Geol 110: General Geology
: GLY 201L (depending on major)
Aley El-Din El-Shazly
131 Science Building
: 304 – 696 - 6756
M, W, F: 10:00 – 10:50 a.m, Science Building room 276.
W: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., or
You could always send me e-mail, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I also have an
open door policy, if you cannot make it to my office hours, and I'm in my office between 9:00
and 3:00 p.m., it doesn't hurt to check with me; .
.. if I'm free, I'll be more than happy to help you.
I strongly encourage you to come and talk to me if you have any problems with the class, so that
we can solve them early on!
General Course objectives:
To develop (1) an understanding of various geologic processes as
formation of rocks and minerals, deformation, mountain building, landscape formation, .
(2) a brief understanding of the main events that influenced the history of the Earth and its life
forms, and (3) an appreciation for Geology and its impact on society. Labs (GLY 210, if you
signed up) are aimed at developing the necessary skills for identifying common rocks, minerals,
and fossils in hand specimen, interpreting geologic maps and cross sections, and reinforcing
some of the concepts introduced in lecture. In addition, the student should be able to apply that
knowledge to solving everyday problems or to his/her discipline.
Attendance of lectures is expected. I will monitor attendance randomly several
times during the semester. You will also have
, which, along with
attendance and class participation (i.e. how well you interact with me in class), will count for
of your grade!
If you have a legitimate excuse for missing my classes, you should try to let me
know beforehand or as soon as possible!
Once in class, mature behavior is expected. Cell phones
must be turned off, and their use is prohibited in class, tests, and exams. Disruption of class/ lab
activities will not be tolerated.
Makeup policy for missed assignments/ quizzes