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Geol 101 (3 credits) + Geol 101L (1 credit)

Fall 2007
3 lectures per week: MWF 10.30am-11.20am
Ag. Sci. 106


Simon Kattenhorn
Department of Geological Sciences
Office: McClure 303D
Phone: 885-5063


Office Hours: Tuesdays (3.00pm - 4.00pm) and Thursdays (2.30pm - 3.30pm)


Hello, Geol 101 students! Use this website for all the information you need about Physical Geology. On this site, you will be able to find electronic versions of lecture notes and other class material, information about the labs, field trip, and exams, and any important information about the class that you will need to know.

You will also be able to find links to other internet websites about geology so you can do some geosurfing of your own. Plus, I will update GEOLOGY IN THE NEWS regularly so you can see just how important geology is in our everyday lives.

Hidden within these pages are also opportunities for EXTRA CREDIT!! Seriously! So make sure you check this site often to get a chance at those extra points!

My main goal is that you enjoy this class. Please feel free to EMAIL ME any time if you have any questions about the course (or geology in general) that aren't answered on this website.



Course Description

The earth, its composition, structure, and natural processes. Three lec and 2 hrs of lab a wk; one optional 1-day field trip (for extra credit).



Prescribed Course Materials:

Lecture:

Textbook: Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, 9th ed. (Tarbuck and Lutgens). Available in the UI bookstore.

Student Response System: (also known as a "clicker") - you are required to purchase a Turning Point clicker for this course. Part of your grade will be dependent upon you having one.

Labs:

Textbook: Physical Geology Exercises, 2nd ed. (Hinds). Available in the UI bookstore.



Course Materials

Lecture Notes


Course Syllabus

Lecture Outline

Class handouts in electronic format
Includes ALL Exam Answer Keys


Exam Grades

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If you have problems accessing WebCT with this username and password, you may contact the ITS Help Desk (E-mail: helpdesk@uidaho.edu, Phone: 208-885-4357). You can find additional information about WebCT login at http://www.its2.uidaho.edu/webct/student_help.htm.




GEOLOGY IN THE NEWS / BONUS QUIZZES

Geology in the News Articles / Bonus Point Quizzes




THE AMAZING GEORACE! (a geologic adventure)

The GeoRace has been cancelled for the Fall 2007 semester. Sorry.



Field Trip Information

EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY! Optional one-day field trip in October to local geology sites of interest. Be sure to bring a notebook, a pack lunch and come prepared for rainy or cold weather!

You will have a choice of 2 days in which to complete the field trip:

Saturday, October 27th
Sunday, October 28th


Sign-up sheets are now available outside Simon's office (McClure 303D). If you sign up for the field trip, you will be expected to attend.

Vans will leave from the far west end of Kibbie Dome parking lot (the side of the Kibbie Dome facing away from main campus), along Perimeter Drive. This is across the street from the Facilities Building with the blue roof. Vans depart at 9 am SHARP and will return by 3.30 pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.



Lab Information

1 lab per week. Please note that the lab grades are SEPARATE from the course grades. You must sign up for the lab (GEOL 101L) separately from the lecture portion of the course (GEOL 101).

Lab times:

T 8.30am - 10.20am [Sec 50] [CRN 21056] (Mines 212)- TA: Brandon Overstreet (Office: Mines 221; Hours: W 12:20-1:20 pm; Ph. 5-7174)

T 8.30am - 10.20am [Sec 51] [CRN 21057] (Mines 214)- TA: Rohr Cooper (Office: Mines 221; Hours: T 1:00-2:00 pm ; R 2:00-3:00 pm; Ph. 5-7174)

T 11.30am - 1.20pm [Sec 52] [CRN 21059] (Mines 212)- TA: Tom Huebner (Office: Mines 221; Hours: T 2:00-3:00 pm / R 9:30-10:30 am; Ph. 5-7174)

T 11.30am - 1.20pm [Sec 53] [CRN 21060] (Mines 214)- TA: Erin Walker (Office: Mines 221; Hours: W 3:30-4:30 pm / R 12:30-1:30 pm; Ph. 5-7174)

T 2.30pm - 4.20pm [Sec 54] [CRN 21062] (Mines 212)- TA: Theresa Taylor (Office: Mines 221; Hours: W 11:45 am -12:45 pm; Ph. 5-7174)

T 2.30pm - 4.20pm [Sec 55] [CRN 21063] (Mines 217)- TA: Rohr Cooper (Office: Mines 221; Hours: T 1:00-2:00 pm / R 2:00-3:00 pm; Ph. 5-7174)

W 11.30pm - 1.20pm [Sec 56] [CRN 21064] (Mines 212)- TA: Erin Walker (Office: Mines 221; Hours: W 3:30-4:30 pm / R 12:30-1:30 pm; Ph. 5-7174)

W 11.30pm - 1.20pm [Sec 57] [CRN 21065] (Mines 214)- TA: Ryan Russell (Office: Mines 221; Hours: T 12:30-1:30 pm; Ph. 5-7174)

W 1.30pm - 3.20pm [Sec 58] [CRN 21066] (Mines 214)- TA: Erin Walker (Office: Mines 221; Hours: W 3:30-4:30 pm / R 12:30-1:30 pm; Ph. 5-7174)

W 1.30pm - 3.20pm [Sec 59] [CRN 21067] (Mines 212)- TA: Chayan Lahiri (Office: Mines 221; Hours: M 2:30-3:30 pm; Ph. 5-7174)

W 3.30pm - 5.20pm [Sec 60] [CRN 21068] (Mines 212)- TA: Spencer Batt (Office: Mines 221; Hours: TBA; Ph. 5-7174)

W 7.30pm - 9.20pm [Sec 61] [CRN 21069] (Mines 212)- TA: Chayan Lahiri (Office: Mines 221; Hours: M 2:30-3:30 pm; Ph. 5-7174)

R 8.30am - 10.20pm [Sec 62] [CRN 21070] (Mines 212)- TA: Rohr Cooper (Office: Mines 221; Hours: T 1:00-2:00 pm / R 2:00-3:00 pm; Ph. 5-7174)

R 11.30am - 1.20pm [Sec 63] [CRN 21071] (Mines 212)- TA: Tom Huebner (Office: Mines 221; Hours: T 2:00-3:00 pm / R 9:30-10:30 am; Ph. 5-7174)


Help Sessions:

Monday 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Mines 212 or 214): TA: Tom Huebner
Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Mines 212 or 214): TA: Chayan Lahiri



Geology Internet Websites

Simon's Earthquake Webpage

Weekly Updates of Earthquake Activity Worldwide

Weekly Updates of Volcanic Eruptions Worldwide

Glossary of Geologic Terms





Visit Simon's website!