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                  Jan.. 16, 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 ( 10.1 MB)  Geological Society of America Time scale (487 KB)
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.pdf (6.7 MB) L1 Cosmology.pps (20.3 MB) (9.9 MB)
L2_Elements_minerals.ppt (18.0MB) (7.4 MB)

LAB1_Time-life-man.jpg (212KB) (take-home, one-page, essay)
LAB 2_Spectroscopy.ppt (6.1MB) (3.4 MB)

1/29 W
2/3 M

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L3 Earths_interior_gravity_magnetism.pdf (2.5 MB)
No Lecture and lab (off)

LAB 2_REE_questions.ppt (67 KB) (33 KB)

2/5 W
2/10 M

4
2
L4_Igneous_rocks.pdf  (9.6 MB) L4_Volcanic_rocks.pdf (9.6MB)
L5 Plate_tectonics.pps (19.9 MB) (9.4 MB)  L5_REE-2.pdf (1.5 MB)

LAB 3 Igneous Rocks.pdf (1.2 MB)

2/12 W
2/17 M

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5, 10
L6_TopoGEo.pdf (7.8 MB)    LAB 4 TOPO1_Earth_shaded_relief
L7 Weathering_and_erosion.pdf (8.3 MB) 
LAB 4_Google_Earth_1.kmz (3.9 MB)
2014_TCNJ_Nazca_Lines.kmz
(2.4 MB)
2/19 W - EXAM 1   Exam 1 Topics.pdf  (46 KB) No Lab

2/24 M
2/26 W

5
6
L8_Sediment_and_Sedimentary_rocks.pdf  (7.8 MB)
L9_Metamorphic_rocks and_processes.pdf  (10.2 MB) 
LAB 5_Sedimentary_and Metamorphic rocks.pdf  (2.1 MB)
3/2 M
3/4 W
9
7
L10_Earthquakes seismic_waves.pps (37.3MB) (2.5 MB)
L11_Geologic_time_concepts_principles.pdf  (7.9 MB
LAB 6 GE New Jersey - New York Earthquakes.kmz (490KB)
Dynamic_Earth   New Jersey Shaded Relief Map (2 MB)
3/9 M
3/11 W
  SPRING BREAK
3/16 M
3/18 W
14
15
L12_Glaciers.pdf (9.9 MB) Climate cycles and_change.pdf  (638 KB)
L13_Oceans_seafloor_continental_margins.pdf (7.6 MB)
LAB 7_Pa-NJ-NY_Glacial_Moraines.kmz (526 KB)
ETOPO 1.KMZ
3/23 M
3/25 W
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L14_Shores_and_Beaches.pdf (6.5 MB)
EXAM 2   
Exam 2_Topics.pdf
  (46 KB)

Make-up LAB
No Lab

3/30 M
4/1 W

9
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L15_Continental_structures_mountains_basins .pdf  (15.8 MB)
L16_East USA Geology.pdf  (13.8 MB)

LAB 8_Rock_structures.pdf  (2.8 MB)

4/6 M
4/8 W

11
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L17_Surface_Water.pdf  (9.4 MB)
No Lecture and lab (off)
No Lab
Take-home LAB  Switch Movie

4/13 M
4/15 W
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L18_RVCC Campus geology and Local GeoArcheology
RVCC Campus Hike (8:30-11:00 am)

Field Trip

4/20 M
4/22 W
11
13
L19_Groundwater.pdf  (6.4 MB)
L20_Desert_Winds.pdf (6.5 MB)
LAB 9_Two groundwater_pollution_cases.pdf  (3.8 MB)

4/27 M
4/29 W

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L21_Impact_Tectonics.pdf (15.4 MB)
L22_Remote_Sensing_Fossil_Fuels.pdf (10.5 MB)

No Lab LAB 10_Desert_Dunes.kmz (606 KB)
LAB 10_Impact Tectonics.kmz

5/6 W 9:30 am FINAL EXAM Exam 3 Topics.pdf (30 MB) Term_Paper.pdf  (64 KB) due before the final exam

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