Instructor: Sue Clement, PhD Candidate OFFICE HOURS
Phone: (330) 672-2174 @ Kent Campus T/TH 5:00pm - 6:00pm
email: sclement@kent.edu Class Web Page: http://dept.kent.edu/geology/sclement/history

Required Text: Earth System's History, Steven M. Stanley

My goal for this course is to introduce you to basic principles of geology and how these are applied to understand the history of the Earth which is preserved in the rock record. We will use a number of resources including Worldwide Web to understand these processes. The course will consist of multimedia presentations, in-class exercises, discussions and case study presentations to illustrate these important concepts.

GRADING SUMMARY

GRADE TYPE DESCRIPTION FINAL GRADE
3 midterm exams Multiple choice & short answer (*drop lowest) 35%
Required Comprehensive Final Exam Group Project: Summary of significant event in the geologic past that characterizes that time period. 20%
Case Study Project

same format

20%
Internet + Class Exercises Individual Homework and Group class projects 25%

The lowest midterm grade will be dropped and there will be NO MAKE UP EXAMS. Exceptions can only be made for medical excuses with written documentation from a doctor. You must notify me when medically possible, otherwise it will count as your lowest exam grade.

"In accordance with University policy, if you have a documented disability and require accommodations to obtain equal access in this course, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester or when given an assignment for which an accommodation is required. Students with disabilities must verify their eligibility through the Office of Student Assistance Services. "

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