Pitt GEOL 1060 - LABORATORY SYLLABUS (2 pages)

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Geol 1060 - Geomorphology
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Geol 1060 Geomorphology Laboratory Spring 2011 Instructor Email Office Phone Office Hours Class Time Website Purpose Matt Finkenbinder msf34 pitt edu SRCC 316 412 624 8731 Office Hours Open Lab TBD SRCC 210 Monday 4 00 5 50 PM http www pitt edu msf34 The goal of this intermediate to advanced level course is to provide you with the basic knowledge and tools to understand surficial processes including 1 erosion and deposition by water ice wind and gravity 2 physical and chemical weathering 3 mass wasting and hill slope evolution 4 soil development and 5 fluvial and land form evolution Students will utilize topographic maps and aerial photographs to develop an understanding of Earth surface processes and landforms Lab exercises are very important to a satisfactory performance in this class constituting 30 of the final grade Most students will not have occasion to work as a geomorphologist but nearly everyone enrolled in the class will have to use maps and images to interpret landscapes in one form or another Good attitudes are imperative so are good work habits Schedule Subject to Change Jan 10 Lab 1 Online Map Resources and Physiographic Provinces Jan 17 No Class Martin Luther King Day Jan 24 Lab 2 Topographic Maps I Jan 31 Lab 3 Topographic Maps II Feb 7 Lab 4 Soils Feb 14 Lab 5 Drainage Analysis Feb 21 Exam I Feb 28 Lab 6 Flood Frequency Mar 7 No Class Spring Recess Mar 14 Lab 7 Desert Landforms Mar 21 Lab 8 Glaciers as Landforms Mar 28 Lab 9 Glacial Landforms Apr 4 Lab 10 Coastal Landforms Apr 11 Local Field Trip Apr 18 Exam II Materials Each student is required to bring the following materials to lab each week 1 ruler with millimeter scale 2 scientific calculator 3 notebook and 4 Dictionary of Geologic Terms optional Grades Grades will be based on weekly lab assignments and two in class exams Lab grade accounts for 30 of your overall course grade Lab assignments are due at the beginning of class one week after they were assigned Each lab will be worth a total of



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