TCNJ Physics 120-A Introduction to Geology Spring 2018

Professor Gregory C. Herman, PhD (hermang@tcnj.edu      Grading Policy          Grades                                          

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; Exploring Geology and Evolution, 7th edition  ISDN-10: 1-285-73341-X
TCNJ Science Complex, Monday and Thursday lectures and labs.
Lectures Room 117 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Labs Room 122 (rock lab) or 121 (computer room) from 11:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.       
                                               
  Chapters Click the icon for the PDF version of  the PowerPoint Presentation (*.ppt) or Slide Show (*.pps)
Date 6th ed. 7th. ed. LECTURES LABS  Lab Manual for LABS 2,3,5, and 7

1/22 M
1/25 Th

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3
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3
L1_Introduction.pdf  (7.5 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)
Geological Society of America Time scale(487 KB)

1/29 M
2/1 Th

11
2,4
9.11-9.16
2,4
L3 Earths_interior_gravity_magnetism.pdf (2.5 MB)
L4_Igneous_rocks.pdf  (9.6 MB) L4_Volcanic_rocks.pdf (9.6MB)

LAB2  Minerals  Spectroscopy.ppt (6.1MB) (3.4 MB)
LAB2 REE_Questions.ppt (67 KB) (33 KB)

2/5 M
2/8 Th

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L5 Plate_tectonics.pps (19.9 MB) (9.4 MB)  L5_REE-2.pdf (1.5 MB)
No lecture, lab only.

LAB3 Igneous and Volcanic Rocks (1.2 MB)

2/12 M
2/15 Th

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6 & 14

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6 & 11
L6_TopoGEo.pdf  (7.8 MB) 
L7 Weathering_and_erosion.pdf  (8.3 MB) 

LAB 4 Google_Earth_1.kmz (3.9 MB) 
2014 Nazca_Lines.kmz (2.4 MB) ETOPO1

2/19 M
2/22 Th

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7
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7

 EXAM 1   Exam 1 review.pdf  (17.1 MB)  
L8_Sediment_and_Sedimentary_rocks.pdf  (7.8 MB)

No labs

2/26 M
3/1 Th

8
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8
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L9_Metamorphic_rocks and_processes.pdf  (10.2 MB)
No lecture, lab only.

LAB5 Sedimentary and Metamorphic_Rocks  (1.7 MB)

3/5 M
3/8 Th

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17

L10_Earthquakes seismic_waves.pps (37.3MB) (2.5 MB)
L11_Geologic_time_concepts_principles.pdf  (7.9 MB) 

LAB6 GE New Jersey - New York Earthquakes.kmz (490KB)
Dynamic_Earth   New Jersey Shaded Relief Map (2 MB)

3/12 M
3/15 Th
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SPRING BREAK No lectures or labs
3/19 M
3/22 Th
17
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14
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L12_Glaciers.pdf (9.9 MB) Climate cycles and_change.pdf  (638 KB)
Lecture cancelled

LAB7 Pa-NJ-NY_Glacial_Moraines.kmz (526 KB)
LAB 6 (makeup)  & LAB7 (12:00 noon)

3/26 M
3/29 Th

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16
L13_Oceans_seafloor_continental_margins.pdf (7.6 MB)
L14_Shores_and_Beaches.pdf (6.5 MB)

Make-up rock lab
Make-up Google Earth lab

4/2 M
4/5 Th

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Lecture cancelled
EXAM 2     
 Exam2_review.pdf  (46 KB) 

No labs

4/9 M
4/12 Th

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10
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L15_Continental_structures_mountains_basins .pdf  (15.8 MB)
L16_East_USA_Geology.pdf  (13.8 MB)

LAB8 Rock_structures.pdf (2.8 MB)

4/16 M
4/19 Th
15
16

12
15
L17_Surface_Water.pdf  (9.4 MB)
L18_Groundwater.pdf  (6.4 MB)
LAB9 Two groundwater_pollution_cases.pdf  (3.8 MB)
4/23 M
4/26 Th
18
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15
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L19_Desert_Winds.pdf (6.5 MB)
L20_Impact_Tectonics.pdf (15.4 MB)
LAB10 Desert_Dunes.kmz (606 KB)
Impact Tectonics.kmz IT Continental Geology by Era KMZ

4/30 M
5/3 Th

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L21_Remote_Sensing_Fossil_Fuels.pdf (10.5 MB)
Exam review.pdf (329 KB)

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

5/10 Th

8:30-10:50 AM P-117 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.