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Physical Geology

Scott Pike

Lynchburg College
Private four-year institution, primarily undergraduate

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Ready for Use: Ready to Use
Course Type: Entry Level:Physical Geology, Upper Level
Topics: Solid Earth
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Course Context:

This is an upper-level course for Environmental Science majors with limited or no background in geologic processes. The course has a prerequisite of completing the introductory environmental course sequence. This course is en elective for the Environmental Science major and also counts toward the Earth Science licensure for secondary education.

Course Goals:

At the completion of this course, students will be able to
1. Interpret the tectonic history of the earth through geologic time
2. Evaluate environmental conditions and risks as they relate to the underlying tectonic history and modern surficial processes within the five geologic provinces that comprise the Virginia Commonwealth
At the completion of this course, students will have improved their skills at
1. oral and written communication
2. accessing, reading and critically evaluating on-line and traditional resources

How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

Throughout the semester stuent progress will by monitored through assessment tools that include in-class activities and out-of-class assignments. Some in-class assignments will be from a lab manual. Summative feedback will be monitored through weekly journal assignments.


Syllabus (Microsoft Word 64kB Jul14 04)

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