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Weekly Assignment Schedule
WEEK/DATE ASSIGNMENTS DUE 11:55pm PST
Week 1
8/21/17
  • Log into Blackboard and update your personal information (make sure you list a valid email!).
  • Explore the Blackboard course container and watch the orientation video.
  • Post on the Discussion Board a personal introduction telling a little bit about who you are and why you are taking the class.
  • Reply to at least one other introduction on the Discussion Board.
  • Skim Chapter 1 in your textbook and take a look at:

    USGS Geologic Time Site

  • View all week 1 video lectures (Orientation, Geologic Time Introduction, Principles of Relative Dating 1 & 2).
  • Take the follow-up quiz for the video lectures.
  • Complete the Geologic History Assignment and Assessment (The assignment will be emailed to you. When you have finished the assignment, then do the assessment to receive credit.).
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 1 and/or post your own!
Sunday
8/27/17
Week 2
8/28/17
  • Scan the information at:  

    Igneous Rocks

    Sedimentary Rocks

    Metamorphic Rocks

  • View all week 2 video lectures (Cosmic Origins, Hadean Eon, Wilson Cycle 1)
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Memorize the geologic time scale (Eras, Periods, Epochs of the Cenozoic, and dates between Eras) and take the Geologic Time Scale Quiz (see Week 1 assessment folder)
  • Complete the Autobiography Through Geologic Time Assignment
  • Read over the information about the Wilson Cycle at: Wilson Cycle
  • Email me your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for a National Park for which you would like to do a Special Project. These must come from the list of Parks Not Covered in This Class.
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 2
Sunday
 9/3/17
Week 3
9/4/17
Sunday
 9/10/17
Week 4
9/11/17
  • Read the Part V Introduction on mountain building, and Chapters 44 and 45 in your textbook.
  • Read In Depth Geology of Lehman Caves
  • View all week 4 video lectures
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 4
Sunday
 9/17/17
Week 5
9/18/17
  • Read Chapters 46, 48 and 47 in your textbook.
  • Scan Core Complexes, Joshua Tree 
  • View all week 5 video lectures
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 5
Sunday
9/24/17
Week 6
9/25/17
  • Scan Guadalupe Mountains
  • Read Chapters 17, 16 and 23 in your textbook.
  • View all week 6 video lectures
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 6
  • Complete the Guadalupe Facies Assignment
Sunday
 10/1/17
Week 7
 10/2/17
  • Take Exam #1 (covers weeks 1 - 6)
  • Read Chapters 19, 20 and 21 in your textbook.
  • View all week 7 video lectures and related Google Earth .kmz files
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 7
Sunday
10/8/17
Week 8
10/9/17
Sunday
10/15/17
Week 9
10/16/17
Sunday
10/22/17
Week 10
10/23/17
  • Read Chapters 51, 33 and 35 in your textbook.
  • Look at Kenai Fjords
  • View all week 10 video lectures and related Google Earth .kmz files
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 10
Sunday
10/29/17
Week 11
10/20/17
  • Read Chapters 36, 37, and 38.
  • View all week 11 video lectures and related Google Earth .kmz files
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 11
Sunday
11/5/17
Week 12
11/6/17
  • Read Chapters 39 and 28.
  • View all week 12 video lectures and related Google Earth .kmz files
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 12
Sunday
11/12/17
Week 13
11/13/17
  • Take Exam #2 (covers weeks 7 - 12)
  • Read Chapter 24.
  • View all week 13 video lectures
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 13
Sunday
11/19/17
Week 14
11/20/17
  • Read Chapters 55 and 54.
  • Study Geological Evolution of the Mid-Atlantic Region
  • View all week 14 video lectures and related Google Earth .kmz files
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 14
  • Special Project - Google Earth .kmz file is due.
Sunday
11/26/17
Week 15
11/27/17
  • Read Chapters 52, 53 and 50.
  • View all week 15 video lectures and related Google Earth .kmz files
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 15
Sunday
 12/3/17
Week 16
12/4/17
  • Read Chapters 40, and 41.
  • Take a look at the Game of Life and use the Discussion Board to to comment on it's relevance to geology
  • View all week 16 video lectures and related Google Earth .kmz files
  • Take the follow-up quizzes for the video lectures
  • Respond to the topics posted on the Discussion Board for Week 16
Sunday
12/10/17
Week 17
12/11/17
  • Take the Final Exam
  • Take the Course Survey
Thursday 
 12/14/17
Last Updated: 07/03/2017
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