Fall 2017  TCNJ Physics 120-A Introduction to Geology  
Tuesdays and Fridays, Lectures 9:30-10:50 am; Labs 11:30 am-1:20 pm

Dr. Gregory C. Herman  (hermang@tcnj.edu)       Grading Policy (57 KB)            Grades                                           08/31/2017

Textbook:    Monroe, Wicander, and Hazlett (2007) Physical Geology; Exploring the Earth, 6th edition ISDN-10:0-495-01148-7 or
                     Monroe and Wicander (2015 or 2012) The Changing Earth; Explorng Geology and Evolution, 7th edition  ISDN-10: 1-285-73341-X
TCNJ PHY-120A Lab Manual *.pptx (28.8 MB) *.pdf (10.1 MB)  Geological Society of America Time scale (487 KB)
Chapters Click the icon for the PDF version of  the PowerPoint Presentation (*.ppt) or Slide Show (*.pps)
Date 6th ed. 7th. ed. Lectures   Labs

8/29 T
9/1 F

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3
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3

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)
No Lab

9/5 T
9/8 F

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11

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9.11-9.16

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

No Lab
LAB 2_Spectroscopy.ppt (6.1MB) (3.4 MB)

9/12 T
9/15 F

2, 4
5
2, 4
5
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 2_REE_questions.ppt (67 KB) (33 KB)
LAB 3 Igneous Rocks.pdf (1.2 MB) 

9/19 T
9/22 F

6 & 14
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6 & 11
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L7 Weathering_and_erosion.pdf (8.3 MB) 
L6_TopoGEo.pdf (7.8 MB)    LAB 4 TOPO1_Earth_shaded_relief

LAB 3
LAB 4_Google_Earth_1.kmz (3.9 MB)

9/26 T
9/29 F

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No Lecture (LAB 4 Only 9:30 am - 10:20 am)  
 EXAM 1     
Exam1 review.pdf  (46 KB)
2014_TCNJ_Nazca_Lines.kmz (2.4 MB)
No Lab

10/3 T
10/6 F
7
8
7
8
L9_Sediment_and_Sedimentary_rocks.pdf  (7.8 MB)
L10_Metamorphic_rocks and_processes.pdf  (10.2 MB) 
LAB 5_Sedimentary_rocks.pdf  (2.1 MB)
LAB 5_Metamorphic_rocks.pdf (1.1MB)
10/10 T
10/13 F
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10
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9
MID-SEMESTER BREAK
L11_Earthquakes seismic_waves.pps (37.3MB) (2.5 MB)
No Labs

10/17 T
10/20 F

9
17
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14

L12_Geologic_time_concepts_principles.pdf  (7.9 MB) 
L13_Glaciers.pdf (9.9 MB) Climate cycles and_change.pdf  (638 KB)

LAB 6 GE New Jersey - New York Earthquakes.kmz (490KB)
Dynamic_Earth   New Jersey Shaded Relief Map (2 MB)

10/24 T
10/27 F
12
19
16
16
L14_Oceans_seafloor_continental_margins.pdf (7.6 MB)
L15_Shores_and_Beaches.pdf (6.5 MB)
LAB 7_Pa-NJ-NY_Glacial_Moraines.kmz (526 KB)
 
LAB 7_LiDAR_DEM_2013.jpg (321 KB)

10/31 T
11/3 F

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13
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10
EXAM 2      Exam2_review.pdf  (46 KB)
L16_Continental_structures_mountains_basins .pdf  (15.8 MB)

No Lab
LAB 8_Rock_structures.pdf  (2.8 MB)

11/7 T
11/10 F

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15
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12

L17_East USA Geology.pdf  (13.8 MB)
L18_Surface_Water.pdf  (9.4 MB)

LAB 8
No Lab

11/14 T
11/17 F
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13
15
L19_Groundwater.pdf  (6.4 MB)
L20_Desert_Winds.pdf (6.5 MB)
LAB 9_Two groundwater_pollution_cases.pdf  (3.8 MB)
11/21 T
11/24 F
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No Lecture and lab (off)
THANKSGIVING BREAK
No Labs

11/28 T
12/1 F

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

LAB 10_Desert_Dunes.kmz (606 KB)
LAB 10_Impact Tectonics.kmz

12/5 T
12/8 F

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L23_Switch DVD
PHY-120_Semester_Review.pdf (30 MB)

Term_Paper.pdf  (64 KB) due before the final exam

12/15

   8:00 - 10:50 am FINAL EXAM
In this class, the deep learning outcomes associated with TCNJ’s 4th hour initiative are accomplished by a series of rigorous educational assignments that extend beyond the typical scheduled class time.  These include activities conducted in the scheduled laboratory section.