General Course Information
All lectures meet in Room 228 NHB. Attend the section in which you are
Section A - M W at 9 am
Section B - M W at Noon
Planet Earth is taught by Prof.
Office hours: Mon. 2 - 3; Fri. 10 - 11; or by appointment
General Information (Web sites, bulletin board, Campus Gradebook)
There is information about GEOL 100 (exam dates + times, exam locations,
exam coverage, discussion schedule, etc.) at the GEOL 100 Web site <http://ijolite.geology.uiuc.edu/02SprgClass/geo100/>
and at the GEOL 100 bulletin board in the west NHB hallway outside the
lecture room. The GEOL 100 Web site also contains summaries of lecture
notes and Internet links to geologic topics. The publisher of our lecture
textbook has a Web
site with numerous review exercises and Internet links to geologic
topics at <http://cwx.prenhall.com/bookbind/pubbooks/lutgens2/> Student
grades are available through Campus Gradebook,
an electronic gradebook accessible over the campus network or the Web.
Check your scores regularly to ensure our records agree with yours and
report any differences to your TA immediately.
|| Essentials of Geology (7th edition) by Lutgens
& Tarbuck (2000)
|| and enclosed CD-ROM GEODe II by Tasa, Tarbuck, Lutgens
Planet Earth Discussion Guide (8th edition) by Marshak,
Long, Herrstrom, Altaner (2001)
One copy of each book is on reserve in the Geology library (223 NHB).
There are two hourly exams and a comprehensive final exam, which covers
material from the entire semester. Exam format is multiple choice, true-false,
and matching. Exam questions will cover lecture and discussion material.
Students should read assigned textbook and CD-ROM materials because they
will reinforce lecture notes (and improve your exam score), however, only
the topics covered in lecture and discussion will be on exams except fro
some terms given at the begiining of the lecture on minerals).
BRING A PHOTO ID TO ALL EXAMS. Because one hourly exam is held
in the evening, one class hour of discussion has been canceled in accord
with University rules. Make-up exams are provided to students with valid
excuses. Contact Prof. Altaner before the exam date to arrange a make-up
exam. The format for make-up exams is short-answer questions, which
are of similar difficulty as regularly scheduled exams.
Hourly #1 = 20%; Hourly #2 = 20%; Final Exam = 33%; Discussion = 27%
The plus/minus grading system will be used in Geology 100 with approximate
cut-offs at the following representative values: B+ 86.67 - 89.99,
B 83.33 - 86.66, B- 80.00 -83.32, etc.
Cheating of any kind is not be tolerated. Examples of cheating include
(but are not limited to): using a discussion exercise or homework sheet
from a previous semester as a basis for completing your own sheet, removing
an exam from the examination room, describing exam questions to someone
who has not taken it yet, having someone else substitute for you in an
exam, looking at notes during an exam, and giving or receiving aid of any
kind during an exam. If you have any questions about what constitutes cheating
or if you have observed someone cheating, talk to an instructor.
GEOL 100 satisfies the general education requirement in physical sciences.
To obtain disability-related academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids,
students with disabilities must contact the course instructor and the Division
of Rehabilitation-Education Services (DRES) as soon as possible. To contact
DRES you may visit at 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign, call 333-4602 (V/TDD),
or email a message to Judith Kincaid at <email@example.com>. The DRES
WWW address is (http://www.als.uiuc.edu/dres/).
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