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Engineering Geology CVL 3315 Course Outline Dr. Sari Abusharar University of Palestine Faculty of Applied Engineering

Engineering Geology

CVL 3315

Course Outline

Dr. Sari Abusharar

University of Palestine Faculty of Applied Engineering and Urban Planning Civil Engineering Department

2 nd Semester 2014-2015

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Course Outline

Course Outline Course Description This course introduces the student to the various aspects of geology, including

Course Description

This course introduces the student to the various aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, crustal deformation, the interior of the earth, and surface processes. Students will learn critical thinking skills through using the scientific method to solve various geologic problems, including discussion of competing geologic theories. Students will also learn how geology applies to natural resources and the understanding of natural hazards.

Total Credits

3 credit hour

Classes Schedule

#101: Saturday/Monday/ Wednesday @ 8:00-10:00 (BK203) #102: Saturday/Monday/ Wednesday @ 10:00-11:00 (BK203)

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Course Outline Instructor Dr. Sari Abusharar Office Hours #101: Saturday @ 11:00-12:00 #102: Wednesday @ 11:00-12:00

Instructor

Dr. Sari Abusharar

Office Hours

#101: Saturday @ 11:00-12:00 #102: Wednesday @ 11:00-12:00 @Department of Civil Engineering

Email

s.abusharar@up.edu.ps

Telephone

NA

Course Outline

Course Outline Text book Essentials of Geology by Lutgens, Tarbuck, and Tasa, 11 edition, 2012. References

Text book

Essentials of Geology by Lutgens,

Tarbuck, and Tasa, 11 th edition,

2012.

References

Introduction to Physical Geology by Thompson and Turk, 1997.

Engineering Geology by Bell F. G.,

  • 2 nd edition, 2007.

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Course Outline Course Goals and Objectives 1. Learn various aspects of geology. 2. learn critical thinking

Course Goals and Objectives

  • 1. Learn various aspects of geology.

  • 2. learn critical thinking skills through using the scientific method to solve various geologic problems.

  • 3. learn how geology applies to natural resources and the understanding of natural hazards.

Teaching Methodology

Lectures Group discussion Assignment Quizzes Term research

Course Outline

Course Outline Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) Upon completion of the course the student is expected to:

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Upon completion of the course the student is expected to:

  • a. Know essential facts about the nature of the solid earth and its processes.

  • b. Know why a rock formed and will be introduced to past and present ideas and to the scientific method as it has been applied to the problem.

  • c. Know how geology intersects with their personal lives, with the metals and energy

they

use,

and

with

the complex social

implications of 'good' and 'bad' geologic interpretation in civil engineering.

Course Outline

Course Outline Assessment : Quizzes: 5 points Attendence: 5 points Term research: 10 points Mid-term Exam:

Assessment:

Quizzes: 5 points Attendence: 5 points Term research: 10 points Mid-term Exam: 20 points Final Exam: 60 points

Policies:

Students arriving more than 5 minutes late are not allowed to enter the class. Assignments will not be accepted after deadline. Cheating is not allowed.

Course Outline

Course Outline Class Schedule Week Topics Date 1 Chapter 1: An Introduction to Geology 2 Chapter

Class Schedule

Week

Topics

Date

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Chapter 1: An Introduction to Geology

 

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Chapter 2: Matter and Minerals

 

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Chapter 3: Igneous Rocks and Intrusive Activity

 

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Chapter 4: Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards

 

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Chapter 5: Weathering and Soils

 

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Midterm Exam

 

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Chapter 6: Sedimentary Rocks

 

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Chapter 7: Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks

 

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Chapter 8: Mass Wasting

 

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Chapter 9: Running Water

 

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Chapter 10: Groundwater

 

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Chapter 12: Deserts and Wind

 

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Chapter 17: Crustal Deformation and Mounting Building

 

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Final Exam

 
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