Welcome to GLG101C Introduction to Geology
Fall 2004
Professor James Tyburczy
Department of Geological Sciences  

  Course Description


Hi! Welcome to my section of GLG 101. This page should lead you to information and resources for this course. If you have any questions, comments or any other feedback, please do not hesitate to drop me a note. Geology is very much a hands-on and observational science. We will try to do as much as we can in the context of the large classroom setting to help you understand the nature of geological processes.

(Thursday 16 December) Grades for the final exam and for the course are posted on Blackboard http://my.asu.edu

If you have any problems accessing the grades on Blackboard, please contact our TA Amanda Perkins (Amanda.Thomson@asu.edu).

The Final Exam is on Thursday 9 December at 12:20 PM. It will cover Chapters 13, 14, 22, and 23.

Notes for Chapter 13 (Groundwater), Chapter 14 Streams, Chapter 22 Resources, Chapter 23 Cllimate Change (these are the next chapters that we will do. If the links are not active, then the notes have not yet been uploaded for these chapters.)

Notes for Chapter 11, Chapter 19, Chapter 20,

Notes for Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10

Notes for Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3 , Chapter 4, Chapter 5



Tuesday, Thursday 1:40 -2:50 P.M.
Schedule Line number 45822


PSF 166 (Geology-Physics building, ground floor)


Prof. James A. Tyburczy


PSF 506
Mon 2:30 -3:30 PM, Tues 1:30 -2:30 PM, or by appointment


Amanda Thomson



PSH 469E
Tues 9:00 - 11:00 AM, Thurs 12:00 - 1:30 PM
, or by appointment


Understanding Earth, 4rd Edition, copyright 2004, by Frank Press, Raymond Siever, John Grotzinger, and Thomas Jordan



Your grade in Geology 101E will be based on the following:
(1) Four 1-hour exams worth 100 points each;
(2) A small amount of extra credit for going on (and writing a short report about)
     several short local field trips - up to 30 points maximum.
(3) Possible homework and/or in-class activities.


There will be no make-up exams.
If you miss an exam due to an excused absence, then your grade will be calculated based on the total points possible excluding that exam. Missing a test due to an unexcused absence will result in a zero for that test being averaged into your grade. 'Excused absence' means having arranged it with the professor before the exam. After-the-fact excuses will not be accepted. There will be no makeups of any in-class activities (if any).


You MUST bring your picture ID card with you to every exam.
You will not be permitted to turn in your exam without it.


The four class-long examinations will be given on September 14, October 12, November 4, and December 9. The final exam is NOT cumulative - see the Course Schedule for more details. All students must take the final.
The tests will be closed book mostly multiple choice format. However, on each exam there will be one or two essay questions that will require you to write a short paragraph. The 'Questions for Review' at the end of each chapter are useful study aids.


During the course of the term there will be several field trips offered to nearby locations of geologic interest such as Tempe Butte, Papago Butte, South Mountain, and/or Squaw Peak. These trips are not required. However, Geology is at heart a field science and you are strongly encouraged to go on as many of these field trips as possible. A short write up of each trip will be required for extra credit. The trips will be offered Friday afternoons and/or Saturday mornings (or on weekday evenings if sufficient numbers of students find it convenient).
Further announcements about these trips will be forthcoming.


Click here for the Course Schedule.


Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5

Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10

Chapter 11, Chapter 19, Chapter 20,

Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 22, Chapter 23

GRADES: Grades will be posted here after the tests.

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Last update 12/7/2004