth and life through time
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GEOL 218 Instructors: Dr. Kent Murray (Lecture) Mr. J Keeler Lab Sec. 2 Wed 5-8:45 Dr. K. Murray Lab Sec. 3 Mon 1-4:45 Mr. N. Nalepa Lab Sec. 4 Tues 5-8:45 My Office: Acad. Support Center (ASC) Rm 117 Course syllabus and Lecture PowerPoint slides are available on Canvas, under “Files” We will use Tophat this semester. Go to tophat.com/e/965255 to register and log in
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GEOL 218 Course Grade: Lecture ~ 445 points Laboratory ~ 270 points Lecture: 2 90-point mid-term e xams and a 90-point comprehensive final exam for a total of 270 points. Dailey Tophat quizzes worth a total of about 75 points Homework assignments and In-class exercises ~100 points Laboratory: 10 weekly exercises – 10 points apiece 2 exams, 50 points each, and 10 5-point quizzes Field trips (one required (20 points), one optional (20 bonus points)
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GEOL 218 Study Sessions –ASC conference room (Rm 119) Tues, Thursday 1:00-2:00 Sessions are free and will begin Jan. 24. Come and compare notes, discuss assigned readings, practice problem solving and help prepare for quizzes
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Textbooks Lecture: Historical Geology 6 or7 th Ed. Evolution of earth and Life through Time. By Wicander and Monroe at CMU. ISBN 978-1- 111-98729-9 laboratory: Historical Geology Interpretations and applications 6 th Ed. By Poort and Carlson ISBN 0-13-144786-6
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The Dynamic and Evolving Earth Chapter 1
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Landscape History During the life of our planet The earth undergoing remarkable change as: continents moved about its surface ocean basins opened and closed mountain ranges formed along continental margins marking the location where continents have collided The oceans and atmospheric circulation patterns would shift in response to moving continents causing massive ice sheets to form, grow, and then melt away Extensive swamps, shallow seas and vast deserts sweep across the landscape
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This Semester, at a Glance Historical Geology is about The History of Earth Three interrelated themes will be covered The first is that Earth’s outermost part is composed of a series of moving plates Plate tectonics whose interactions have affected its physical and biological history.
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