Department of Geosciences
North Dakota State University
GEOLOGY 428 / 628:
Dates: Fall Semester 2012
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Instructor: B. Saini-Eidukat, office 127 Stevens Hall, tel 701-231-8785
Office Hours:Wed 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or by appointment
Text: Faure, G., Principles and Applications of Geochemistry, 2nd ed., Prentice Hall
Web Site: http://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~sainieid/geochem/
Student Project Reports:
Short Oral Presentations
Written Reports (for graduate students)
Intended Student Outcomes:
Examinations and Grading:
Grading will be based on three exams (short answer, multiple choice and essay), occasional quizzes, approximately six homework assignments, and a project. Each person will undertake an independent class project on some aspect of Aqueous Geochemistry, and will present results as a short class presentation. Graduate students will be required to submit a paper based on their class project.
|Three exams||60 %
|Quizzes and homework||20%|
The final letter grade will be assigned based on the following table, unless the class average deviates significantly from 75%. In the latter case, a "curve" will be applied.
|Exam 1||Sept. 27
|Exam 2||Oct. 30|
|Exam 3||Dec. 11, 1:00 - 3:00 pm|
Special Needs: Any students who need special accommodations for learning or who have special needs are invited to share these concerns or requests with the instructor as soon as possible.
Academic Responsibility: All work in this course must be completed in a manner consistent with NDSU University Senate Policy, section 335: Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct (http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/policy/335.htm)