GEOL-100 Section #63362 - Introduction to Physical Geology - Dr. Vincent Devlahovich
|Course:||Introduction to Physical Geology|
|Professor:||Dr. Vincent Devlahovich|
My name is Dr. D and I have been teaching at College of the Canyons for 16 years, teaching Geology for 25 years. The first thing to know about this course is that it is accelerated at DOUBLE pace. This means you have to stay on top of the assignments, quizzes, etc. so you do not fall behind. Time management skills are required and you must go online and check your Canyons email EVERY DAY during the semester.
This course is an introduction to Physical Geology in an online format and condensed into an eight week format. It requires minimal computer skills and good internet access. It features the study and interpretation of the basic features of the exterior and interior of the Earth’s crust, the materials of which those features are composed, and the geologic processes which produced them. It includes specific consideration of minerals, rocks, volcanic activity, running water and erosion, soils, ground water, mass wasting, glaciation, coastlines, wind activity, deserts, plate tectonics, mountains, faults and earthquakes, metamorphism, geologic time and more.
What to Expect in this Course
Everything you need for this course is on your Canvas course. You should budget at least 15 hours per week to succeed in this course.
Types of Assessments
Discussion board research and postings, including responding to your classmates as well as quizzes.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Required Text: Visualizing Geology, Murck, Skinner, & MacKenzie, 4th edition.
You do NOT need the Wiley canvas code for this course.
ISBN 9781119310150. This is the binder-ready edition with the Canvas code, available in the COC bookstore. You can use this version or the E-Text or a paperback version.
Other Relevant Course Information
If you can budget the appropriate amount of time consistently in the next eight weeks, you can succeed in this course. I am always available to help you via my Canyons email.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
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Last updated: 08/17/2022 Sub#: 1469