an accident report in the case of an accident, an obituary or funeral program in the case of death
in the immediate family, or any additional proof.
Read requested assignments before lecture, come to class, take good notes, keep current with
the course's website and ask questions. We have no tolerance whatsoever for academic fraud
and we will be vigilant.
Material related to this course (pdfs of lectures, Q&A sheets, etc.) will be posted on the Virtual
Campus portal (Brightspace) on the University of Ottawa web site. For any problems regarding
access to the course material via Virtual Campus, please contact Teaching and Learning
In addition to course content, this is an efficient way to communicate with other students
registered in the class, TAs, and course coordinators. We will periodically post notices and
changes on the course site, as well as all exam marks.
No book is required for this course, but any Physical Geology or Introduction to Earth Science
book would be adequate. There are many editions, and they all contain the same information.
Moreover, searching the internet is free!
Suggested textbooks (available at the Morisset Library)
Tarbuck, Lutgens, & Tasa (2013). EARTH – An introduction to physical geology – 11th edition.
Tarbuck, E.J., Lutgens, F.K., Tsujita, C.J. (2005). EARTH – An introduction to physical geology,
Canadian edition. Prentice Hall.
CALL# QE 28.2.T37
Smith, G.A., Pun, A. (2006). How does Earth work? Physical geology and the process of
science. Pearson/Prentice Hall.
CALL# 28.2 S59
Grotzinger, J., Jordan, T.H., Press, F., Siever, R. (2007). Understanding Earth – 5th edition.
CALL# QE 28.P9
Stanley, S. M. (1999). Earth System History. Freeman.
CALL# QE 28.3.S735
Hamblin, W. K. (1998). Earth's dynamic systems. Prentice Hall.
CALL# QE 28.2.H35
Thompson, G. R. (1993). Modern physical geology. Saunders College Pub.
CALL# QE 28.2.T5
Skinner, B. J. (2004). Dynamic earth : an introduction to physical geology. John Wiley & Sons.
CALL# QE 28.2.S55