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Lehrplan - Was Sie in diesem Kurs lernen werden

Woche
1
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course....
8 Lektüren, 1 Quiz
8 Lektüren
Welcome to Planet Earth...and You!10m
Syllabus15m
Google Earth Instructions30m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media5m
About the Discussion Forums15m
How Graded Discussions Work10m
Discussion Rubric10m
1 praktische Übung
Orientation Quiz15m
8 Stunden zum Abschließen

Week 1: Earthquakes!

In the lectures for this week, we will consider what an earthquake is, how it occurs, how we can record and measure its size, and what we can do to mitigate damage. Our first weekly assignment consists of reporting your own experience with earthquakes (if any). The Week 1 Lab gives you a chance to work with seismograms, locate an earthquake epicenter, and determine magnitude. Finally, the Week 1 Discussion addresses the balance between risks from quakes and costs of preventive measures. ...
18 Videos (Gesamt 115 min), 1 Lektüre, 3 Quiz
18 Videos
1.A.2 Generation of Earthquake Vibrations5m
1.A.3 Introduction to Faults4m
1.A.4 Types of Faults5m
1.A.5 Earthquake Waves6m
1.B.1 The Intensity and Magnitude of Earthquakes6m
1.B.2 Seismometers4m
1.B.3 Interpreting Seismograms and Earthquake Magnitude4m
1.B.4 Comparing Earthquakes5m
1.C.1 Damage Due to Ground Shaking5m
1.C.2 Other Consequences of Earthquakes7m
1.C.3 Tsunamis8m
1.D.1 The First Step in Predicting Earthquakes: Recognizing Where They Occur6m
1.D.2 Earthquake Recurrence Interval7m
1.D.3 Interpreting The Recurrence Interval4m
1.D.4 Efforts to Prevent Earthquake Devastation5m
1.D.5 Mitigating Earthquake Damage7m
Week 1 Lab: Triangulation Lab 13m
1 Lektüre
Week 1 Overview10m
3 praktische Übungen
Week 1 Quiz
Week 1 Assignment
Week 1 Lab30m
Woche
2
9 Stunden zum Abschließen

Week 2: Plate Tectonics

In the early twentieth century, publication of the hypothesis on continental drift caused an uproar that soon died down. Data collected in mid-century led geologists to reconsider the idea that continents could move. During the 1960s and 1970s, old ideas were reworked into what is now called the theory of plate tectonics. As we will see, this robust theory encompasses many geological phenomena that appear to be unrelated at first glance: earthquakes and volcanoes, but also ice ages, fossils, and mountains. Today, plate tectonics provides an overarching framework for interpreting the Earth. We study its details in Week 2, but we will return to this theory again and again throughout the rest of this course....
17 Videos (Gesamt 128 min), 1 Lektüre, 4 Quiz
17 Videos
2.A.2 Alfred Wegener & Continental Drift5m
2.A.3 Evidence for Continental Drift6m
2.A.4 New Discoveries Leading to Plate Tectonics: Seafloor Bathymetry10m
2.A.5 New Discoveries Leading to Plate Tectonics: Apparent Polar-Wander Paths7m
2.A.6 New Discoveries Leading to Plate Tectonics: Evidence for Seafloor Spreading11m
2.B.1 Discovering Plate Tectonics4m
2.B.2 Earth's Internal Layers and the Concept of a Plate7m
2.B.3 Three Types of Plate Boundaries: Divergent Plate Boundary6m
2.B.4 Three Types of Plate Boundaries: Convergent Plate Boundary6m
2.B.5 Three Types of Plate Boundaries: Transform Plate Boundary5m
2.B.6 Continental Rifts and Continental Collisions5m
2.B.7 Intraplate Earthquakes6m
2.B.8 The Velocity of Plate Motion7m
2.B.9 Plate Driving Mechanisms7m
Week 2 Lab: Plate Tectonics! Lab Part 111m
Week 2 Lab: Plate Tectonics! Lab Part 214m
1 Lektüre
Week 2 Overview10m
3 praktische Übungen
Week 2 Quiz
Week 2 Assignment
Week 2 Lab
Woche
3
8 Stunden zum Abschließen

Week 3: Volcanoes!

This week, you will learn how and where rocks can melt, and what happens when molten material of various compositions bursts out of the ground. The lecture videos also cover different types of eruptions, as well as the rocks and mountains produced by them. In the lab, you will study details about the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79. The discussion forum gives you the opportunity to weigh risks to people living on or near volcanoes and what can be done to minimize damage and loss of life. The weekly assignment provides a place for you to share your own experiences with volcanoes or eruptions or, if you have never been near a volcano, your thoughts about such events....
23 Videos (Gesamt 149 min), 1 Lektüre, 3 Quiz
23 Videos
3.A.2 Where Does Molten Rock Come From?5m
3.A.3 How Does Rock Melt?6m
3.A.4 Forming Molten Rock; a Magma Composition5m
3.A.5 Volcanoes Associated with Subduction5m
3.A.6 Melting at Rifts and Mid-Ocean Ridges6m
3.A.7 Melting at Hot Spots7m
3.B.1 Introduction to Igneous Rocks6m
3.B.2 What Are Igneous Rocks Composed Of?5m
3.B.3 When Molten Rock Solidifies7m
3.C.1 Types of Volcanic Eruptions6m
3.C.2 Magma and Lava with Gas6m
3.C.3 Eruption Materials6m
3.C.4 Pyroclastic Debris4m
3.C.5 Three Different Volcano Shapes5m
3.C.6 Eruption Styles and Case Studies4m
3.C.7 Case Studies of Volcanic Explosions: Pompeii, Present-Day Italy9m
3.C.8 Super Volcanoes in the Geologic Record7m
3.D.1 Volcanic Hazards, Part 15m
3.D.2 Volcanic Hazards, Part 28m
3.E.1 Predicting Volcanic Eruptions7m
3.E.2 Dealing with Volcanic Hazards6m
Week 3 Lab: Volcanoes! Lab Introduction 8m
1 Lektüre
Week 3 Overview10m
3 praktische Übungen
Week 3 Quiz
Week 3 Assignment
Week 3 Lab30m
Woche
4
10 Stunden zum Abschließen

Week 4: Rocks and Mineral Resources

As part of the Week 4 Assignment, you will take a close look at your daily surroundings to identify Earth resources. The video lectures for the week examine various aspects of finding, extracting, and using resources such as metals and stones. For the lab, you will utilize Google Earth to examine several mining sites around the world. In the discussion, you will weigh the pros and cons of mining operations, as many communities have had to do already. This week also includes peer grading discussions, as explained on the How Graded Discussions Work page. Finally, we provide an optional assignment for those who would like to identify some common minerals....
19 Videos (Gesamt 141 min), 1 Lektüre, 4 Quiz
19 Videos
4.A.2 Origin of Earth Materials5m
4.A.3 Defining Minerals7m
4.A.4 Clues for Identifying Minerals8m
4.B.1 Introducing Classes of Rocks5m
4.B.2 The Nature of Igneous Rocks9m
4.B.3 Different Types of Sedimentary Rocks4m
4.B.4 Formation of Clastic Sedimentary Rocks6m
4.B.5 Primary Sedimentary Structures and Sedimentary Basins6m
4.B.6 Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks6m
4.C.1 How Rocks Can Change11m
4.C.2 Metamorphic Rocks Part 18m
4.C.3 Metamorphic Rocks Part 27m
4.C.4 The Rock Cycle3m
4.D.1 The Practical Uses of Rocks8m
4.D.2 The Nature of Metal Ore Deposits9m
4.D.3 Global Steel Usage5m
4.E.1 Non-Metallic Minerals – Concrete and Crushed Rock10m
4.E.2 Other Non-Metallic Resources – Brick, Gypsum, Dimension Stone9m
1 Lektüre
Week 4 Overview10m
3 praktische Übungen
Week 4 Quiz
Week 4 Assignment
Week 4 Lab30m
Woche
5
8 Stunden zum Abschließen

Week 5: Energy Resources

The video lectures for this week cover various aspects of energy usage by modern civilization, especially our utilization of fossil fuels. The Week 5 Lab sends you on a Google Earth tour of energy-producing sites around the world, places where both conventional and alternative forms of energy are being generated. The Week 5 Assignment gives you a chance to survey your own personal use of energy – where does it come from and how much do you use – and then to share the information with others in the class. During the Week 5 Discussion, you will consider the implications of how society uses the energy of fossil fuels and the implications for the local environment and global climate....
18 Videos (Gesamt 130 min), 1 Lektüre, 3 Quiz
18 Videos
5.A.2. Human Use of Energy Over Time8m
5.B.1. Sources of Energy: Coal Part 16m
5.B.2. Sources of Energy: Coal Part 26m
5.B.3. Sources of Energy: Coal Part 35m
5.B.4. Problems Associated with Coal Mining5m
5.B.5. Problems Associated with Coal Use4m
5.C.1. Formation of Hydrocarbons: Oil and Gas7m
5.C.2. Conventional vs. Non-Conventional Hydrocarbons: Conventional Reserves9m
5.C.3. Exploring and Drilling for Oil9m
5.C.4. Transporting and Refining Oil4m
5.C.5. Where Does Oil Occur, and Why?6m
5.D.1. Non-Conventional Hydrocarbons: Tar Sands and Oil Shale5m
5.D.2. Natural Gas6m
5.D.3. Obtaining Shale Gas: Hydrofracturing7m
5.D.4. Challenges Associated with Obtaining Shale Gas11m
5.E.1. Some Hazards of Oil Production6m
5.E.2. Alternative Energy Resources8m
1 Lektüre
Week 5 Overview10m
3 praktische Übungen
Week 5 Quiz
Week 5 Assignment
Week 5 Lab30m
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von SHSep 11th 2017

This is the second time that I took this course. It was more in depth in topics than the original course, and I enjoyed it. Good presentation. Thank you.

von SPJul 23rd 2017

Very good information - I loved the Google Earth Labs you guys set up for us. Really useful and a fun way to connect knowledge with real life.

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Dr. Stephen Marshak

Professor and Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment
Department of Geology
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Dr. Eileen Herrstrom

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