Welcome to Physical Geology Online

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Earth Campus (online)
Geology 100 - 2 sections (one 8-week, one 16-week)
at Marble View, Kaibab National Forest

BEFORE you sign up:
Things to ponder before taking an online class:

(they aren't for everyone!)

But once you've decided to forge ahead:

Online Orientation
The folks at SDCCD Online Learning Pathways have incorporated the 'SmarterMeasure Online Readiness Assessment' into the Online Student Orientation (Click HERE for more info).
Student Resources For BlackBoard:
Student Resources
Click here

SDCCD Blackboard login:
Click Bb HERE (new window)
It's in the Syllabus!

Course syllabi and schedules:
updated 4 November 2018

Spring 2019, 16-week session January 28 - May 25 (CRN 35031) in the works
Spring 2019, 8-week session January 28 - March 23 (CRN 61225) in the works
Intro PPT
Introductory PowerPoint:
revised 23 January 2019
PDF of slides
PDF of handouts
Welcome Video, shot 12/30/16 at the VLA in New Mexico:
(new window)


And now... Please read the information below carefully!

I don't want you to waste your money nor your time.
Text and Mastering 'specs' (this frame) in a new page
Tarbuck and Lutgens 12th edition  Modified Mastering
Paper Text Cover (left) --- Mod. Mastering (right)

The E-text and MasteringGeology:
Earth, An Introduction to Physical Geology
Tarbuck, Lutgens & Tasa, 12th Edition, Prentice-Hall.
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-429916-7 (for the combined etext/Mastering access)

IMPORTANT NOTE: We use Modified MasteringGeology through Blackboard

DO NOT buy the Mastering code anywhere other than the Miramar Bookstore (NOT City or Mesa!) or through Blackboard!!!

Text/Mastering OPTIONS:

  1. Buy the e-Book at the Miramar bookstore, with the Mastering Code ($85)
  2. buy the e-Book, with the Mastering Code through Blackboard ($85)
  3. buy, rent or borrow a used copy of Earth (11th edition is OK) online (usual places) and buy your code alone (about $46) through Blackboard
    Earth 12th edition (paper) ISBN-13: 978-0134074252
    Earth 11th edition (paper) ISBN-13: 978-0321814067

Bottom line: you MUST have MasteringGeology, purchased either from the Miramar College bookstore or through Blackboard
(for the text, you have options...)

MyLab & Mastering Resources

All links open in new windows



Ugly Word, Even Uglier Deed!!!
(read the syllabus!)

Get the Adobe Acrobat file reader here (for PDF files)
Optional Regional Geology Resource Books:

The Rise and Fall of San Diego: 150 Million Years of History Recorded in Sedimentary Rocks, Patrick L. Abbott, 1999, Sunbelt Publications.
ISBN: 0-932653-31-6

A few videos students may see in my classes:

Go to http://teaching.geology-guy.com/videos.htm (new window)

Powerpoint Presentations (HTML & PDF versions) based on Earth 12th Edition, by Tarbuck, Lutgens & Tasa

Go to http://powerpoints.geology-guy.com (new window)

Summaries of each of the Tarbuck & Lutgens chapters, in haiku form

self-running PowerPoint
The GRAND Canyon
Geology of the Grand Canyon
alas, STILL a work in progress!
Check out my geology web site E-mail address:
philfarq AT gmail.com
(NOT a clickable link)
Revised 23 January 2019