Earth Science 1101 - Physical Geology of Earth’s Interior

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Processes important in understanding Earth's interior. Planetary segregation, heat flow, Earth's magnetic field, earthquakes, continental drift, paleomagnetism, seafloor spreading, mantle plumes, and crustal deformation are investigated in light of the unifying theory of plate tectonics. Physical and chemical properties of minerals and the genesis of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, and their relationship to the rock and tectonic cycles. Prerequisite: Mathematics 0481 with a grade of C or better or a qualifying score on the Math Placement Exam. 4 Credit Hours

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COURSE MEDIA

Earth Revealed video series (fourteen one-half hour programs)

ORIENTATION/ATTENDANCE

Orientation is required.

EVALUATION/GRADING

Four exams, nine laboratory exercises

COURSE OUTLINE

Unit

Lesson

Required Text

Video Tapes

Laboratory Exercise

Exam Number 

1

1 & 2

Chapter 1; Portions of Chapters 2, 8, & 22

1 & 2

1

1

2

3-6

Chapters 2, 3, & 4

3, 4, 5, 6

2

2

3

12-14, 18

Chapters 9, 10, 11, 15

12, 13, 14, 18

3, 4, 5, 7

3

4

7-10

Chapter 5, 6, 7, & 8 

7, 8, 9, 10

10, 16, 8

4

 7/23/2012

 

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