Spring 2020  RVCC GEOL-157 Introduction to Geology  
Monday and Wednesday lectures in Room SC100; 8:30 - 9:50 am
Monday or Wednesday labs in Science Building SC220; 10:00 - 11:50 am
Dr. Gregory C. Herman  (gregory.herman@raritanval.edu)           Syllabus                   Grades                  Mar. 14, 2020
Open-educational textbook resource (OER) by Salt Lake Community College (accessed 5/4/2019).
Optional textbook:     Monroe, Wicander, and Hazlett (2007) Physical Geology; Exploring the Earth, 6th edition

RVCC GEOL-157 Laboratory manual                                                    Geological Society of America Time scale
Click the icon for the PDF version of  the PowerPoint Presentation (*.ppt) or Slide Show (*.pps)
Date OER LINK Lectures   Labs

1/22 W
1/27 M

1,8
3

L1_Introduction   Cosmology
L2_Elements_minerals.ppt

LAB1_Time-life-man.jpg (take-home, 1-page, essay)
LAB 2_Spectroscopy.ppt

1/29 W
2/3 M

-
-

L3 Earths_interior_gravity_magnetism
No Lecture and lab (off)

LAB 2_REE_questions.ppt

2/5 W
2/10 M

4
2
L4_Igneous_rocks   Volcanic_rocks
L5 Plate_tectonics.pps L5_REE-2

LAB 3 Igneous Rocks

2/12 W
2/17 M

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5,10
L6_TopoGEo
L7 Weathering_and_erosion
LAB 4_Google_Earth_1.kmz
2014_TCNJ_Nazca_Lines.kmz
2/19 W - EXAM 1   Exam 1 Topics No Lab

2/24 M
2/26 W

5
6
L8_Sediment_and_Sedimentary_rocks
L9_Metamorphic_rocks and_processes
LAB 5_Sedimentary_and Metamorphic rocks
3/2 M
3/4 W
9 D
7
L10_Earthquakes seismic_waves.pps 
L11_Geologic_time_concepts_principles
LAB 6 GE Pa-NJ-NY Earthquakes.kmz
Dynamic_Earth   New Jersey Shaded Relief Map
  M 3/9 to W 3/18 EXTENDED SPRING BREAK
3/23 M

3/25 W
-
14
15
QUIZ 1 L8 to L11 & LABS 5-6 
L12_Glaciers.pdf  Climate cycles and_change
L13_Oceans_seafloor_continental_margins

PDF Guidance document (beginning on pages 10-11)
TOPO1_Earth_shaded_relief  

LAB 7_Pa-NJ-NY_Glacial_Moraines.kmz
LAB7 MSTM* Instructional Video

3/30 M
4/1 W

12
-

8:30 am MSTM L14_Shores_and_Beaches
QUIZ 2  
(8:30 am - 8:30 pm) L12 to 14, LAB 7 & Switch

Switch Documentary Video watch at home
Quiz 2 study guide.pdf

4/6 M
4/8 W

9

8:30 am MSTM L15_Continental_mountains_basins
8:30 am MSTM L16_East USA Geology 
LAB 8_Rock_structures  
Rock joints in the Newark Basin (pdf).
4/13 M
4/15 W
11
-

8:30 am MSTM LAB 8 and L18   L17_Surface_Water
QUIZ 3  (8:30 am - 8:30 pm) L15 to L18 and LAB 8   

L18_RVCC Campus geology
QUIZ 3 Study Guide  

4/20 M
4/22 W
11
13
8:30 am MSTM   L19_Groundwater
8:30 am MSTM LAB 9   L20_Desert_Winds
LAB 9_Two groundwater_pollution_cases  video video 2

4/27 M
4/29 W

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8:30 am MSTM   L21_Impact_Tectonics
8:30 am MSTM LAB10  L22_Remote_Sensing_Fossil_Fuels

LAB 10_Desert_Dunes.kmz
LAB 10_Impact Tectonics.kmz

5/6 W FINAL EXAM  Exam 3 Topics Term_Paper  due before the final exam

*MSTM - Micrsoft Team Meeting                                 Fall19 * Summer19 * Spring19 * Fall18 * Spring18