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Instructors have provided the following information to generally describe what to expect in their classes.


Class Format

Geology and Physical Geography lecture classes include small group work interspersed with lectures along with many visual and tactile examples. Geology and Physical Geography lab exercises often take place outdoors, both on and off campus.

Resource Use

Book:  Extensive
Software:  Limited
Your syllabus includes study guide questions for each chapter which should be completed before class.
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Lecture courses are assessed based on in-class activities, homework, and exams. We usually have one in-class activity or one homework assignment per chapter.  Exam questions consist of multiple choice, short answer essay, diagrams, and visual analysis of landscapes. Lab courses are assessed based on lab exercises and lab exams.

Homework Policy

Homework is due by the end of the due date. No late work is accepted.

Attendance Policy

Attendance is required in order to have a successful experience. We do in-class activities for points which can’t be made up after the class.


Email is the best way to get in touch with me after class. I'm on campus 5 days a week and can find a time that is convenient for you if you want to go over something in person.

 Additional Information

 If you enjoy being outdoors, this class is for you!