Fall2007

GEOLOGY 1047

People and Volcanoes

Tu-Th, 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM, HH 216

 

 

 

Week††††† Date††††††††††††††††††††† Lecture Topics†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Reading†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Other†††††

I††††††††††††† Sept.4-7†††††††††††††††† Introduction†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -------††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Geologic Time, Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes†††††††††††† 1-22††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Choose Volcano

 

II†††††††††††† Sept. 10-14†††††††††† Geological Time, Plate Tectonics, and Volcanoes††††††† 22-46†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† Vol. Assigned

††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††† Library and Researching Volcanoes†††††††††††††††††††††† Rm 115 Lib††††††††††††††††††† Volcano Poems

 

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 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Minnesotaís North Shore†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Field Trip, SATURDAY 6th

 

VI†††††††††† Oct. 8-12†††††††††††††† People and Volcanoes††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Outline Due

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lab-pyroclastic Rocks

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

VII††††††††† Oct. 15-19†††††††††††† Volcanic Types, Work on Presentation†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Field Trip Report

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

VIII††††††† Oct. 22-26†††††††††††† First Presentations†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Writing I Due

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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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Due

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XII††††††††† Nov. 19-23††††††††††† Mineral Resources and Volcanoes†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Outline Due

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† No Class†††††† †††††

 

XIII††††††† Nov.26-30†††††††††††† Mineral Lab

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Presentations††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Writing II Due†††††

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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, rmorton@d.umn.edu

Office Hours: 1:00-2:00 Tues, 2:00-3:00 Wednesday, or by appointment

 


 

 

 

Grading:

Poems††††††††††††† 5%

Writing I††††††††† 12%

Writing II†††††††† 18%

Lab I††††††††††††††† 5%

Lab II†††††††††††††† 5%

Field Trip†††††††† 8%

Hazards ††††††††† 7%

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!

 

Course Description:

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.