460:104 Planet Earth Laboratory Syllabus

Location: Smith Hall, Rooms 120 and 126
Lab Instructor: Staff
Offices: Smith Hall, Room 141; Office Hours: TBA
Duration: 2 hours and 50 minutes
Textbook: Planet Earth Lab Manual, Rutgers University - Newark

Week Topic Reading
1 (9/1-9/8) Introduction and Orientation  
2 (9/9-9/15) Minerals - Physical Properties/Identification Ch. 1, Disc I-Lab1
3 (9/16-9/22) Igneous Rocks - Classification/Identification Ch. 2, Disc I-Lab 2
4 (9/23-9/29) Sedimentary Rocks - Classification/Identification Ch. 3, Disc I-Lab 3
5 (9/30-10/6) Metamorphic Rocks - Classification/Identification Ch. 4., Dis II-Lab 4
6 (10/7-10/13) Supervised Classroom Review (attendance required)  
7 (10/14-10/20) Midterm Exam  
8 (10/21-10/27) Geologic Structures Ch. 6, Disc II-Lab 6
9 (10/28-11/3) Geologic Time Ch. 8, Disc III- Lab7
10 (11/4-11/10) Paleozoic Fossils Ch. 9, Disc III-Lab 8
11 (11/11-11/17) Mosozoic-Cenozoic Fossils Ch. 10, Disc III-Lab 9
12 (11/18-11/29) Field Trip to the Newark Museum (earth exhibit) Ch. 11, Disc III - Lab10
13 (11/30 - 12/6) Supervised Classroom Review (attendance required)  
14 (12/7-12/13) Final Exam  

COURSE POLICY
Textbook:
• Acquiring the textbook is mandatory.
• Bring the textbook and this syllabus to all classes.


Attendance:
• On-time attendance is mandatory.
• All lab work is to be completed during the lab period.
• All lab work is to be turned in at the end of each class period.
• Lab material will be available for study during the official class review.