Spring 2019  RVCC GEOL-157 Introduction to Geology  
Wednesdays and Fridays, Lecture in Room W114, West Building (Basement) from 11:30 - 12:50 am.
Labs in Science Building SC219 from 1:00 - 2:50 pm.
Dr. Gregory C. Herman  (gregory.herman@raritanval.edu)                Syllabus                     Grades                  Dec. 13, 2018
Textbook:    Monroe, Wicander, and Hazlett (2007) Physical Geology; Exploring the Earth, 6th edition ISDN-10:0-495-01148-7
Geological Society of America Time scale (487 KB)  PDF Manual for Labs 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9 (11.9 MB)
Chapters Click the icon for the PDF version of  the PowerPoint Presentation (*.ppt) or Slide Show (*.pps)
Date Chapter Lectures   Labs

1/23 W
1/25 F

1
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)

1/30 W
2/1 F

11
2, 4

L3 Earths_interior_gravity_magnetism.pdf (2.5 MB)
L4_Igneous_rocks.pdf  (9.6 MB) L4_Volcanic_rocks.pdf (9.6MB)

LAB 2_REE_questions.ppt (67 KB) (33 KB)
LAB 3 Igneous Rocks.pdf (1.2 MB)

2/6 W
2/8 F

5
-
L5 Plate_tectonics.pps (19.9 MB) (9.4 MB)  L5_REE-2.pdf (1.5 MB)
 
L6_TopoGEo.pdf (7.8 MB)   ETOPO1_Earth_shaded_relief

LAB 3 continued
LAB 4_Google_Earth_1.kmz
(3.9 MB)

2/13 W
2/15 F

6 & 14
-

L7 Weathering_and_erosion.pdf (8.3 MB) 
EXAM 1   Exam 1 Topics.pdf  (46 KB)

LAB 4 continued   2016 Peru Nazca Lines.kmz (13.0 MB)
No Lab

2/20 W
2/22 F

-
7
No Lecture and lab (off)
L8_Sediment_and_Sedimentary_rocks.pdf  (7.8 MB)
No Lab
LAB 5_Sedimentary_and Metamorphic rocks.pdf  (2.1 MB)
2/27 W
3/1 F
8
10
L9_Metamorphic_rocks and_processes.pdf  (10.2 MB) 
L10_Earthquakes seismic_waves.pps (37.3MB) (2.5 MB)
LAB 5 (continued)
LAB 6 GE New Jersey - New York Earthquakes.kmz (490KB)
3/6 W
3/8 F
9

L11_Geologic_time_concepts_principles.pdf  (7.9 MB) 
No Lecture and lab (off)
 LAB 6 (continued) New Jersey Shaded Relief Map (2 MB)
No Lab Dynamic_Earth  
3/13 W
3/15 F
-
-

SPRING BREAK - No lectures or labs

No Labs

3/20 W
3/22 F
17
12
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)

3/27 W
3/29 F

19
-

L14_Shores_and_Beaches.pdf (6.5 MB)
EXAM 2   
Exam 2_Topics.pdf
  (46 KB)

Make-up Lab (otherwise no lab)
No Lab

4/3 W
4/5 F

13
-
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)
4/10 W
4/12 F
-
-

Field Trip preview and Local Archeology
Flemington Field Trip (11:30-3:00 PM)

No Lab
Field Trip

4/17 W
4/19 F
-
15
No Lecture and lab (off)
L17_Surface_Water.pdf  (9.4 MB)
 LAB 9_Two groundwater_pollution_cases.pdf  (3.8 MB)

4/24 W
4/26 F

16
18

L18_Groundwater.pdf  (6.4 MB)
L19_Desert_Winds.pdf (6.5 MB)

LAB 9 (continued)
No Lab
  Switch Movie homework

5/1 W
5/3 F

-

L20_Impact_Tectonics.pdf (15.4 MB)
L21_Remote_Sensing_Fossil_Fuels.pdf (10.5 MB)

LAB 10_Desert_Dunes.kmz (606 KB)
LAB 10_Impact Tectonics.kmz
5/?? W 9:30 am FINAL EXAM Exam 3 Topics.pdf (30 MB) Term_Paper.pdf  (64 KB) due before the final exam