Modified: Friday, January 17, 2003

Geol 1001 Introductory Geology 4 credits Offered Spring Semesters

An introduction to the structure and evolution of the earth and its landforms,

including the study of minerals and rocks, volcanic activity, earthquakes, and

the theory of plate tectonics. The geology of Minnesota is emphasized.



Geol 2010 Geomorphology 4 credits Offered Fall Semesters

A study of landforms and the geologic processes that create and modify them.

Topographic maps and aerial photographs are used as tools for interpreting the

origin and geologic history of landscapes.




Instructor: Glenn Langhorst
Email: glang@mail.fdl.cc.mn.us
Office Phone: 879-0847
Home Phone: 389-6212
Office Hours:

  • Mon 11:15-12:00
  • Wed 9-10:00/11:15-12:00
  • Fri 9-10:00

Class Meets: 9-10:40 AM Tuesday-Thursday

Last day to withdraw from class: November 27

Text: Reading Maps by Paul Riffel

Required materials:

  • 3-Ring Binder
  • Colored Pencils - 24 pack
  • Metric Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Black Rolling Ball Pens
  • Pencil Box


Your final grade is based upon the percentage of points earned from the total points offered from exams, labs, class projects, and presentations.

    90% of total points = A

    80% " " " = B

    70% " " " = C

    60% " " " = D

Exam Dates:

  1. EXAM I Sept 14
  2. EXAM II Oct 12
  3. EXAM III Nov 9
  4. EXAM IV Dec 7
  5. FINAL EXAM Dec 21

Make-up Exam Policy:

  • To qualify for taking a make-up exam, the following criteria must be met:
  • Student must complete a Make-up Exam Agreement form BEFORE regularly scheduled exam is given to class. (See example of agreement on back of syllabus)
  • Make-up exams must be taken BEFORE corrected exams are returned to the class.
  • Student will forfeit exam points if make-up exam criteria stated above are not met.

Course Notes:

  • Regular attendance is essential for success in this course. Graded in-class activities cannot be made up if missed.
  • Students are responsible for signing the daily attendance sheet. Retroactive sign-ins will not be permitted.
  • This being a college course, correct spelling is expected on all course work.
  • All incompletes must be arranged prior to last day of class.

*Students with physical impairments or learning disabilities which may affect their learning experience are encouraged to discuss any special needs that may be required with the instructor.