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1 Geology 331 PALEONTOLOGY Fall 2011 Instructor: Dr. Thomas W. Kammer Office: 243 Brooks Hall Lab: 265 Brooks Hall Phone: 304-293-9663 email: [email protected] Personal Web Page: www.geo.wvu.edu/~kammer/welcome.htm Class Web Page: www.geo.wvu.edu/~kammer/geol331.htm Contains lecture materials. Office Hours: 2:30-5:00 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; other hours by appointment; check both office and lab. You are encouraged to come and see me whenever you feel the need to discuss course materials or issues relevant to being a Geology major. It's always a good idea to make an appointment, even for times during the scheduled office hours, as I sometimes have to step out of my office or lab to attend to university chores. Lecture: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30-11:20, Room G125 Brooks. Lab: Monday, 2:30-4:20 or 4:30-6:20, Room 305 Brooks Texts: Prehistoric Life by DK Publishing, 2009; Missing Links by Martin, 2004 Prerequisites: Geology 103 & 104 for Geology majors; Intro Biology for other students. (Stat. 211 not enforced, but is helpful) Grades: Lecture is 70% and lab is 30% of the course grade. The lecture grade consists of three tests: Test 1: 20%, Test 2: 20%, Test 3: 25%; and 5% for announced quizzes on lecture materials or readings (could be as little as one class before the quiz). Final grade is based on the combined average of your lecture and lab grades. Both lecture and lab grades will be based on the following scale unless the class average falls below 75 by the end of the semester (very unlikely), in which case there will be a curve such that the class average is at least a middle C for either lecture, lab, or both. A 90-100% B 80-89% C 70-79% D 60-69% F < 60% Attendance: Required . You may have up to 3 unexcused absences from the lecture, which would include any days of special concern. An attendance sheet will be passed around
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2 each day, which you must sign to be marked present (make sure to find the sheet if you arrive late). After 3 unexcused absences your final lecture average will be lowered by 2% for any additional unexcused absences up to a maximum of 10%.
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