Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: GEOL-1104- Section: 71
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|Description||This laboratory-based course accompanies GEOL 1304, Historical Geology. Laboratory
activities will introduce methods used by scientists to interpret the history of life and major events in the physical development of Earth from rocks and fossils.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
Classify and interpret depositional environments using sedimentary rocks and fossils.
Taxonomically classify samples of geologically important fossil groups and use them to interpret the age of
rocks on the Geologic Time Scale.
Apply relative and numerical age-dating techniques to construct geologic histories including the correlation of
Reconstruct past continental configurations.
Integrate multiple types of data to interpret Earth history.
* Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
Ritter and Petersen, ISBN 9781478611455 Interpreting Earth History 8th edition (E-version is NOT recommended)
Class Schedule: (With due dates) All labs and quizzes are due by end of day Sundays.
Week and date
Lab Due Dates
Bad Laura - no class
Bad Laura - no class
Chapters 3, 4 Sedimentary rocks and Depositional Environments
Continue lab 1
Lab 1 worksheet due Sept 20
Chapters 1, 2 Relative Dating and Radiometric Dating
Continue lab 2
Lab 2 worksheet due Oct 4
Lab Quiz 1 due Oct 4
Chapters 8, 9 Fossils, and Evidence of Evolution
Continue Lab 3
Lab 3 worksheet due Oct 18
Lab Quiz 2 due Oct 18
Chapters 5, 6 Stratigraphy and Physical Correlation
Continue Lab 4
Lab 4 due Nov 1
Lab Quiz 3 due Nov 1
Chapters 11, 13, 14 Plate Tectonics, Geologic Maps, and Canadian Shield
Continue Lab 6
Lab 6 due Nov 15
Lab Quiz 4 due Nov 15
Lab Quiz 6 due Nov 29
|Final Exam Date||December 6, 2020 - 8:00 AM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Lab worksheets 50%; Quizzes 50%|
|Instructor Policies||All work must be your own work, including answering of questions and any drawing you must do.|
|Attendance Policy||Class attendance will be met by submitting timely labs and quizzes.|
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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You should have a computer with Windows 8 or more recent.
You should have MS Office, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
If you do not have Office already, you can down load a free version called OpenOffice available at https://www.openoffice.org/download/ (If you use this, you should save your documents as .docx files)
You should have a printer with scanner OR phone with camera for the purpose of making a digital image of some lab work
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|