LABORATORY SECTION: INTEGRATIVE STUDIES 

SPRING SEMESTER 2002

GEOLOGY OF THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT ISP-203L

This course is designed to offer an explanation of the role that the Geological Sciences play in understanding and managing the human environment.  The format will be a one hour demonstration and question period followed by a series of exercises that are designed to provide some hands on experience in dealing with the problems that arise through both natural and human induced  processes.

Labs will be held in room 300 North Kedzie
                     Phone: 432-3616

Instructors of record: Dr. F. William Cambray,
                                       Office: 106, Natural Sciences,
                                        Phone: 355-9568
                                        e-mail: cambray@msu.edu
                                        Office hours: Tuesday 11:00-Noon
                                                               Wednesday 11:00-Noon

                                            and Dr Lina C. Patino
                                            Office: 208C Natural Sciences,
                                            Phone: 423-5522
                                            e-mail: patinol@msu.edu

Coordinator: Amanda Field
                                        Office 8: Natural Sciences
                                        Phone: 3-3988
   
                                               email:  fieldama@msu.edu
                                        

WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, JANUARY 7th , THE FIRST WEEK OF THE SEMESTER

DO NOT CHANGE SECTIONS WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION

OUTLINE:
With the exception of
the first lab the exercise numbers refer to chapters in the lab. book 'Laboratory Exercises in Environmental Geology' second edition by Harvey Blatt.

Week 1.    Introduction The role that geological sciences play   
   Jan.7      in environmental concerns. 

Week 2.    The concept of energy
   Jan.14.   

Week 3.    The elements and minerals that make up the earth (Ex. 2)
   Jan.21    
Monday of this week is Martin Luther King Day, there will be no classes on Monday.  If you are in 
   
                     sections 1,2,3 or 4
 you must attend another lab. later in the week.  

                    Please let your TA know which 
                    lab. you attended and tell the TA in the lab. that
                    you attend which section you are enrolled in.

Week 4.    The rock types that one needs to know in order to
  Jan.28     understand geological processes (Ex. 3)

Week 5.     First exam in the lab. room during your normal lab. 
  Feb.4        
time

Week 6.     Topographic maps, the basis for storing geologic
  Feb.11      information (Ex. 4)

Week 7.     Geologic maps (Ex. 5)
  Feb.18

Week 8.     Slope stability (Ex. 8)
 Feb.25

Week .    SPRING BREAK.
 
Mar.4               

Week 9.     Rivers (Ex. 9)
 Mar. 11

Week 10.    Floods (Ex. 10)
 Mar. 18

Week 11.    Second exam,  in the lab. room during your normal  lab. time )
 Mar. 25

Week 12.    Groundwater (Ex. 11
 Apr. 1        

Week 13.     Water pollution (Ex. 12)
 Apr. 8

Week 14.    Seismic risk and earthquakes (Ex. 15)
 April 15    

    

Week 15    Last week of classes  
  Apr. 22      FINAL EXAM IN THE LAB. ROOM 
                    DURING NORMAL LAB. TIMES

 Apr. 22


 

The lab. is designed to be a hands on learning experience and will involve collaborative learning.  This means that you are expected to discuss the questions amongst yourselves and with the instructor.  The instructor is not there to list the answers for you, but to help you work them out.  Some, not all, of the questions will be graded.  You are expected to work on all the questions.  Some of the questions will come from the book, others will be introduced by the instructor.

    Do discuss the questions openly with your lab. partners and the instructor, this is not cheating.

    Do not copy your partners work or let them copy yours,
 
this is cheating

Hand in your own written interpretation of the answers and calculations AT THE END OF EACH LAB UNLESS THE TEACHING ASSISTANT STATES OTHERWISE.

CHEATING WILL RESULT IN A 0.0 FOR THE COURSE.

Read the chapter in the lab. book BEFORE coming to class and hand in any written work associated with the reading at the beginning of the class prior to the TA's presentation.  Each week there will be a short test prior to the presentation, this will be graded and  awarded extra credit.  Reading the book in advance will help you to do the lab. exercises and it will help you at examination time.  If you are having difficulty with the material look up the appropriate chapter in the lecture section textbook, it may have some extra information.  Make sure that you let your instructor know if you are having difficulties, go to office hours or make an appointment.  If this does not help contact Dr. Cambray.  Use the phone or email, the latter is most effective.  If you don't let us know you are in difficulty we cannot help you, don't wait until disaster is looming!

DO NOT CHANGE SECTIONS WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION

ATTENDANCE:
Attendance is required, the first part of the lab. is a demonstration so don't be late, this part cannot be repeated.  If you have a genuine excuse for absence we will need a note from the appropriate authority.  If this occurs please attend another lab. in the same week (Friday labs. will be made up the following week).  Please let the instructor of the lab. you are visiting and your own instructor know, in advance if possible so that the grades can be transferred. 
DO NOT
attend other sections without prior consent.
YOU MUST obtain written consent from your own TA and the TA of the section that you attend.  
Hand in all work to the TA in the section that you are visiting and they will deliver it to your regular TA

EQUIPMENT:
 Please bring lined paper, a calculator,  pencils and pens to class.  You will be given copies of the work sheets that are in your text book, DO NOT TEAR THEM OUT THE BOOK OR WRITE ON THEM, this will make it difficult for you to sell the book back to the bookstore.

GRADING SCALE:
Weekly labs. will count 25% towards the  grade
The lowest score or one unexcused absence will be dropped when calculating your grade
The three exams will count 25% each (the third exam is comprehensive).

Grade scale: THE SCALE IS FIXED AND WILL NOT BE "CURVED"
4.0 - 90-100%
3.5 - 85- 89%
3.0 - 80 - 84%
2.5 - 75 - 79%
2.0 - 70 - 74%
1.5 - 65 - 69%
1.0 - 60 - 64%
less than 60% - 0.0

TEACHING ASSISTANTS AND LAB. TIMES

Sec#  Time  T.A.  Office  Off.hrs Phone email
1  M 9:10-12:00 Tulu, Yasemin 7,Nat.Sci     Thu. 2:00-6:00   5-0735  tuluyase@msu.edu
2  M 12:40-3:30  Kaczmarek,
Steve 
117, 
 Nat. Sci
Tue. 9:00-11:00
Wed. 9:00-11:00
5-8307 kaczmar4@msu.edu
3  M 4:10-7:00 Vit, Michelle 335 N.Kedzlie Tue. 2:00-4:00 353-1644 vitmiche@msu.edu
4  M 7:10-10:00 Liebetreu, Melissa  335 N.Kedzlie Tue. 10:30-12:30 353-1644 liebetr2@msu.edu
5  Tu 8:00-10:50 Field, Amanda 8,Nat.Sci     Mon. 11:45-1:45 3-3988 fieldama@msu.edu
6  Tu 11:30-2:20 Kaczmarek,
Steve 
117, 
 Nat. Sci
Tue. 9:00-11:00
Wed. 9:00-11:00
5-8307 kaczmar4@msu.edu
7 Tu 3:00-5:50 Kim, Taehong  7, Nat. Sci Mon. 10:00-12:00
Wed. 10:00-12:00
 5-0735 kimtaeh6@msu.edu
8 Tu 6:00-8:50 Graham, Wendy 335 N.Kedzlie
Wed. 1:00-3:00
353-1644 grahamwe@msu.edu
9 Wed 8:00-10:50 Tefend,
Karen
 8,Nat. Sci Wed. 3:00-5:00
Thu. 10:00-11:00
& 2:30-3:30
3-3988 tefendka@msu.edu
10 W 11:30-2:20 Fett, Joel 7, Nat. Sci Tue. 1:00-3:00
Thu. 9:00-11:00
5-0735 fettjoel@msu.edu
11 W 3:00-5:50 Jean, Julie  335 N.Kedzlie Wed. 1:00-3:00  353-1644 jeanjuli@msu.edu
12 W 6:00-8:50 CANCELLED  
13 Th 8:00-10:50 Distefano, Nicole 335 N.Kedzlie Tue. 10:00-12:00 353-1644 distefa3@msu.edu
14 Th 11:30-2:20 Tefend,
Karen
 8,Nat. Sci Wed. 3:00-5:00
Thu. 10:00-11:00
& 2:30-3:30
3-3988 tefendka@msu.edu
15  Th 3:00-5:50 Bojesen, Paul  335 N.Kedzlie Thu. 12:45-2:45 353-1644 bojesenp@msu.edu
16 Th 6:00-8:50 Tulu, Yasemin 7,Nat.Sci     Thu. 2:00-6:00   5-0735  tuluyase@msu.edu
17 Fri 8:00-10:50 Fett, Joel 7, Nat. Sci Tue. 1:00-3:00
Thu. 9:00-11:00
5-0735 fettjoel@msu.edu
18 F 11:30-2:20 Kim, Taehong  7, Nat. Sci Mon. 10:00-12:00
Wed. 10:00-12:00
 5-0735 kimtaeh6@msu.edu