1ST SEM_Course Syllabus - GEOLOGY 1403 GEOLOGY Physical...

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GEOLOGY 11 – Principles of Geology Course Syllabus Course Credit: 3.0 Teacher: Nicole Eloise B. Pellejera Section: WFR, WFU Consultation Hours: TWF 1:00pm-5:00pm Class Schedule: WF 8:30-10:00am; 10:00-11:30pm Office: NIGS 217-F Room: NIGS 127 Email: nebpellejera@gmail.com 1 st Sem AY 2011-2012 n_eloise.pellejera@yahoo.com Course Description: Earth materials, nature and consequences of geologic processes. Course Goals: At the end of the course, the student should be able to learn about: a) Earth processes, composition, structure and history b) Geology and major tectonic features of the Philippines c) Practical application of geology in the social and physical sciences d) Importance of geology in society DATE DAY TOPIC OBJECTIVE (At the end of the class, the student should be able to. ..) ACTIVITY/ REQUIREMENTS Jun 10 1 Orientation 1. Be familiar with class policies 2. Get acquainted with class members Write personal info on a 5”x8” index card Jun 15 2 1. INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY a. Definition b. Branches of Geology c. Physical and Historical Geology d. Catastrophism vs. Uniformitarianism 1. Define geology and name at least one of its branches 2. Differentiate Catastrophism from Uniformitarianism 3. Explain the meaning of ‘the present is the key to the past” - Activity: Trip to NIGS Museum - Reading assignment: Big Bang & Nebular Hypothesis Jun 17 3 2. THE PLANET EARTH a. Theories on Earth’s Origin b. Size and shape of the Earth c. Earth’s large-scale features d. Earth’s internal composition e. Isostasy 1. Discuss theories regarding the Earth’s origin 2. Determine the Earth’s composition, internal structure and large scale features - Quiz Jun 22, 24 4-5 3. MINERALS a. Definition b. Properties c. Silicate group of minerals d. Common rock-forming minerals e. Minerals as a non-renewable resource 1. Define what a mineral is and differentiate it from a rock 2. Identify mineral properties that can be useful for identification 3. Identify rock-forming minerals
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1ST SEM_Course Syllabus - GEOLOGY 1403 GEOLOGY Physical...

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