EAR105_Spring2011_Syllabus

EAR105_Spring2011_Syllabus - E arth Science (EAR 105)...

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Earth Science (EAR 105) Spring 2011 INSTRUCTOR Dr. James Metcalf Heroy 206A jrmetcal@syr.edu (easiest way to contact Dr. Metcalf) x7631 (Office Phone) Office Hours: Tuesday 9:00am-10:00am, Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm, or by appointment ** Dr. Metcalf will not answer questions regarding course material via email, if you need help with the course material, you can attend scheduled office hours or request an appointment. If you leave your questions to the last minute (e.g. the night before an exam), there is no guarantee that Dr. Metcalf will be able to meet. TEACHING ASSISTANTS (AND RECITATION SESSION INSTRUCTORS) Andrew Horst (TA coordinator) ajhorst@syr.edu Rebekah Holt rnholt@syr.edu Siobhan Whadcoat skwhadco@syr.edu COURSE OVERVIEW AND GOALS Geology is important. The materials, energy, resources, lives, and livelihoods of all living things are directly dependant on earth processes. In this course, you will learn the fundamental principles and processes that govern our planet. By the end of the semester, you will: 1. Have a basic understanding of fundamental geologic processes and earth history. 2. Understand the connections between the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. 3. Be able to “think like a geologist,” when confronted with earth science related issues both in and out of the classroom. LECTURES Monday and Wednesday 10:35am - 11:30am, Grant Auditorium (in the Law School) ** Attendance to lecture and recitation is mandatory (as stated in Syracuse University official policies). In-class quizzes and assignments are part of class participation, and cannot be made up. Failure to complete these exercises will obviously be detrimental to your grade. ** Laptop computers are not permitted in lecture. Cell phones must be turned off and put away. Computer and phone use is both disruptive and disrespectful to fellow classmates. Dr. Metcalf or one of the teaching assistants will keep a phone on silent in case of Orange Alert messages. If you have extenuating circumstances that require you to be “on call” 24 hours a day, please meet with Dr. Metcalf to discuss the situation. TEXTBOOK AND REQUIRED EQUIPMENT • The book for the course is Earth by Thompson and Turk (ISBN 978-0-538-74103-3) available at the University bookstore in the Schine Student Center. New versions of this textbook are bundled with online access to additional educational materials. While these may be helpful, they are not required for this course. Although I recommend purchasing your own copy of the textbook, I will also place copies on reserve at both the Bird Library and the Geology Library (3 rd floor Heroy), which you may use. Readings are required and will include material used in both exams and in-class quizzes, if you
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EAR 105 - Earth Science Spring 2011 Page 2 of 5 chose to use the books left on reserve, you should plan on visiting the library to keep up with reading at least twice a week. • In addition to the textbook, you will also need a Turning Technologies
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course EAR 105 taught by Professor Ivany during the Spring '09 term at Syracuse.

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