WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

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WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
DIVISION OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCES
COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE:
EASC 1401 – EARTH SCIENCE I
CATALOG DESCRIPTION:
The Earth’s materials, constructive and destructive
processes are discussed, including an introduction to plate tectonics. Field trips may be
included as one of the instructional tools.
PREREQUISITE:
TEXTBOOK:
NONE
See approved textbook list.
OUTCOME COMPETENCIES:
Upon completion of the course, the student will:
1.
understand current theories of the origin of the solar system and planetary
differentiation
2.
be able to identify common rocks and minerals
3.
have knowledge of the current state of Plate Tectonics theory
4.
understand major concepts used in study of the history of the earth
5.
have knowledge of surface and subsurface geologic processes
(e.g.,volcanism, earthquakes)
6.
be able to relate these processes to a plate tectonics reference frame
DISCRIMINATION POLICY:
It is university policy that no otherwise qualifed
disabled person
be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to
discrimination under any
educational program or activity in the University.
ATTENDANCE:
The university expects students to make class attendance a priority.
(Place
additional attendance requirements here.)
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Students will be evaluated by examinations, quizzes
and lab
activities as described in this syllabus under the heading “Evaluation”.
EVALUATION:
University Grading System:
A
=
90 – 100
B
=
80 - 89
C
=
70 - 79
D
=
60 - 69
F
=
BELOW 60
The final class grade will be based on the average of grades that are earned as listed
below.
(Place test/quiz/lab grade values used and schedule here.)
COURSE OUTLINE:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
(Actual dates and book chapters may be included)
SUBJECT
Introduction
Geologic concepts
Matter and Minerals
Ingeous rock and processes
Sedimentary rocks
Sedimentary environments & Metamorphic rocks
Crustal deformation
Weathering and mass wasting
Geologic Time
Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior
Mountain Building and Sea Floor
Plate Tectonics
Running Water and Groundwater
Glaciers / Deserts
Energy and Mineral Resources
This outline and other syllabus items are subject to change at university or instructor
discretion.
rev. 11/04
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