GG 101 FALL 2010
Tuesday-Thursday 12:00 - 13:15 (POST 723)
INSTRUCTOR: BRIAN N POPP
Office: POST 720
Textbook website: http://www.mygeoscienceplace.com/
Hours: T-Th 13:15 - 14:15
and by appointment
(send me email to schedule a convenient time)
TEXT: Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology
by Tarbuck, Lutgens and Tasa
ISBN-10: 0321663047 or ISBN-13: 9780321663047 or You can "rent' the eTextbook for through Coursesmart (http://www.coursesmart.com/9780321697127)
primary objective of this course is to learn about the Earth, its origin and evolution, and how
human activities affect Earth ecosystems including our own. You
will also get an overview of the geology of
Grades will be based on on-line quizzes (25%), two mid-term and a final exam (25% each). All three exams will be approximately one hour long. LATE ON-LINE TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
To receive credit for the Chapter Tests, you must register for the course on www.mygeoscienceplace.com. An access code for this website came with your textbook or can be purchased separately. You must also register for this class using the class ID cm284806. If you have any questions about www.mygeoscienceplace.com please contact the Pearson UH representative Jessica Elbern (Jessica.Elbern@Pearson.com).
POLICY ON MISSED EXAMS:
If a student must miss an exam because of illness, military duty, family crisis, etc. she or he must inform me by phone or E-mail as soon as possible and then provide documentation.
No make-up will be given for the exams. In lieu of a make-up exam, the average score of all other exams will be used. If the absence is unexcused, then a grade of zero will be assigned.
We may be conducting weekend
field trips: a one-day field trips on Oahu and a three-day trip to the
WEEK # DATE TOPIC CHAPTER
1 08/24 Introduction to Geology 1
08/26 Plate Tectonics 2
2 08/31 Plate Tectonics
09/02 Matter and Minerals 3
3 09/07 Igneous Rocks 4
09/09 Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards 5
4 09/14 Weathering and Soil 6
09/16 Sedimentary Rocks – Video 7
5 09/21 Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks 8
6 09/28 Geologic Time 9
09/30 Crustal Deformation 10
7 10/05 Earthquakes and Earthquake Hazards 11
10/07 Earth’s Interior 12
8 10/12 Divergent Boundaries 13
10/14 Convergent Boundaries 14
9 10/19 Mountain Building – Video
10/21 Mass Wasting 15
10 10/26 Running Water 16
11 11/02 Election Day – no class
11/04 Ground Water 17
12 11/09 Glaciers and Glaciation 18
11/11 Veterans Day – no class
13 11/16 Deserts and Winds 19
11/18 Shorelines 20
14 11/23 Global Climate Change 21
11/25 Thanksgiving – no class
12/09 Planetary Geology (will not be on Exam 3) 24
12/16 FINAL EXAM – Thursday, December 16th at Noon-2:00 PM
SLOs - Student Learning Objectives
G&G undergraduate courses have to consider how they address a number of SLOs, which the G&G Department has decided are key attributes and/or abilities of any G&G student. They are (in no particular order):
Students can explain the relevance
of geology and geophysics to human needs, including those appropriate to
2. Students can apply technical knowledge of relevant computer applications, laboratory methods, and field methods to solve real-world problems in geology and geophysics.
3. Students use the scientific method to define, critically analyze, and solve a problem in earth science.
4. Students can reconstruct, clearly and ethically, geological knowledge in both oral presentations and written reports.
5. Students can evaluate, interpret, and summarize the basic principles of geology and geophysics, including the fundamental tenets of the sub-disciplines, and their context in relationship to other core sciences, to explain complex phenomena in geology and geophysics.
If you have a disability and related access needs the Department will make every effort to assist and support you. For confidential services students are encouraged to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (known as “Kokua”) located on the ground floor (Room 013) of the Queen Lili'uokalani Center for Student Services:
Office hours 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM