General Course Information
Instructor: Marli Miller, Volcanology 105
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Office hours: Tuesdays: 10-11 AM; Wednesdays: 12noon-1PM; Thursdays: 9:30-10:30.
--Or by appointment.
Graduate Teaching Fellows: Christine Metzger
Seeing Time, Miller
Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology, Price
Grades are based on written assignments, one midquarter exam, a final exam, written assignments and the discussion section.
Each is worth the following percentage of your final grade:
Midquarter exam 20%
Final exam 30%
Written Assignments 20%
Discussion Section Assignments 30%
Exams will consist of a mix of short-answer, multiple choice, and one or two short essay questions. The final exam will be cumulative. If your final exam score is higher than your midterm, I will use the final exam score for both.
Written Assignments are crucial to understanding the
They will consist of 3 short assignments that emphasize different
of the material we are covering in class at that time, and a longer
assignment at the end of the couurse.
Note: All assignments should be typed. However, if the computers or printers crash, you may write it by hand--neatly. For full credit, homework must be handed in on time. I will accept late papers only if you contact me or leave a message at least a day before it is due.
Discussion Section Meetings provide the opportunity to meet in smaller groups to get some hands-on experience with the material. Our meetings will emphasize rocks, maps, close inspection of photographs, and occasionally a video. Your GTF will provide more information. The sections meet once a week, beginning with week 1.
There will be two optional field trips for this course.
Saturday, October 6 to Crater Lake National Park.
Saturday, October 20 to Roseburg area and Oregon Coast.
Make sure you bring warm clothing, raingear, sturdy walking shoes, and LUNCH.
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