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GO 310 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Contes, Carla Alonso


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Course

GO 310 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Semester

SP 2012 HOZ

Faculty

Contes, Carla Alonso

E-Mail

Carla.Contes@park.edu

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

4


Textbook:

*This book is required*

Title: Sedimentary Geology: an introduction to sedimentary Rocks and stratigraphy
Author:  Donald R. Prothero and Fred Schwab
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: W.H. Freeman and Company
ISBN-10: 0-7167-3905-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-7167-3905-0


http://www.whfreeman.com/Catalog/product/sedimentarygeology-secondedition-prothero

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Course Description:
GO310 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy: The purpose of this course is to study the origin of sedimentary rocks and the physical processes that commonly influence them (deposition to diagenesis). The other portion of the course focuses on knowing the various types of stratigraphic units and methods of dating and correlation. The laboratory exercises will reinforce these concepts. 3:3:4

Educational Philosophy:

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Compare and contrast sedimentary rocks.
  2. Analyze and interpret sedimentary environments and their common components (oil, gas, coal).
  3. Interpret the stratigraphic record.
  4. Compare and contrast the sedimentary processes and products of different depositional systems.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Assessment will consist on class assignments, In class discussions Class project, 3 exams, and a final exam.


Grading:


Three exams                                                                            300

Final exam                                                                               100

Class discussions                                                                      160                      

Quizzes & assignments                                                             200

Class Project                                                                           100 

Total           (No extra credit)                                                    860

          *Exams will be given during class hours. 

 

The course will use the traditional scale of 90%=A, 80%=B, 70%=C, 60%=D, and below 60%=F.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

All assignments are due in the class room at the beginning of class. Late assignments will have 10 points of the total point deducted for each workday day pass the due date.


Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Attendance at labs and class is mandatory, arrive early. Do NOT show up late to class. On exam date you must be early. Exam repositions will NOT be given. If you will be for class or an exam absent you must let me know a least two weeks in advanced and remind me. Students are responsible for the material missed class. Come to me if you need help with class material.

Turn off you cell phone or keep it in silent not vibrate. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week

Topic

1

Mon, Jan 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1

Wed, Jan 18

Introductions

2

Mon, Jan 23

Sedimentary Rocks

2

Wed, Jan 25

Weathering and soils

3

Mon, Jan 30

Clastic Transport and Fluid Flow

3

Wed, Feb 1

Clastic Transport and Fluid Flow

4

Mon, Feb 6

Sedimentary Structures

4

Wed, Feb 8

Exam 1

5

Mon, Feb 13

Sandstones And Conglomerates

5

Wed, Feb 15

Mudrocks

6

Mon, Feb 20

President’s Day

6

Wed, Feb 22

Mudrocks

7

Mon, Feb 27

Siliciclasteic Diagenesis

7

Wed, Feb 29

Terrestrial Sedimentary Environments

8

Mon, Mar 5

Terrestrial Sedimentary Environments

8

Wed, Mar 7

Exam 2

Mon, Mar 12

Spring Break

Wed, Mar 14

Spring Break

9

Mon, Mar 19

Coastal Environments

9

Wed, Mar 21

Clastic Marine Pelagic Environments

10

Mon, Mar 26

Carbonate Rocks

10

Wed, Mar 28

Carbonate Environments

11

Mon, Apr 2

Carbonate Environments

11

Wed, Apr 4

Exam 3

12

Mon, Apr 9

Other Biogenic Sedimentary Rocks

12

Wed, Apr 11

Chemical and Nonepiclastic Sedimentary Rocks

13

Mon, Apr 16

Lithostratigraphy

13

Wed, Apr 18

Lithostratigraphy

14

Mon, Apr 23

Biostratigraphy

14

Wed, Apr 25

Biostratigraphy

15

Mon, Apr 30

Exam 4

15

Wed, May 2

Geophysical and chemostratigraphic Correlation

16

Mon, May 7

Geochronology and chonostratigraphy

16

Wed, May 9

Sedimentary Rocks in Space and Time

 

All material in this syllabus is subject to change. 

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Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
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  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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