- Instructor: William Hirt
- Office: SCI-217
- Office hours: MWF 10:00-10:50 AM, TR 12:30-1:20 PM and by appointment
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 530·938·5255
- Fax: 530·938·5506
- Meeting times: W, F 6:30-9:30 PM and Sa 7:00 AM-5:00 PM (4, 6 and 7-Sep, 2013)
- 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 2013 course schedule
|4-Sep-13||Tectonic setting and eruptive activity of Lassen National Park||p. 1-5|
|6-Sep-13||Geologic history and potential hazards of the Lassen Volcanic Center||p. 5-10|
|7-Sep-13||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).
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 6-Sep-2013 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.
If you have a disability (learning, physical, psychological etc.) that may require classroom or testing accommodations please let me know as soon as possible to ensure these accommodations are implemented in a timely manner. If you have not already done so, please contact Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) in Eddy Hall, or call 938-5297, for authorization and coordination of disability verification and accommodation assistance.
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 "no credit" grade regardless of accumulated points.