111Lsyl - GY 111L-106: Physical Geology Lab Fall 2008...

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GY 111L-106: Physical Geology Lab Fall 2008 Scheduled: W: 3:30 PM to 5:20 PM Your Host: Dr. Doug Haywick http://www.southalabama.edu/geology/haywick Objectives: The subject matter examined in the course covers the basics of physical geology: the chemistry and properties of minerals, the composition of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and the primary earth processes responsible for rock deformation. Topics covered are itemised below. If all goes as planned, upon completion of this course, students will 1) be able to identify common rocks and minerals; 2) be able to interpret geological maps and 3) understand major theories or Earth sciences (including plate tectonics). Please note that this is a tentative schedule and the management reserves the right to change some of the material in the event of unforeseen circumstances. You are expected to keep up with the reading prescribed for each week. GY 111 is the first of 2 introductory courses in geology. GY 111 is a required co-requisite. TENTATIVE LECTURE GAME PLAN (subject to revision) Week 1 (Aug 20) INTRODUCTION (Lab Manual Chapter 1) Lab: Intro to Minerals. Note: essentially be a 1 ½ “get-to-know-the-minerals” lecture Week 2 (Aug 27) MINERALS (Lab Manual Chapter 1) Lab: Study minerals without answer key Week 3 (Sept 3) MINERALS (Lab Manual Chapter 1) Lab: Study minerals with answer key Week 4 (Sept 10) MINERAL EXAM Week 5 (Sept 17): IGNEOUS ROCKS Lab Manual Chapter 2) Lab: Intro to Igneous Rocks; Study rocks without answer key Week 6 (Sept 24) IGNEOUS ROCKS (Lab Manual Chapter 2) Lab: Study rocks with answer key Week 7 (Oct 1) IGNEOUS ROCKS EXAM Week 8 (Oct 8) SEDIMENT (Lab Manual Chapter 3) Lab: Sediment analysis exercises Week 9 (Oct 15) SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (Lab Manual Chapter 3) Lab: Intro to Sedimentary Rocks; Study rocks without answer key Week 10 (Oct 22) SEDIMENTARY ROCKS (Lab Manual Chapter 3) Lab: Study rocks with answer key Week 11 (Oct 29) SEDIMENTARY ROCKS EXAM Week 12 (Nov 5) METAMORPHIC ROCKS (Lab Manual Chapter 4) Lab: Study rocks without
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course GLY 111 taught by Professor Haywick during the Fall '11 term at S. Alabama.

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