Fall 2020 RVCC GEOL-157 Introduction to Geology    10/14/2020
Dr. Gregory C. Herman  (gregory.herman@raritanval.edu)

Lecture in The Conference Center, Grand Conference Room (B-C) Monday and Wednesday 8:30 - 9:50 am (Attendance is encouraged)
Labs in Science Building Monday or Wednesday SC-219 from 10:00 - 11:50 am  (mandatory attendance)
Please only attend those LAB sessions assigned to you! (see list at bottom). 


Open-educational textbook resource (OER) by Salt Lake Community College (accessed 5/4/2019VCC GEOL-157). 
Optional textbook:   Monroe, Wicander, and Hazlett (2007) Physical Geology; Exploring the Earth, 6th edition

Laboratory manual ( 10.1 MB)    *    Syllabus     *    Grades   *     Geological Society of America Time scale

  READ Conference Center 
Grand Conference Room  8:30 - 9:50 am
Science Building
Laboratory SC-219  10:00 - 11:50 am
Date OER LECTURES LABS
9/2 W 1 , 8 Introduction & Cosmology LAB 1 Time-Life-Man.jpg  take-home, one-page essay.
9/7 M - LABOR DAY - NO LECTURE  TAKE-HOME LAB NO LAB
9/9 W 3 L2 Element and Minerals   Spectroscopy W1 LAB 2 Minerals, spectroscopy, Igneous rocks 
9/14 M - L3 Earths structure and magnetism M1 LAB 2 Take-Home REE questions
9/16 W 4 L4 Igneous Rocks * Volcanic rocks W2 LAB 2
9/21 M 2 L5 Plate Tectonics M2 LAB 2
9/23 W CANVAS EXAM 1   Topics NO LAB
9/28 M - L6 Geography, geology, and Google Earth M1 LAB 3 Google Earth 1 In-lab tutorial
9/30 W 5, 10 L7 Weathering & erosion W1 LAB 3 NJ Physiographic Image
10/5 M 5 L8 Sediment and sedimentary rocks M2 LAB3  2020 GCH Peruvian Nasca Lines.kmz
10/7 W 6 L9 Metamorphic rocks and processes W2 LAB 3
10/12 M 9 L10 Earthquakes and seismic waves Make-up LAB
10/14 W CANVAS EXAM 2  Topics Google Earth take-home assignment 1 PDF  KMZ file
10/19 M 14 L11 Geologic time concepts and principles        M1 LAB4 Sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
10/21W 15 L12 Glaciers, climate cycles and change W1 LAB4 Metamorphic Rocks key points
10/26 M 15 L13 Oceans and seafloors M2 LAB4
10/28W 12 L14 Shores and beaches W2 LAB4
11/2 M 9 L15 Continental structures MAKE-UP LAB ONLY
11/4 W   CANVAS EXAM 3 Topics NO LAB
11/9 M - L16 Eastern USA geology M1 LAB5 Primary and secondary structures
11/11 W - W RVCC Geology Hike 1 W1 LAB5 Virtual Appalachian Rock Structures PDF
11/16 M - M RVCC Geology Hike 2 M2 LAB5 RVCC GE Geology PDF document
11/18 W - Google Earth instructional W2 LAB5 RVCC GE Geology KMZ
11/23 M - Google Earth instructional NO LAB
11/25 W   THANKSGIVING BREAK NO LAB
11/30 M 11 L17 Surface Water Switch Movie stream at home
12/2 W 11 L18 Ground Water W1 LAB6 Groundwater pollution and hydrogeology
12/7 M 13 L19 Deserts M1 LAB6
12/9 W - L20 Impact Tectonics W2 LAB6
12/14 M - L21 Fossil fuels and LiDAR M2 LAB6
12/16 W   CANVAS FINAL EXAM Topics TERM PAPER DUE

COLOR KEY:
Optional attendance lectures
Mandatory attendance for labs and field trip
Remote on-line Canvas exam or GE exercise 
No class or lab

 

  Session Student Name Session Student Name
 M1 Albrecht, Erik W1 Alden, Sophia 
  M1 Barnaby, Daniella W1 Benic, Mara
  M1 Bartnett, Matthew W1 Lee, Susan
  M1 Bogantes Salas, Daniela W1 Cordero, Jose
  M1 Burke, Michelle W1 Costello, Brian
M1 Carey, Matthew W1 Depekary, Liam
  M1 Coleman, Madison W1 Guaman Cando, Richard
  M1 Degisi, David W1 Hardy, James
  M1 Kruashvili, Pavle W1 Higgins, Shannen
         
  M2 Biondi, Joseph W2 Peluso, John
  M2 Goel, Seema W2 Perna, Rosemarie
  M2 Hughes, Laura W2 Ploskonka, Adam
  M2 Lapadula, Matthew W2 Poggi, Jeffrey
  M2 Logan, Samantha W2 Sabol, Hailey
  M2 Montera, Alyssa W2 Shaffer, Michael
  M2 Montera, Alyssa W2 Simoncelli, Dylan
  M2 Roth, Matthew  W2 Varela Reyes, Alex
  M2 Seals, Ryan W2 Williams, Daryl
   

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