Elements of Earth Science Lab – PHSC 211

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 06/16/2022

Course Description

An optional lab experience to accompany PHSC 210.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The purpose of this lab is to reveal the complex inter-relatedness of earth processes affecting the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere. These processes and the contemporary scientific paradigms upon which they are founded will be evaluated via the grid of biblical revelation. Naturally, particular attention will be given to the book of Genesis. In the end, this course is designed to broaden the student’s understanding of the earth and its function from both scientific and biblical perspectives.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 other classmates’ thread. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

Lab Safety Quiz

This quiz does not require any studying or preparation before taking it. It simply consists of 10 lab safety statements with which the student must agree or disagree. In order to receive full credit on the quiz, the student must agree with all 10 statements. If the student does not agree with all 10 statements on the quiz, he/she will not be allowed to continue in the course.

Chapter Quizzes (13)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module/week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice and short answer questions, and will have a time limit of 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Midterm Exam

The student will complete a Midterm Exam that will consist of 50 multiple-choice and short-answer questions and will be open-book/open-notes. The exam will have a time limit of 2 hours and 45 minutes and will cover lab exercises and the Reading & Study from Modules/Weeks 1–8.

Final Exam

The student will complete a Final Exam that will consist of 50 multiple-choice and short-answer questions and will be open-book/open-notes. The exam will have a time limit of 2 hours and 45 minutes and will cover lab exercises and the Reading & Study from Modules/Weeks 10–15.