Welcome to Physical Geology Online

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Earth Campus (online)

Geology 100 - 7 sections

Intercession, Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters 2017

at Marble View, Kaibab National Forest

Things to ponder before taking an online class:

Updated to reflect "compressed" sessions (8-weeks or less)

Course syllabi and schedules:

4-week intercession January 3 - 28 (CRN 68031)
8-week half-semester January 30 - March 25 (CRN 51119)
full 16-week semester January 30 - May 27 (CRN 57264) - revised 9 May
4-week summer session #1: June 5 - 30 (CRN 70835)
4-week summer session #2: July 3 - 28 (CRN 72330)
Fall: probably two classes: a 16-week and an 8-week
I'll post syllabi when I know the CRN's

Class Introductory PowerPoint: (new window)

Welcome Video, shot 12/30/16 in New Mexico:

PTF at the VLA

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SDCCD Blackboard login:
Click Bb HERE (new window)

The folks at SDCCD Online Learning Pathways have incorporated the 'SmarterMeasure Online Readiness Assessment' into the Online Student Orientation (Click HERE for more info). SmarterMeasure will give the students a readiness report that will help them identify areas that would make them successful in an online class. I encourage students to take the Online Readiness Assessment.

Student Resources For BlackBoard:
Student Resources

A video to explain how to get going in Blackboard.
Simply click HERE


And now... Please read the next several frames 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

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!!!

See info below...

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

Powerpoint Presentations (Flash, HTML5 & PDF versions) based on Earth 11th Edition, by Tarbuck & Lutgens

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
work in progress - 155 slides!
Check out my geology web site E-mail address:
philfarq AT gmail.com
(NOT a clickable link)

Welcome !!!
Revised 23 May 2017, 3:20 PM PDT