GEOL 106: Earthquake Country (Fall 2016)

Geology 106: Earthquake Country

Fall 2016

Lecture: CRN 43928 Section 2 TR 15:00 – 16:20 Founders Hall 118

  • Instructor: Dr. Jason Robert Patton
  • Email: Jason.Patton at humboldt.edu
  • Office: Founders Hall 136
  • Phone: 707.826.3923
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Course Syllabus: pdf file

    Lectures

  • Week 1: Introduction to Natural Hazards, Scientific Method, Energy, Origin of the Earth, Earth’s Structure
  • Week 2: Introduction to Plate Tectonics and Plate Motions
  • Week 3: Plate Motions, Seismology, Magnitude, and Intensity
  • Week 4: Seismology, Magnitude, Intensity, Fault Types, and Plate Boundaries
  • Week 5: Geophysical and Geological Evidence for Great Earthquakes
  • Week 6: Mid Term I and Online Activity 1
  • Week 7: Review Mid Term I and Online Activity 1, Crustal Earthquakes Earthquakes
  • Week 8: Earthquake Damage
  • Week 9: Tsunami
  • Week 10: Earthquake Statistics and Recurrence
  • Week 11: Research Paper and Video Assignments
  • Week 12: Mid Term II and Online Activity 2, Plate Tectonic Rate Analysis
  • Week 13: Volcanoes and Mendocino triple junction
  • Fall Break
  • Week 14: Floods
  • Week 15: Floods (cont.) and Class Videos



    Quizzes

  • Quizzes

    Research Paper Guide

  • Here is research paper writing guide and example paper.
  • Here is the rubric that will be used to evaluate all reports and research papers.


    Additional Resources

  • Living on Shaky Ground How to survive earthquakes and tsunamis in northern California (website) (pdf pamphlet)

    Gender Neutral Pronouns

  • Here is a page where I present some gender neutral pronouns that I use in my classes.

Schedule


Geological Society of America Timescale (click on image to download pdf file).



Plagiarism Flowchart Infographic (click to enlarge)


Course Material and Educational Resources