Raritan Valley Community College GEOL 157 Introduction to Geology

Dr. Gregory C. Herman  (gregory.herman@raritanval.edu)        Grading Policy (57 KB)             Grades          Rev. 02/20/2018  

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 ISBN-10:0-495-01148-7
Required reading:  In Suspect Terrain (IST) by John McPhee (1982)  ISBN-13: 978-0374517946 or ISBN-10: 0374517940

Spring 2018 Friday Lectures in Room SC-153   10:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
                            Friday Labs in Room SC-219    8:00-9:50 a.m.  or  1:30-3:20 p.m.
   
Chapter(s) or pages Click the icon for the PDF version of  the PowerPoint Presentation (*.ppt) or Slide Show (*.pps)
Fridays MWH TLT IST Syllabus   (78 KB)               Ward's Igneous Rocks Specimen Key        Periodic table
Date 6th ed. 12th ed.   Lectures   Labs    PDF Manual for Labs 2, 3, 5, 6, and 9 (11.9 MB)

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1 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 3-20 L2 Elements_minerals.ppt (18.0MB) (7.4MB)
Earths_interior_gravity_magnetism.pdf (2.5 MB)

LAB 2 Minerals (4.4 MB)   Spectroscopy.ppt (6.1MB) (3.4 MB)
REE_questions.ppt (67 KB) (33 KB) 

2/9 2,4 4,5 20-43 L3 Igneous_rocks.pdf  (9.6 MB)
Volcanic_rocks.pdf (9.6MB)   REE-2.pdf (1.5 MB)
LAB 3 Igneous and Volcanic Rocks (3.0 MB)  

2/16

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2 43-60 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 1 review.pdf (17.1 MB) No Lab

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6, 15 61-81 L5 Weathering, erosion.pdf (8.3 MB),
Sediment_and_Sedimentary_rocks.pdf  (7.8 MB)

LAB 5 Sediment and Sedimentary Rocks  (638 KB)

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8,9 8,9, 22 82-105

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

LAB 6 Metamorphic Rocks (1.6 MB)
Geological Society of America Time scale (487 KB)

3/16       SPRING BREAK  

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106-121

L7 Earthquakes seismic_waves.pps (37.3MB) (2.5 MB)
 
Glaciers.pdf (9.9 MB) and Climate cycles and_change.pdf  (638 KB)

LAB 7 GE_NJ-NY_earthquakes.kmz (479 KB)
Pa-NJ-NY_Glacial_Moraines.kmz (526 KB)
Continental Geology by Era

3/30   EXAM 2   Exam 2_topics.pdf (46 KB)  No Lab

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10, 14 121-143 L8 Continental_structures_mountains_basins .pdf  (15.8 MB)
Mid-Atlantic_Geology.pdf  (13.8 MB)

LAB 8 Rock_structures (2.7 MB)

4/13 9:45 am - 2:15 pm FIELD TRIP to the Flemington Fault and Public Library    Click here for a PDF file of the destination.

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143-160

L9 Ocean_seafloor, continental_margins.pdf, (7.6 MB)
Shores_and_Beaches.pdf (6.5 MB)

LAB 9 Remote sensing and fossil fuels
Switch DVD Link for homework.

4/27

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16, 17 161-185

L10 Surface Water.pdf  (9.4 MB) and Groundwater.pdf  (6.4 MB)    *

LAB 10 Two groundwater_pollution_cases.pdf  (3.8 MB)

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18 19 185-209 L11 Desert_Winds.pdf (6.5 MB) and Impact_Tectonics.pdf (15.4 MB) LAB 11 Desert_Dunes.kmz (606 KB)
Impact Tectonics.kmz   Dynamic_Earth
5/11 9:30 am -11:30 am
FINAL EXAM   Final exam topics.pdf (329 KB) Term Paper Guidlelines.pdf  (54 KB) due before the final exam