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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 10-Feb Depositional Environments
Chapter 6: Correlation and Dating of the Rock Record 19-Feb  
Chapter 7: Evolution and the Fossil Record 26-Feb Plant Cladogram
Chapter 8: Plate Tectonics and Ocean Basins 4-Mar  
Chapter 9: Continental Tectonics and Mountain Belts 11-Mar  
Chapter 10: Major Chemical Cycles 23-Mar  
Chapter 11: Hadean and Archean Eons 8-Apr  
Chapter 12: Proterozoic Eon 15-Apr  
Chapter 13: Early Paleozoic Era 22-Apr  
Chapter 14: Middle Paleozoic Era 29-Apr  
Chapter 15: Late Paleozoic Era 4-May  
Chapter 16: Early Mesozoic Era 11-May  
Chapter 17: Cretaceous Period 19-May  
Chapter 18: Paleogene Period 20-May  
Chapters 19 and 20: Neogene Period and Holocene Epoch 23-May  

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-2016 5-Feb-2016
Assignment 2: Rb-Sr isochron (or Radiocarbon Dating for old hands) 19-Feb-2016 26-Feb-2016

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 8-Apr-2016 15-Apr-2016
Assignment 2: Preliminary Abstract 9-May-2016 14-May-2016
Assignment 3: Final Abstract 21-May-2016 27-May-2016