Geological Sciences 107 - Plate Tectonics: New View of the Earth
Fall Quarter 2005

http://www.earth.northwestern.edu/individ/seth/107
Instructor: Seth Stein 311 Locy Hall, (847) 491-5265
Office Hours: 10-11AM mornings (call first or email for best results)
seth AT earth.northwestern.edu
Teaching Assistant: Kimberly Schramm 309 C Locy Hall, (847) 491-8180
Office Hours: W 1-2 PM or by appointment
schramm AT earth.northwestern.edu
Teaching Assistant: Laura Swafford 3 Locy Hall, (847) 491-5379
Office Hours: Th 11 AM - 12 PM or by appointment
swafford AT earth.northwestern.edu
Departmental Office: Locy Hall, Room 309 (847) 491-3238, fax 491-8060

Text: Exploring Earth by R. J. Davidson, W. Reed, and P. Davis, Prentice-Hall 2002
Supplement: Understanding Earth by F. Press and R. Siever, Freeman 1997

Class Lectures: M, W, F 2:00-2:50 PM, University Hall, Rm. 121
Lab/Discussion sections: T 11:00 AM-12:20 PM in Locy, Rm 111
W 3:00-3:50 PM in Locy, Rm 111
(No discussion sections the first week)

Class grade: 2 tests (25% each), weekly (Wed) quizzes (20% total), lab exercises (10%), presentation (10%), presentation evaluation (10%)
Makeups of lab exercises, quizzes and tests require advance arrangements through Office of Studies.


Week #datereading assignmentLab topics
121, 23 Septnoneno lab
226, 28, 30 SeptChapter 1, 6Introduction; Geological Time
33, 5, 7 OctChapter 3 Minerals
410, 12, 14 OctChapter 4Rocks
517, 19, 21 OctChapter 5earth structure
624, 26, 28 Octnoneno lab
731 Oct; 2, 4 NovChapter 5, 8seismology
87, 9, 11 NovChapter 5gravity and magnetism
914, 16, 18 NovChapter 7, 9, 10Plate Tectonics
1021, 23 Novnoneno lab