Building 29, Room 346
(206) 878-3710, ext. 3513
Office Hours: See Geol 101 syllabus
Your Geology 101 text and lab manual.
Other Required Materials/Fees:
A scientific calculator (presumably needed
for Geol 101 as well.)
Geology 189 is intended to help
you review or learn math and logic concepts you will need in order to be
successful in Geology 101. Topics include basic algebra (evaluating and
manipulating formulas) graph reading/interpretation, scientific notation, the
metric system, unit conversions, and radiometric decay.
The course is divided into
lessons. Each week there are two lessons. The lessons will be
organized to correspond to concepts you are currently using in Geology 101.
For each math concept there will be a short explanation of the concept, some
worked out examples/sample problems for you to study and then a quiz for you to
take to assess if you understand the concept.
Some of the
modules will be located on this website. Others will be located at
http://serc.carleton.edu/mathyouneed/ All will require you to take an
assessment on www.wamap.org at the end of the
Expectations for working online
Because the class is conducted
using distance education, you should have easy access to a computer connected to
the Internet. You will need an e-mail account in order to send questions to (and
receive answers from) the instructor. You will be expected to check your e-mail
regularly while in the class. If you have computer or Internet service
provider problems which prevent you from participating from home or if you do
not have home access to the Internet, you will be expected to use the computers
in the HCC library or the ICC if you have a current quarter computer pass.
If you do not have an email account there are many free services available on
You can access the class schedule
from the main class web page. Here is where to find a detailed listing of
each concept covered and its due date. It is important to do the work on
time so you will be covering the topics in time to apply them in your Geology
Highline has a free tutoring
center available to students in this and other courses. It is located in
Building 26, Room 319, and is an excellent source of help. I am willing to
help you with any of your geology 101 problems. Stop by my office or email
me questions if you need help.
Cheating, plagiarism, and other
forms of academic dishonesty are unacceptable at Highline Community College and
subject to disciplinary action.
If you need course adaptations or
accommodations because of a disability, please provide your instructor with the
Letter of Accommodation you have received from the
Office of Access Services located in building 6 in the Student Development
Completion of practice problems
(show your work when possible)
To receive full credit, you must do all the practice problems and turn them in
Late work receives partial credit - You will receive a class email specifying
the last day late work will be accepted.
Grading (percent of
total grade is given in parentheses)
activities (the submitted problems/quizzes)
Geology 101 Final Grade (40%)
Grade Calculation -
Your grade in this class will be compared
with your final Geology 101 grade. Whichever grade is higher will be
assigned to you as your grade for Geology 189 as long as you
successfully complete all the quizzes with at least a passing grade