Environmental Geology -- Geological Sciences 284

Tentative Schedule & Information.-- Fall Term 2003

Lecture: MWF 2-3,  2520 CC Little Bldg.

Instructor: Larry Ruff, 4518A CCL, 763-9301, ruff@umich.edu

TA: J.P. Brandenburg


Address of main class web page: "http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/~ruff/geo284.F2003/main.html"
Discussion Sections: all meet in 2502 CC Little Bldg. , section times are:
 M, 3-4; Tu, 2-3, 3-4(?).

Books: (Lecture) "Geology and the Environment", by Pipkin & Trent
   (Discussion): " Investigations in Environmental Geology" by Foley et al.

Grading: (3/4) from lecture-based activities (i.e., weekly activities, 1 short test (tentative: Fri Oct. 31, and 1 paper),
(1/4) from Discussion section.

Tentative Schedule

    
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Week # Date Short Title Pipkin Chapt. # 
(for reading)
Sept 3 -> 5 Intro & Energy  1
2 Sept 8 -> 12  Energy & Blackout 2003 1, 14
3 Sept 15 -> 19  Geology
from basic chemistry,
to Geologic Time.
2
4 Sept 22 -> 26  Plate tectonics 3
5 Sept 29 -> Oct 3  Plate Tectonics/
Earthquakes
4
6 Oct 6 -> 10    Earthquakes
Click for the Earthquake Energy Problem
Due next friday.
5
7 Oct 15 -> 17   Volcanos
EQ Energy problem due Friday Oct 17
6
8 Oct 20 -> 24  Soils
Volcano Quiz on Mon., Oct 20, also:
Click for the Volcano Energy exercise
7
9 Oct 27 -> Oct 31  Water resources
Due to difficulties, the Volcano Energy exercise will be discussed Wed., Oct 29.
The "super-quiz" (aka "midterm") wil be given Friday, Oct. 31.
8
10 Nov 3 -> 7 Floods 9
11 Nov 10 -> 14   Rivers & Coastlines
Note: re-copied geothermal energy exercise with your paragraph is due Wed., Nov. 12
Also, River Groups
presentations on Friday, Nov. 14,
Turn-in a paragraph on your river contribution Friday, Nov. 14
10
13 Nov 17 -> 21  Climate change 11
13 Nov 24-> 26  Deserts 12
14 Dec 1 -> Dec 5  Mineral & Energy resource 13,14
15 Dec 8 -> 10  Waste 15

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