EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
May 18 \u2013 June 12
MTWRF 9:00 AM\u20131:00 PM
Instructor:Dr. Andrea Lini
Office: Room 319 Delehanty Hall, Phone: 656-0245, email@example.com
Teaching Assistant:Lauren Chrapowitzky, Lauren.Chrapowitzky@uvm.edu
Text:Marshak, S., 2008, Earth: Portrait of a planet. 3nd Edition
You will also need to buy a suitable notebook for lab.
Grading:There will be one midterm exam, one final exam and lab write-ups. See the syllabus
for assigned readings from the textbook.
The midterm exam is a take-home exam consisting of short answer questions. The final exam
will be comprehensive (75 questions with multiple choice answers and a rock specimen),
although it will emphasize material presented during the second half of the course. There is
no clear distinction between lecture and lab material.The labs are an integral part of this
class and material presented during the lab will appear on tests.
Please Note: Any student missing more than one lab for any reason will be asked to take
an incomplete for the course.
Your final grade will be based on the above criteria weighted as follows:
Geologic knowledge is primarily gathered from field investigations. The field trips and labs
will develop your skills of observation and description.
Be prepared for hot weather, sun, cold weather, wind, rain, poison ivy, and rough, muddy
Clothing I would suggest includes the following:
Sturdy boots or sneaks
A hat for sun and bugs if they bother you
Shorts are OK. Some areas are brushy and if you don't like scratches wear long pants.
Warm shirt/sweater/parka for cool days
(Keep all of the above in a knapsack so you will always have it along.)