2 - Plate Tectonics
3 - Eruption
4 - Volcanic
5 - Eruption
6 - Eruption Types
- spring break
9- Exam 2
10- Seismic waves
11 - Faults
monitoring Exam 3 13 - Historic and
- Quake hazards
- Review and Exam 4
Vic Camp How
Volcanoes Work (an online information resource)
Tectonics from USGS: This
Francisco Exploratorium Earthquake Info
Earthquakes through Regional Seismicity -
P-165 televised to
Instructor: Dr. Rob
Rogers, Office hours: 9-11 MWF - Naraghi Hall (New Science Building)
N-153, email: email@example.com
Course description: SHAKE and BAKE. Earthquakes and volcanoes
are responses to the processes occurring within the Earth.
These natural events are both destructive and beautiful.
In this course we will take a close look at the ways in which
volcanoes work and the conditions that trigger earthquakes, to see
what these natural phenomena tell us about the way in which the Earth
works. Topics to be discussed will include: Plate tectonics, the
origin of magmas; types of volcanoes; managing volcanic hazards;
volcanism and the origin of the atmosphere and oceans; the measurement
of earthquakes; the destructive effects of earthquakes including
tsunamis; and what are we doing to mitigate earthquake damages
Assessment: 6 quizzes/assignments (10 points each) and 4 exams
(100 points each). There are 460 points possible in class.
Exams will be
during regular class hours..
There will be no make-ups of quizzes. Make-up exams MAY be
allowed with AT LEAST a letter grade penalty. If you need to
take exam early then please see me at least one week prior scheduled
Attendance: Students are expected to attend classes.
There will be a sign-in sheet most days we meet.
How to do well in this
class: Get as many point as possible.
1) read material - before
2) come to class - pay
attention, take notes, ask questions if something is not clear.
3) Study - re-read
materials and notes before quizzes and exams.
4) Show up and take the
quizzes and exams
5) Be curious
others. Please do not disrupt their learning. Remember to turn
off cell phones. If you must leave during class, do so quietly.
University Rules and Policies apply to this class including but not
limited to subjects of Academic Honesty, Plagiarism, Cheating, Sexual Harassment,