Fall 2009 Syllabus for GG303.pdf
Lectures and Labs: The lectures and labs will follow these notes, which should be downloaded from the list below and brought to class. These notes closely follow original lecture notes developed for GG303 by Dr. Stephen Martel.
Week 1: Introduction, Lines & Planes
Week 2: Orthographic Projections, Maps
Week 3: Geologic Maps, Cross Sections
Week 4: Scalers, Vectors, Tensors, Matrices
Week 5: Spherical Projections
Week 6: Rotations
Week 7: Kinematics and Deformation
Week 8: Homogeneous Finite Strain, Midterm
Week 9: Finite & Infinitesimal Strain
Week 10: Mohr's Circle, Stress Transformations
Week 11: Rheology, Stress Concentrations
Big Island Field Trip: November 6-8
Week 12: Dislocations
Week 13: Faults
Week 14: Folds
Week 15: Joints, Fabrics
Week 16: Review, Wrap-up, Final
Grading and Class Policy:
- Grades: Grades will be calculated based on the Lab Midterm (15%), Lab Final (15%), Lab Homework (40%), Final Exam (20%), and Class Participation (10%).
- Cooperation: Students are encouraged to work together. 'Working together' is not the same as 'copying'. Each student must submit their own lab writeups using their own words.
- Format: Neatness, clarity of expression, and completeness are essential to obtain full credit on exams, labs, and homework.
- Due Dates: Lab writeups are due at the start of lecture on the Wednesday after they are assigned (that is, one week after they are assigned, but at 10:30 AM). If you turn them in at the lab time, they will be considered 1 day late.
- Grace Days: Each student can utilize 3 grace days during the semester. These are days for which there is no penalty for submitting a late assignment. You can use all three to turn in one assignment 3 days late, or you may turn in 3 assignments 1 day late.
- Late Assignments: After you use your grace days, your homework grade will be reduced by 15% per day that the assignment is late. A new day starts at 4 PM (except 10:30 AM on Wednesday, as described above).