Geology 333 (ESE 333) - Earth Materials and the Environment
Lecture Note Summaries, Schedule, and Readings - Spring, 2017

Lecture Note Summaries usually will be posted by 5 pm on the day before each scheduled Lecture.

 Date

 Topic and Wiki Deadlines

 Reading

 Jan. 18 W  Introduction - Course logistics, Why study minerals, rocks, and soils?  p. 14 - 24 K+P; Chap. 1 SOM
 Jan. 20 F

 Scientific Communication - written and oral

 List of References on Scientific Communication

 
 Jan. 23 M
 Earth Structure and Composition
 p. 3-8, 158-159 K+P; p. 354 - 369 C + W
 Jan. 25 W
 Chemical Principles I - properties of matter
 p. 75-77 K+P; Chap. 3 SOM; Chap. 2 C+W
 Jan. 26 Th, 11 am

 Chemical Principles II - bonding, solid solution
 (This is a make-up class that offsets canceled class on March 17; it meets in 121 Davenport; no penalty for missing this class, students who attend this class receive 0.5% bonus added to total % score for course.)

 p. 76-83, 161-162 K+P
 Jan. 27 F
 Crystal Structure I - ionic radii, coordination number
 p. 63-75, 126-130 K+P; Ch. 2 SOM (Intermed.)
 Jan. 30 M
 Crystal Structure II - crystal symmetry, Mineral Classes  p. 21, 86-93, 162-164 K+P
 Feb. 1 W  Silicate Classification; Silicates I - isolated tetrahedra, soro
 (Environmental application/EA = mineral resources)
 Chap. 7, p. 367-371, 385, 444-445 K+P  (selected mineral descriptions in reading for brief review only)
 Feb. 2 Th, 11 am
 Silicates II - cyclo, chain
 (This is a make-up class that offsets canceled class on April 3; it meets in 121 Davenport; no penalty for missing this class, students who attend this class receive 0.5% bonus added to total % score for course.)
 p. 372-375, Chap. 7 K+P (selected minerals only)
 Feb. 3 F  Silicates III - sheet (EA = resources, swelling clay)
 p. 295, 376-380, 457-458 K+P (selected minerals only)
 Feb.   6 M
 Silicates IV - framework (EA = mineral resources)
 p. 113-116, 164-169, 384, 461-462 K+P (selected minerals only)
 Feb.   8 W
 Carbonates (EA = mineral resources, acid rain)
 Chap. 10, p. 460 K+P (selected minerals only)
 Feb. 10 F  Sulfates, Halides, Phosphates; Native elements  p. 189, Chap. 10, 15 K+P (selected minerals only)
 Feb. 13 M  Sulfides (EA = ore deposits), Oxides, Hydroxides; List of Minerals to Know (for Midterm Exam)  p. 182-188, 385 K+P (selected minerals only)
 Feb. 15 W  Mineral Resources I - nature, origin, production
 p. 451-462 K+P; Ch. 20 C+W (Sections on Mineral Resources)
 Feb. 17 F  Mineral Resources II - environmental impact, depletion, sustainable solutions  
 Feb. 20 M
 Plate Tectonics I - plate boundaries
 p. 9-10, 31-35 K+P; p. 21-35, Chap. 12 C+W
 Feb. 22 W
 Plate Tectonics II - continental margins  Chap. 13 C + W

 Feb. 24 F
 
Friday, Feb 24 = MIDTERM EXAM



 Feb. 27 M
 Plate Tectonics III - collisions, continents; Rocks - types, rock cycle  p. 24-31 K+P; p. 18-19 C+W
 March 1 W  Igneous Rocks I - importance, basic concepts
 Chap. 8 K+P; Chap. 3 C + W
 March 3 F  Igneous Rocks II - texture, composition  Chap. 9 K+P
 March 6 M  Igneous Rocks III - melting  
 March 8 W

 Igneous Rocks IV - crystallization, intrusions

 
 March 10 F
 Igneous Rocks V - origin

March 10 = First Draft of Group Wiki Project is Due

 
 March 13 M  Igneous Rocks VI - extrusive rocks, controls on style of eruption  
 March 15 W  Igneous Rocks VII - types of volcanoes (EA = volcanic hazards)  p. 479-482 K+P; Chap. 4 C+W
 March 17 F
 No Class - Offset by extra class during week of Jan. 23 - 27



March 20 - 24 = SPRING BREAK


 March 27  M  Soils I - importance, physical weathering  p. 305-306, 470-474 K+P; Chap. 5 C+W
 March 29 W  Soils II - chemical weathering, controls  p. 311-313 K+P
 March 31 F  Soils III - horizons, classification  
 April  3 M
 No Class - Offset by extra class during week of Jan. 30 - Feb. 3  
 April  5 W  Soils IV - engineering properties, erosion (EA = swelling soil)  p. 538 - 539 K
 April  7 F
 Sedimentary Rocks I - importance, formation processes  Chap. 11 K+P; Chap. 6 C+W
 April 10 M  Sedimentary Rocks II - structures
 April 12 W
 Sedimentary Rocks III - nature and origin (clastic)  Chap. 12 K+P
 April 14 F
 Sedimentary Rocks IV - nature and origin (chemical)  
 April 17 M  Geology of Illinois 
 April 19 W
 Sedimentary Rocks V - depositional environment, facies (EA = porosity and permeability)  
 April 21 F  Metamorphic Rocks I - importance, metamorphic controls

April 21 = Final Draft of Group Wiki Project is Due
 Chap. 14 K+P; Chap. 7 C+W
 April 22 Sat  April 22 = Field Trip to Starved Rock State Park (7:25 AM - 6 PM)
 April 24 M  Metamorphic Rocks II - types, classification, facies, plate tectonics

 April 26 W

 Topic of Engineering Strengths of Earth Materials

 p. 87, 91, 94 - 99 K
 April 28 F
 Student Presentations of Wiki project on Mineral/Rock Resources  Gunter 1994
 May  1 M
 Student Presentations of Wiki project on Mineral/Rock Resources  
 May  3 W  Student Presentations of Wiki project on Mineral/Rock Resources

May 6 = Wiki Reflection is Due
 
 May 12 Fri

 
FINAL EXAM = Friday, May 12, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

 

Key for Lecture Readings: K+P = Klein and Philpotts (2013) Earth Materials, SOM = Study of Minerals software, C+W = Chernicoff and Whitney (2007) Geology: Introduction to Physical Geology; K = Keller (2008) Introduction to Environmental Geology.

Please bring the textbook by Klein and Philpotts (Earth Materials) to Lecture class for minerals and rocks classes (Feb. 1 - 17 and April 7 - 24).



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