- Instructor: William Hirt
- Office: SCI 217 (7-217)
- Office hours:MTh 2:00-3:15 PM, TF 11:00-12:15 AM, and F 12:30-1:45 PM
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Phone: 530·938·5255
- Lab Phone: 530·938·5157
- Section number (CRN): 7019
- Meeting times: W, F 6:30-9:30 PM and Sa 7:00 AM-5:00 PM (7, 9 and 10-Sep, 2016)
- Meeting place: SCI 216
- Units: 0.5
- Degree applicability: non degree applicable
- Wednesday and Friday presentations:
- bring a notebook and pen or pencil so that you can take notes and write down questions.
- Saturday's field trip:
- bring warm clothes and a parka in case the weather becomes windy or wet;
- wear light boots or heavy tennis shoes and bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen;
- bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water;
- bring your camera, binoculars and a hand lens but, remember, rock collecting is prohibited in the Park.
- Text (provided): Overview of the Geology of Lassen National Park by William Hirt
- Contrast the geologic settings of volcanoes in the western and eastern parts of Lassen National Park and explain how these differences are related to the distinct eruptive characters of volcanoes found in different parts of the Park.
- Analyze the origins of geologic features in and adjacent to the Lassen Volcanic Center in terms of the interactions between volcanic and erosional processes.
- Order a list of the major events in the geologic history of Lassen National Park and describe how the relative and absolute ages of these events have been determined.
- Describe the potential hazards posed by both eruptive and non-eruptive events in Lassen National Park and describe how to best respond in case of a specific threat.
Fall 2016 course schedule
|7-Sep-16||Tectonic setting and eruptive activity of Lassen National Park||p. 1-5|
|9-Sep-16||Geologic history and potential hazards of the Lassen Volcanic Center||p. 5-10|
|10-Sep-16||Lassen National Park field trip||p. 10-13|
Grades will be based on total scores for:
- active and informed participation (10 total points);
- a comprehensive final quiz (10 total points).
There will be no alternate or "extra credit" assignments. The final grade will be computed from a total of 20 points, and will be scored as follows: 70 or more % = CR; and < 70% = NC. The instructor reserves the right to adjust these percentages if such an adjustment is warranted by the class average, but under no circumstances will a student who earns a score of < 65% receive a satisfactory (CR) grade. In addition to class time, a student should expect to spend 1-2 hours reviewing their notes and text and studying for the final quiz.
Attendance, withdrawal and incomplete policies
Active and informed participation—reading your text, taking complete notes during class sessions, studying features in the field and asking well-informed questions—are the keys to succeeding in this course. If a student is unable to complete the class he or she may withdraw before 9-Sep-2016 without receiving a grade, and is responsible for notifying the admissions office and completing all necessary forms. No incompletes will be granted for this class.
Students have the right to request reasonable accommodations to college requirements, services, facilities, or programs if their documented disability imposes an educational limitation or impedes access to requirements, services, facilities, or programs. A student with a disability who would like to utilize accommodations is responsible for requesting necessary accommodations by identifying himself/herself to their instructor or the Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) office located in Eddy Hall 101 (Building 94) on the Weed campus. The DSPS office phone number is 530-938-5297 and applications for services are also available on the website at http://www.siskiyous.edu/dsps/documents/application.pdf . Students who consult or request assistance from DSPS regarding specific accommodations will be required to meet timelines and procedural requirements established by the DSPS office.
Make-up policy for missed work
Because this is a short-term, positive-attendance course there will not be any opportunities to make up missed discussion topics or field trip activities.
Late assignment policy
No late assignments will be accepted for this class.
Students are encouraged to collaborate with one another as we discuss topics in the classroom and the field and as they prepare for quiz. I expect that each student will work independently, however, when he or she takes the final quiz. If I find evidence that any students are not living up to this code of academic integrity (for example, because they are comparing answers during the final) I reserve the right to give them a score of zero on the quiz.