ESSC 101 01 Spring 2014 Syllabus

Topics: Final examination, Geology, Education Pages: 5 (1344 words) Published: March 24, 2015
ESSC 101-01
MW 12:30-1:45
Spring 2014

Instructor: Bruce A Sherman
Office: Science Building Annex 225
Phone: 985-549-2026
Office Hours: Monday 8:30-10:50, 1:45-2:30, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-9:20, 11-12:20, 1:45-2:30, Wednesday 1:45-2:30, Friday 10:50-12.

Textbook: Physical Geology 14th ed., Plummer, Carlson and Hammersley, Evolution of the Earth 8th ed., Prothero and Dott.

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the basic concepts of Geology.


All students are expected to attend lecture.

All students are expected to sign the attendance sheet. DO NOT sign in for anyone but yourself.

If you have a recurring special need related to attendance, please see me after the first class and explain your situation. If you have to leave class early, let me know at the beginning of class.

Each student is responsible for all material covered in any lectures that they are absent from.


All absences require documentation to be considered excused. This documentation is due the first class period after the absence occurs!

Also, no blanket excuses. If you have a recurring health concern let me know as soon as possible.

Failure to do the above will result in your absence being unexcused. Simply sending an email does NOT excuse you from class. Also, excuses will NOT be considered after the aforementioned times (such as at the end of the semester.)

Acceptable Documentation: Official University excuses, Official Dr. Notes, Official Funeral home notifications (no obituaries unless your name is in it), Police Reports, Notes from employers on company letterhead, Military orders, receipts (only if your name is on it, i.e. towing bill)

Non-acceptable documentation: Obituaries, notes from parents, emails, receipts.

ATHELETES: You have to bring a University Excuse form BEFORE the trip in order for it to be excused. Check with your coach for the form.
It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from the class. Ceasing to attend class does not withdraw you. If your name is on the class list at the end of the semester, and you have not withdrawn from the class, you will receive an “F” for the course.

LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW from regular semester classes or the University is Friday, March 14th.

Electronic Communication:

SELU email account (As per University policy, all electronic correspondence will be through the Southeastern email system.) The course syllabus and other related material will be available on Moodle. Please include your class and section number on all email correspondence.

Classroom Behavior:

As per University policy, the classroom is not a place for children, as such; students are not to bring their family members for daycare or babysitting.

Unless authorized by the Office of Disability Services, NO LAPTOPS allowed in lecture.

“Free discussion, inquiry, and expression is encouraged in this class. Classroom behavior that interferes with either (a) the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or (b) the ability of students to benefit from the instruction is not acceptable. Examples may include routinely entering class late or departing early; use of beepers, cellular telephones, or other electronic devices; repeatedly talking in class without being recognized; talking while others are speaking; or arguing in a way that is perceived as “crossing the civility line.” In the event of a situation where a student legitimately needs to carry a beeper/cellular telephone to class, prior notice and approval of the instructor is required.” Classroom behavior which is deemed inappropriate and cannot be resolved by the student and the faculty member may be referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs for administrative or disciplinary review as per the Code of Student Conduct which may be found at .


3 “mid-term” exams (100 pts ea.)...
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