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Weekly Learning Objectives and Study Questions

Each of the documents below includes learning objectives and study questions for that week's lesson. If you understand the facts and ideas that underlie the questions you will be well prepared for our in-class activities and exams. Because these documents are PDF files you will need to have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) installed on your computer to view them.

Weekly Lesson

Etudes Qsns

Supporting Documents

Chapter 1: Actualism, Relative Dating and Plate Tectonics 27-Jan Interpreting Geologic Sections
Chapter 4: Modern Environments 3-Feb  
Chapter 5: Sedimentary Environments tba Depositional Environments
Chapter 6: Correlation and Dating of the Rock Record tba Interpreting Geologic Sections
Chapter 7: Evolution and the Fossil Record tba Plant Cladogram
Chapter 8: Plate Tectonics and Ocean Basins tba  
Chapter 9: Continental Tectonics and Mountain Belts tba  
Chapter 10: Major Chemical Cycles tba  
Chapter 11: Hadean and Archean Eons tba  
Chapter 12: Proterozoic Eon tba  
Chapter 13: Early Paleozoic Era tba  
Chapter 14: Middle Paleozoic Era tba  
Chapter 15: Late Paleozoic Era tba  
Chapter 16: Early Mesozoic Era tba  
Chapter 17: Cretaceous Period tba  
Chapter 18: Paleogene Period tba  
Chapters 19 and 20: Neogene Period and Holocene Epoch tba  

Homework Assignments

Each assignment below is an online exercise from the Virtual Courseware project.

Homework Assignment

Date Assigned

Date Due

Assignment 1: Energy budget model 29-Jan 5-Feb
Assignment 2: Rb-Sr isochron (or Radiocarbon Dating for old hands) tba tba

Writing Assignments

Each assignment below is linked to instructions for a part of the larger writing assignment. The instruction page includes examples, grading rubrics, and links to the articles themselves.

Writing Assignment

Date Assigned

Date Due

Assignment 1: Outline tba tba
Assignment 2: Preliminary Abstract tba tba
Assignment 3: Final Abstract tba tba