Professor L.S. Rigano
Department of Physical Sciences
Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY 11530

Voice: (516) 572-7278
Fax: (516) 572-0651
Email address: riganol@ncc.edu



NCC College of the Air Notes

Office Hours:

Room D 3090

THUR... TBA
FRI... 8:00-9:15
SUN... TBA


TENTATIVE MEETINGS,EXAM & FIELD TRIP DATES:

On Campus Meetings

Sec YA.....

TBA

Long Island Field Trip

Sec YA.....TBA

"The Earth Revealed" video series

TBA on WLIW21

Laboratory Exam

Sec YA.....TBA


Educational History

  1. University: SUNY at Stony Brook
    Stony Brook, NY
    Degree: Master of Arts
    Dates: 9/93 - 12/97
  2. University: Adelphi University
    Garden City, NY
    Degree: Master of Science
    Dates: 9/86 - 5/88
  3. University: SUNY at Old Westbury
    Old Westbury, NY
    Degree: Bachelor of Science
    Dates: 9/84 - 5/86
  4. University: Nassau Community College
    Garden City, NY
    Degree: Associate of Science
    Dates: 9/82 - 5/84




Class Schedule:

Environmental Science 1

SCI 109 SEC C1
Fridays 9:30 - 12:15 Room C210

Environmental Science 1

SCI 109 SEC K1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15 Room TBA
Wednesdays 9:30-12:15 Room C212

Environmental Science 1

SCI 109 SEC N1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30 - 3:45 Room TBA
Wednesdays 12:30 - 3:15 Room C212

Physical Geology

SCI 103 SEC YA
Sundays 9:00-12:00 Room TBA

Environmental Issues of Metropolitan New York

SCI 120 SEC Z5
Spring Intersession (5/17/03 - 5/26/03)
8:00am - 6:00pm
Room C307
{10 Day Lab Science Field Course}

Course Outline

NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. 11530
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES


Fall 2005

Course: SCI 103
Instructor: L.S. Rigano
Phone: 572-7278
Fax: 572-0651
e-mail: riganol@ncc.edu
Web Page: http://www.sunynassau.edu/users/riganol/professor.html
Office: D3090
Office Hours: TBA
Dept. of Physical Sciences office: D3090
Dept. of Physical Sciences phone: 572-7278/79
Text: "Earth: Portrait Of A Planet" 1st edition
Stephen Marshak
Lab manual: exercises in Physical Geology 12th edition
Hamblin and Howard

WEEK NUMBER: (ASSIGNMENTS and LECTURE TOPICS)

WK #1: Chap. 1, Appendix A
Introduction
Age & Scale of the Universe
What is Geology

WK #2:
Map Reading & Scale
Latitude & Longitude
Topographic Maps

WK #3: Chap. 5, Appendix B
Introduction to Minerals
Mineral Identification
HW #1 (Review Questions Chap.1 #1,2,8,9 & 10 and Chap.5 #1,8,9,10 & 16)

WK #4: Chap. 2 & 3
Earth's Interior
Plate Tectonics
Sea Floor Spreading
QUIZ #1


WK #5: Chap. 9,10 & Interlude A
Igneous Rocks: Extrusive
Volcanism
HW #2 (Review Questions Chap.2 #1,4,9,10 & 13 and Chap.3 #2,3,8,10 & 12)

WK #6: Chap. 6
Igneous Rocks: Intrusive
Bowen's Reaction Series
Quiz #2

WK #7: Chap. 17
Weathering, Sedimentation and Soil Formation
HW #3 (Review Questions Chap.9 #1,3,5,7 & 11 and Chap.6 #1,6,7,12 & 14)


WK #8: Chap. 18
Shoreline
Coastal Processes
MIDTERM

WK #9: Chap. 7
Sedimentary Rocks
HW#4 (Review Questions Chap.18 #1,2,3,4 & 5 and Chap.7 #2,3,5,9 & 11)
Quiz #3

WK #10: Chap. 8
Metamorphism
Metamorphic Rocks
Quiz #4

WK #11: Chap. 12,Interlude B
The Rock Cycle
Geologic Time & Age Dating
HW#5 (Review Questions Chap.8 #1,2,5,9 & 11 and Chap.12 #3,5,8,11 & 13)

WK #12: Chap. 22
Glaciers
Long Island Glacial History


WK #13: Chap. 19,Interlude E
Hydrologic Cycle
Ground Water
Quiz #5

WK #14: LAB EXAM
Karst Topography
Water Budget

WK #15: FINAL EXAM
Long Island Geomorphology

Quizzes count as one exam. All Quizzes and exams are given in class. This instructor does not give make up labs or quizzes. Homeworks are due 1 week after they are posted.

No student shall receive academic credit for this course unless they are properly enrolled. Students will not be signed into this course at a later date. Occasionally a student is allowed to enter the class after the official start date of the semester. That student will be responsible for all work, labs, reports, etc. that the other students were responsible for. Many times the work cannot be made up and it should be understood that late entry might affect the student's final grade.

Be on time, DROP THIS CLASS if you will be arriving late to class because of your job or other commitments! A student with poor attendance will not receive any curve on an exam if one is given. If you arrive late to class, it is your responsibility to speak to me after class so the attendance register can be corrected. Personal communication devices are to be turned off during class. The instructor also reserves the right to remove a student for disruptive behavior in class or at a field trip site.

All students enrolled in SCI 103 must purchase a scientific calculator and a pair of safety glasses. All students must bring two #2 pencils to class each week.

Each student is responsible for his/her own transportation to and from all field trip sites. Attendance to all field trips is mandatory. You will be tested on information gathered at the field trip site. Wear comfortable but sturdy shoes. Wear light colored trousers or long calf length white socks to protect against and detect the presence of insects. An insect repellent is strongly suggested. Bring a notebook & pen to all field trip sites.

Excessive lateness and/or absenteeism, class participation, behavior in class, quality of work turned in, work completed on time, and test grades are used for evaluation of the final grade.


Lecture midterm: 20%
Lecture final: 20%
Lecture quizzes: 20%
Homework: 10%
Lab exam: 10%
Labs: 20%

LINKS TO LECTURE TOPICS


U.S. Metric Association

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library

Geology & Geography Of The N.Y. Bight

U.S. Geological Survey

Hudson Canyon

National Geophysical Data Center

Atlantic Coast of N.Y. Monitoring Program

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Web Pages

Costal Inlets Research Program

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite,Data and Info. Service