108-121 night lec 1 2009 - GEOLOGY 108.3 / 121.3 Term 1...

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GEOLOGY 108.3 / 121.3 Term 1 2009 Section 03 Earth Processes --- Earth and How it works Dr. Kevin Ansdell Geology 114 kevin.ansdell@usask.ca Course outline through PAWS
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Classroom etiquette 1. I will start and end on time 2. Respect for each other - no talking - turn cell phones off 3. Problems - academic – can your peers help? - contact me - personal - students.usask.ca/wellness - contact me 4. Be prepared – power point, your lecture notes, textbook
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Instructor Dr. Kevin Ansdell , Geology 114, Phone: 966-5695; kevin.ansdell@usask.ca Lectures Monday 7.00 – 9:50 pm, Arts 143. First lecture: September 14th Last lecture: November 30th No lecture on October 12th (Thanksgiving Day) Laboratory M, T, W, Th and F 2:30 - 5:30 pm, Geol 261 (Geol 121.3 only) First lab, week of September 8th Lab. coordinator - Michael Cuggy , Geology 140, 966-5701; michael.cuggy@usask.ca Last day for registration changes – September 17th
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Text Earth: Portrait of a Planet (3 rd ed), by Marshak, published by Norton No laboratory manual required. The textbook will also be on reserve in the Natural Sciences Library Grading Geol 108.3 (midterm exam 25%, short term paper 20%, final exam 55%) Geol 121.3 (midterm exam 25%, laboratory 25%, final exam 50%) All lecture exams will be multiple choice, although the final will include a couple of short answer questions. The final will be comprehensive, but the majority of questions will focus on the material from the second half of the course. The midterm exam will be in class on Monday, October 26th, and will likely cover the first six topics on the outline
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Labs (121 only): All labs must be completed to obtain a grade in Geol 121.3 The rock and mineral lab test will be in lab during the week beginning October 19th. The lab final will be at 9am on Saturday, November 28th Short term paper (108 only): Due in class on November 23rd. More information will be available next week on the topic and format. Registration: Please note that GEOL 121.3 has a lab component, whereas GEOL 108.3 does not. It is up to you to make sure that you are registered in the appropriate classes. You must be registered in a lab if you are doing GEOL 121.3. The last day to make changes to Term 1 registration is September 17th, 2008. The last day for withdrawal without academic penalty is November 15, 2008.
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TONIGHT 1. What is Geology, and why study? 2. Architecture of the Earth, and how Earth formed 3. Introduction to Plate Tectonics? Prelude, Chapter 1, 2 and 4. Also useful – chapter 3
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GEOLOGY Scientific study of the Earth A. PHYSICAL GEOLOGY Study of Earth materials, changes in the surface and interior of the Earth, the dynamic forces that cause those changes. EARTH SCIENCES GEOL 108.3 GEOL 121.3
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HISTORICAL GEOLOGY Study of the origin and evolution of the Earth's continents and ocean crust, oceans, atmosphere and life. GEOL 109.3
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