School of Earth Sciences
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OSU LIMA

EARTH SCIENCES LIMA

SCHEDULE OF COURSES

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SYLLABI FOR COURSES OFFERED AT OSU LIMA
ES100   ESH110  
ES121   ES122  
ES580V1   ES580V2

EARTH SCIENCES 1100 LAB MANUAL

FACULTY
MARK A. KLEFFNER
BIO
VITA

TOUR OF EARTH SCIENCES LIMA
CLASSROOM
COMPUTER LAB
MICROFOSSIL LAB
MUSEUM
SEISMOMETER STATION

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Earth Sciences 100
Typical Syllabus

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kleffner                           

Lecture/Lab: Science 115

TR: 130 minutes

e-mail:
kleffner.1@osu.edu

 

Office Hours

Science 310D

TR:9:30-10,5-5:30PM

or by appointment

any time not in class
(419)995-8208

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Week

Lecture/Laboratory Topics

Suggested Reading

One

Course Organization, Intro. to Geology, Mineral Properties
Mineral Properties, Minerals

Ch. 2

Ch. 2
 

Two

Minerals
Lab Unit 1
Minerals, Igneous Rocks

Ch. 2

 Ch. 2, Ch. 3
 

Three

Igneous Rocks; Weathering and Sedimentary Rocks
Lab Unit 2
Sedimentary Rocks

Chs. 3, 5, 6

 Ch. 6
 

Four

MIDTERM #1 & Metamorphic Rocks
Lab Unit 3
Metamorphic Rocks, Plate Tectonics

Ch. 7

Ch. 7, Ch. 16
 

Note: There are no regularly scheduled labs for the next three weeks.  You are required to complete Lab Unit 5 prior to doing Lab Unit 6.  This would also be a good time to do the optional lab on plate tectonics, Lab Unit 4, if you choose to do it, so that you will have it completed prior to taking the midterm which will include what was covered in lecture on plate tectonics. 

Five

Plate Tectonics
Volcanoes; Other Igneous Activity

Ch. 16, Opt Comp. lab
Ch. 4
 

Six

Earthquakes
MIDTERM #2 & Running Water

Ch. 15
Ch. 9
 

Seven

Running Water
Lab Unit 6
Glaciers
 

Ch. 9

Eight

Glaciers
Lab Unit 7
Groundwater

Ch. 11

Ch. 10
 

Nine

Groundwater
Lab Unit 8
MIDTERM 3 & Geologic Time

Ch. 10

Ch. 18, Handouts
 

Ten

Fossils, Precambrian
Early Paleozoic
Lab Unit 10

Chs. 18, 19

 

Eleven

FINAL EXAM: Will be over material covered after 3rd midterm. Optional Extra-Credit Field trip due at time of final

 

Grading: There will be three midterms and a final.  Your best two midterm grades will determine 60% (30% each) of your course grade.  NO MAKEUP MIDTERMS WILL BE GIVEN.  A missed midterm will be considered the "dropped" midterm.  The final exam will also determine 30% of your course grade.  The final exam will not be comprehensive.  It will only be over material covered after the third midterm.  Attendance in lab and completion of lab exercises will determine the remaining 10% of your course grade.  Midterms/final will consist of 35-45 questions, predominantly true-false, multiple-choice, and matching.  There will be a few fill-in-the-blank questions, with a maximum of 5 per midterm/final.

 Grading Scale:  Midterms/final will be graded on a positive curve, if necessary.  At the end of the course I will add up all of the points that you have accumulated for the course and use the following scale to assign final letter grades:

 

93 - 100  A

91 - 93   A-

89 - 91  B+

 80 - 89   B

78 - 80   B-

 

76 - 78  C+

 65 - 76   C

63 - 65   C-

61 - 63  D+

50 - 61    D

<50      E

 

 

     

Last Modified on 09/23/2009