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|Outline of Topics||Course Goals and Requirements|
Evaluation and Grading
OUTLINE OF TOPICS AND READINGS
outline may be adjusted daily as the semester proceeds.
Please check back frequently for updates.
* Reading assignments listed here are for the Tarbuck and Lutgens textbook unless otherwise noted.
Reading assignments should be completed before coming to class on the day listed.
* To see a list of each day's learning objectives, click the date. Links will be added as the semester progresses.
|JAN 8 Introduction to the study of Earth Science. Read: Preface, p. 1-5.||JAN
10 Large-scale patterns in Earth's surface. Read: Chapter 8.
|JAN 15 Martin Luther
King, Jr. Day; no class
17 Plate tectonics. Read:
|JAN 22 Plate tectonics. Read: Chapter 8.||JAN 24 Minerals. Read: Chapter 2.|
|JAN 29 Minerals, continued. Read: Chapter 2.||JAN 31 Exam #1. Get the review sheet here!|
|FEB 5 Minerals, contd. Sedimentary Minerals and Rocks. Read: Chapter 3.||FEB 7 Sedimentary Minerals and Rocks, contd. Read: Chapter 3.|
|FEB 12 Lincoln's Birthday; no class.||FEB
14 Igneous Minerals and Rocks. Read:
Chapters 3 and 9.
|FEB 19 Igneous Minerals and Rocks, contd. Volcanoes. Read: Chapter 9.||FEB 21 Igneous Rocks, contd. Volcanoes, contd. Read: Chapter 9.|
|FEB 26 Metamorphic Rocks. Read: Chapter 9. The Rock Cycle.||FEB 28 Exam #2. Get the review sheet here!|
5 Maps. Read: p. 684-5. Earthquakes.
Read: Chapter 7.
7 Earthquakes. Read:
12 Earthquakes and tsunamis. Read: Chapter 7.
||MAR 14 Earthquakes and Plate Boundaries. Read: Chapter 7.|
|MAR 19 SPRING BREAK; no class.||MAR 21 SPRING BREAK; no class.|
|MAR 26 Wrap up earthquake map exercise; Campus Field Trip.||MAR 28 Topographic maps.|
2 Topographic Maps, continued.
||APR 4 Exam #3. Get the review sheet here!|
|APR 9 The Hydrologic Cycle. Read: Chapter 5.||APR 11
and hydrographs. Read: Chapter 5.
|APR 16 Streams and hydrographs, contd. Read: Chapter 5.||APR 18 What do hydrographs tell us about watersheds?|
|APR 23 Ground water: using the ground water "sand tank" model. Read: Chapter 5.||APR 25 Ground water: determining ground water flow directions.|
|APR 30 Weather and forecasting. Read: Chapters 17-18.||Thursday,
MAY 3, 2:00-3:50 pm.
Note the unusual day! Exam #4.
Please check right away to see if this
with any other of your scheduled exams, and contact me before Jan
17 if you find a conflict.
Get the review sheet here!
Department of Earth Science | Northeastern Illinois University
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updated April 30, 2007.