Environmental Geology involves the study of hte interactions between humans and the geologic environment. Topics we will examine include:
-Natural hazards (floods, lanshlides, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes)
-resource use and management
Attendance is required for all lectures. Reading the text is not a sufficient
substitute. My lectures cover topics in more depth and from different points of view than the text. If you do miss a class,
ask a classmate to give you notes and an explanation of those notes.
The appropriate chapters should be read before lecture, be careful not to get behind.
You should be on time, prepared, and ready to listen and participate for the full
50 minutes of each class.
Take good notes. Write down everything on the board, make sketches of slides and
overheads, and get all the details. Take notes during all slides, you are responsible for the material covered. Go over
your notes after class and underline important ideas and clarify points while the ideas are fresh in your head. If
anything is unclear, please come see me during office hours.
Assignments should be neat and completed on time.
You are responsible for the material presented in reading assignments, lectures, and
slides. If you have questions, it is your responsibility to ask during class time or during office hours. I encourage you to
ask questions in class, come to my office hours, or send me questions on e-mail.
Late assignments will not be graded in detail. The maximum score possible on a late assignment is 70%. Assignments turned in more than 3 days late will not be accepted unless prior arrangments have been made with me.
Midterm I; 15%
Midterm II 15%
Final Exam; 20%
Research Project; 20%
Assignments (including Field Trip Reports); 20%
Participation and Attendance; 10%
(half based on field trip attendance)