GO 125 Natural Disasters
S2U 2013 LU
Lockard, Jill C.
MS Arizona State UniversityBS University of Western Ontario
4:50 - 10:10 PM
COURSE IS DESIGNED AROUND THIS TEXTBOOK, IT IS REQUIRED!!!!!
TITLE: Natural Disasters
EDITION: 8th Ed.
AUTHOR: Patrick L. Abbott
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment (40% of course grade): Portfolio: collection of 4 assignments. Each assignment is completely or partially related to each of the core learning outcomes.
Assignment 1 (final; 10%): CLO #1, #2, #3,#5Assignment 2 (homework 1; 10%) CLO #2, #4Assignment 3 (homework 2; 10%) CLO #5Assignment 4 (Exam 1; 10%) CLO #2, #3, #4
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
TWO HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS
ONE COMPREHENSIVE FINAL
Your grade will be based on your score out of
the total points possible, 910
7 quizzes for 50 points each =350
2 homework assignments worth 100 points each =200
1 comprehensive final worth 200 points =200
Weekly Discussions: 8 worth 20 points per week =160
TOTAL = 910
A: 910 – 814 points 89.5% - 100%
– 723 points 79.5-89.4%
– 632 points 69.5%
– 532 points 58.5%
– 0 points 0%-58.4%
Quiz 1 5.5% Quiz 6 5.5%
Quiz 2 5.5% Quiz 7 5.5%
Quiz 3 5.5% HW 1 11%
Quiz 4 5.5% HW 2 11%
Quiz 5 5.5% Final 22%
Discussion (17.6%; 2.2% each week)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will be accepted for up to 7 days
after its’ due date with PRIOR approval.
There will be a 10% penalty for each day late. All extensions are for 7 days and include the
10% penalty for each day that it is late.
To get credit for late work, you must send me an email the date you
complete the work with your name, the assignment name, and when the assignment
was originally due. The deduction for
late work will be calculated from the date of the notification.
will only be given a maximum of 3 late approvals.
work will not be allowed for Week 8.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
WEEK Dates ASSIGNMENT
with your weekly reading in Natural Disasters
8th ed. – Chapters 1 and 2
Natural Disasters and the Human Population
Internal Energy and Plate Tectonics
1 March 18-24 - watch the weekly PowerPoints
participate on the weekly discussion threads
take quiz #1.
with your weekly reading in Natural Disasters
8th ed. – Chapters 3 and 8
Earthquake Geology and Seismology
Tsunami versus Wind-Caused Waves
2 March 2-31 - watch the weekly PowerPoints
take quiz #2.
8th ed. – Chapters 4 and 5
Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes
Earthquake Lessons and Regional Settings
3 April 1-7 - watch the weekly
take quiz #3.
submit Homework 1
8th ed. – Chapters 6, 7, and 15
Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas
Volcano Case Histories: Killer Events
4 April 8-14 - watch the weekly
take quiz #4.
8th ed. – Chapters 9, 10, and 12
External Energy Fuels Weather and Climate
Tornadoes, Lightning, Heat and Cold
5 April 15-21 - watch the weekly PowerPoints
take quiz #5.
8th ed. – Chapters 11 and 13
6 April 22-28 -
watch the weekly PowerPoints
take quiz #6.
Submit Homework 2
8th ed. – Chapters 14 and 17
7 April 29-May 5 - watch the weekly PowerPoints
take quiz #7.
8th ed. – Chapter 16
Impacts with Space Objects
8 May 6-12 - watch the weekly
take comprehensive final exam
The schedule and procedures for this course
are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances.
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