GEOLOGY B10 L MICHAEL OLDERSHAW EVENING LABORATORY GRADING CRITERIA LAB EXERCISES - FROM 10 TO 50 POINTS DEPENDING ON THE LAB (TOTAL: APPROXIMATELY 300 POINTS) Each lab will cover a specific topic. Scientific Units/Scientific Method/Topographic Maps Minerals Relative Dating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks Structural Geology and Geologic Maps Streams Shorelines Glacial and Desert Processes Labs turned in after the due date will be graded down by 1/2. Labs will not be accepted two or more weeks late. QUIZZES AND EXAMS - FROM 5 TO 50 POINTS EACH (TOTAL: Approximately 300 POINTS) Each exam will cover a specific subject. Relative Dating Quiz/Scientific Method Topographic Map Quiz Minerals Exam Plate Tectonics quiz Igneous Rocks Exam Sedimentary-Metamorphic Rocks Exam Structure Quiz Streams Quiz Deserts/Glacier Quiz Shorelines Quiz MANDATORY FINAL EXAM 200 POINTS The Final will be COMPREHENSIVE. EXTRA CREDIT – LAB TERM DEFINITIONS (due at beginning of each class), LAB-SPECIFIC EXERCISES, EQ KIT TOTAL - APPROXIMATELY 800 POINTS, EXCLUSIVE OF BONUS POINTS. Your grade will be based on your percentage of the total points and, if necessary, will be compared to a class curve. ATTENDANCE Roll will be taken at each class meeting. Adds and Drops are your responsibility. Students with disabilities who believe they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact Disabled Student Programs & Services located at Student Services Building, 1st Floor, Counseling Center (661-395-4334), as soon as possible to better ensure such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. Make up quizzes and tests can be taken by prior arrangement only. Make up tests and quizzes will only be given for what I judge to be valid reasons. Because my intent is to encourage regular attendance, relatively few "valid" reasons for missing a class will be allowed, and it is your responsibility to make these arrangements. If you anticipate an absence please let me know ahead of time. "OFFICE" HOURS The best way to contact me is via email at email@example.com. I generally will be available evenings from 7:00-9:00 P.M. at 871-9578, or by appointment. WEBSITE Please refer to my BC website http://www2.bakersfieldcollege.edu/moldershaw for current grades, field trip information, and a class schedule. BOOK Bursztyn, Natalie, 2009, Physical Geology Laboratory Manual: Kendall/Hunt, Dubuque. GEOLOGY B10 L MICHAEL OLDERSHAW EVENING LABORATORY – CLASS ASSIGNMENT ORDER Topics Introduced Scientific Method/Units Labs Due Scientific Method/Units Tests/Quizzes Scientific Method Quiz Topographic Maps Topographic Maps Topo Map Quiz Mineralogy Mineral ID Mineral Test Relative Dating Relative Dating Relative Dating Quiz Plate Tect./EQ./Volcanoes PT/EQ/Volcano PT/EQ/Volcano Quiz Igneous Rocks Igneous Rocks Igneous Rock Test Sedimentary/Metamorphic Rocks Sed./Met. Rocks Sed./Met. Test Structural Geology/Maps Structure Geology/Maps Structure/Maps Quiz Streams Streams Streams Quiz Shorelines Shorelines Shorelines Quiz Glaciers/Deserts Glaciers/Deserts Glaciers/Deserts Quiz Final Meeting Nothing Accepted Final Examination Class Student Learning Outcomes Recognizing that this laboratory class is designed to work in conjunction with a lecture course, as a result of completing this and the lecture course, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of many geological principles and concepts. The following represent the principle learning outcomes for this course: 1. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of fundamental concepts, principles and interactions of Earth's systems applicable to the geological sciences. 2. Be able to apply a fundamental understanding of the processes that shape the Earth and be able to explain how landforms change over time. 3. Be able to identify the interactions between different Earth systems, with the ability to explain the potential results of those interactions. 4. Understand the rock cycle and be able to identify and describe the basic properties of rocks and minerals. 5. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of Earth's hydrologic cycle, weathering systems, and tectonics. 6. Understand how geological environments are formed, changed and eroded through geological time.