Syllabus Spring 2011 - The Community College of Denver The...

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The Community College of Denver South Classroom 306, (303) 556-2460, fax (303) 556-2174 I. Course Information Course Title: Physical Geology GEY 111, Sections 001 & 005 Credits: 4 credit hours Course Description: ( This must be the description in Common Course In this class the students will learn about the materials of the earth, its structure, surface features, and the geologic processes involved in its development. The goals will be to understand the elements and forces responsible for forming, the earth, processes shaping the earth’s crust, and the forces operating on the earth’s surface. The students will learn about the geology of Colorado and the history of geological time along the Front Range. Prerequisite(s)/Co-requisites: None Semester and Year: Fall 2010 Meeting Location, Times and Days: Section 100 -Monday/Wednesday Mornings, 8:30-10:50 Section 500 -Friday Mornings, 8:00-12:00 SCIENCE BUILDING 1097 Start Date: Wed., Jan. 18, 2011 End Date: Monday, May 9, 2011 II. Instructor Information Name: Elizabeth Simmons Voice Mail: Home 303-986-9693; office phone 303-556-2460 e-mail and web page: Through Desire2Learn course page Office Location: Classroom Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday after class III. Required Course Materials *Smith Gary A., and Pun, Aurora, How Does Earth Work?, Prentice Hall packaged with Earth Encounters, Lab Manual. *Kluge, Steve, Encounter Earth , Packaged with How Does Earth Work, Lab Manual *T aylor, Andrew, Guide to the Geology of Colorado , Cataract Lode Publishing, Golden, CO *Taylor, Andrew, Guide to the Geology of Red Rocks Park and Vicinity , Cataract Lode Publishing, Golden, CO *Matthews, Vince, et. al., 2003/2009, Messages in Stone , Colorado Geological Survey (pages # are given for both editions) Optional: Simmons, Beth, 2004, A Quick History of Idaho Springs , Western Reflections Publishing Co., Montrose, CO Other materials posted on the course on Desire2Learn as noted in the syllabus Course Outcomes/Competencies: Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate knowledge and/or skill in the following areas. Identify twenty major minerals that compose the earth Identify ten igneous rocks and explain their origin Identify five different types of volcanoes and tell how they work List and describe five steps in the weathering process Identify the four soil horizons Use a Soil Survey to locate soil types Identify ten sedimentary rocks and explain their origin Identify five metamorphic rocks and explain their origin List the eras, periods, and epochs of geologic time Identify five different fossils Identify folds, faults, and mountain forms and explain their origin Plot earthquakes around the world and explain their origin Draw a diagram of the structure of the earth Label the plates of the earth’s crust on a map
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course GEN 101 taught by Professor Rogersmith during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Denver.

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