Tu-Th, , HH 216
Week Date Lecture Topics Reading Other
III Sept. 18-22 People and Volcanoes Your Volcano Writing I
No Class on Thursday
IV Sept. 24-28 People and Volcanoes
Lab on lava flows Poems Due
V Oct. 1-5 Field Trip Preview-Volcanoes and
Minnesota’s North Shore Field Trip, SATURDAY 6th
VI Oct. 8-12 People and Volcanoes Outline Due
VII Oct. 15-19 Volcanic Types, Work on Presentation Field Trip Report
VIII Oct. 22-26 First Presentations Writing I Due
IX Oct. 29-Nov. 2 Volcanic Types, and Hazards, Hazards Project Hazards Web
Sign up for Review Exercise
X Nov. 5-9 Volcanic Hazards, Work on Exercise
XI Nov. 12-16 Volcanic Hot Springs Volcanic Hazards
XII Nov. 19-23 Mineral Resources and Volcanoes Outline Due
XIII Nov.26-30 Mineral Lab
Presentations Writing II Due
XIV Dec. 3-7 Presentations
XVI Dec. 10-14 Presentations
Text: Volcanoes in Human History by J. Zeilinga de Boer and D. Sanders
Instructor: Ron Morton, HH 215,726-7218, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Tues, 2:00-3:00 Wednesday, or by appointment
Writing I 12%
Writing II 18%
Lab I 5%
Lab II 5%
Field Trip 8%
Presentation I 15% (includes outline)
Presentation II 25% (includes outline)
Also this is a seminar class- you are expected to attend. If you are going to be absent please let me know.
Too many unexcused absences (ie more than 2) will result in a lower grade!
From 3.7 million year old footprints in volcanic ash through world changing eruptions like Tambora and Santorini to robots investigating Mars, this course explores the fascinating and dangerous relationship of humans and human civilizations with volcanoes.
Liberal Education Goals and Objectives:
The class will expose students to basic geological (plate tectonics, geological time) and volcanological (kinds of volcanoes, how they erupt, products of eruptions) concepts and the larger scientific principles of observation and interpretation. Students will see how these concepts impact humans and human civilizations. The class is also an example of how science can be integrated with history, mythology, sociology and art.
Disability: Individuals who have any disability, either permanent or temporary, which might affect their ability to perform in this course, are encouraged to inform the instructor at the start of the quarter. Adaptation of methods, materials, or testing may be made as required to provide for equitable participation.