Raritan Valley Community College GEOL 157 Introduction to Geology

Dr. Gregory C. Herman  (gherman@raritanval.edu)            Grading Policy (57 KB)                Grades          Rev. 01/12/2018  

Textbook(s)     TLT: Tarbuck, Lutgens and Tasa (2017), An Introduction to Physical Geology 12th edition, Pearson Publishing, ISBN-10: 0-134-07425-4   or
                           MWH: Monroe, Wicander, and Hazlett (2007) Physical Geology; Exploring the Earth, 6th edition ISDN-10:0-495-01148-7

Spring 2018Friday Lectures 10:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
, Labs 8:00-9:50 a.m. and 1:30-3:20 p.m.
   
Chapter(s) Click the icon for the PDF version of  the PowerPoint Presentation (*.ppt) or Slide Show (*.pps)
Fridays MWH TLT Syllabus   (78 KB)
Date 6th ed. 12th ed. Lectures   Labs    Lab Manual  PowerPoint (20.4 MB)  PDF (7.3 MB)

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1 L1 Introduction.pdf  (7.9 MB) and
Cosmology.pps
(20.3 MB) (9.9 MB)
LAB 1 Time-life-man.jpg (212KB) (take-home, one-page, essay)

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3,12 L2 Elements_minerals.ppt (18.0MB) (7.4MB)
Earths_interior_gravity_magnetism.pdf (2.5 MB)

LAB 2 Minerals  Spectroscopy.ppt (6.1MB) (3.4 MB)
REE_questions.ppt (67 KB) (33 KB) 

2/9 2,4 4,5 L3 Igneous_rocks.pdf  (9.6 MB)
Volcanic_rocks.pdf (9.6MB)   REE-2.pdf (1.5 MB)
LAB 3 Igneous and Volcanic Rocks.pdf (1.2 MB)  

2/16

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2 L4 Plate_tectonics.pps (19.9 MB) (9.4 MB) 
TopoGEo.pdf (7.8 MB)   

LAB 4 Google_Earth.kmz (3.9 MB)
ETOPO1_Earth_shaded_relief 
2014_TCNJ_Nazca_Lines.kmz (2.4 MB)

2/23 EXAM 1     Exam 1review.pdf (17.1 MB) No Lab

3/2

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6, 15 L5 Weathering, erosion.pdf (8.3 MB),
Sediment_and_Sedimentary_rocks.pdf  (7.8 MB)

LAB 5 Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks  

3/9

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L6 Metamorphism and Metmorphic rocks.pdf  (10.2 MB) 
Geologic_time_concepts_principles.pdf
 (7.9 MB) 

LAB 6 Metamorphic Rocks
Geological Society of America Time scale (487 KB)

3/16     SPRING BREAK  

3/23

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L7 Earthquakes seismic_waves.pps (37.3MB) (2.5 MB)

LAB 7 GE_NJ-NY_earthquakes.kmz (479 KB)
Dynamic_Earth   Continental Geology by Era

3/24     Field Trip to the Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, NJ Zinc with Willemite
3/30 17 18, 21 L8 Glaciers.pdf (9.9 MB) and Climate cycles and_change.pdf  (638 KB) LAB 8 Pa-NJ-NY_Glacial_Moraines.kmz (526 KB)
4/6 EXAM 2   Exam 2_topics.pdf (46 KB)  No Lab

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10, 14 L9 Continental_structures_mountains_basins .pdf  (15.8 MB)
Mid-Atlantic_Geology.pdf  (13.8 MB)

LAB 9 Rock_structures.pdf (2.8 MB)

4/20

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L10 Ocean_seafloor, continental_margins.pdf, (7.6 MB)
Shores_and_Beaches.pdf (6.5 MB)

LAB 10 Remote sensing and fossil fuels
Switch DVD Link for homework.

4/27

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L11 Surface Water.pdf  (9.4 MB) and Groundwater.pdf  (6.4 MB)    *

LAB 11 Two groundwater_pollution_cases.pdf  (3.8 MB)

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18 19 L12 Desert_Winds.pdf (6.5 MB) and Impact_Tectonics.pdf (15.4 MB) LAB 12 Desert_Dunes.kmz (606 KB)
Impact Tectonics.kmz
5/11
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  FINAL EXAM   Final exam topics.pdf (329 KB) Term_Paper.pdf  (64 KB) due before the final exam