Lecture: MWF, 9am -9:50am, BO 125
This course will discuss the two primary subdisciplines of sedimentary geology: sedimentology & stratigraphy. GEOS 4535 provides the student with an understanding of how sedimentary processes: (1) transport and deposit sediment in both the modern world and in the past (2) how sediment is deposited and forms strata (3) the types of environments that sedimentary rocks record and (4) practical knowledge about stratigraphy that can be used in industry or research applications (e.g., basin analysis). By the end of the course, the student will be able to characterize sedimentary deposits, interpret their depositional environments, and understand the spatial and temporal patterns of sediment in the geologic record.
Lecture mid-term 15%
Lecture final 20%
Field trip material 10%
Poster project 15%
The quizzes will be held in the first 25 minutes of class, and I will let everyone know the subject the class period before.
Review sheets for the lecture midterm and final will be passed out the class period before the exam. Each will include a combination of multiple choice, short answer, and essay-style questions.
Grading Standards: In this class, the following numerical equivalents for grades are used: A = 100-90% | B = 89-80% | C = 79-70% | D = 69-60% | F = 59-0%.
Late assignment policy. For all assignments, the late penalty is 5% per working day (25% per week). No assignments will be accepted after Wednesday of finals week.
Attendance: Attendance is required for both lecture and lab. Absences can only be excused by contacting me in advance, prior to lecture or laboratory assignments. Absences presented after the class is over will not be accommodated except in rare circumstances. I reserve the right to drop any student from the class who has more than 3 unexcused absences. Attendance will be used to make decisions on the final grade score of students who are on the border between two letter grades.