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Tuolumne Meadows as seen from Pothole Dome in Yosemite National Park, California.

Home Page: Cronin's The Dynamic Earth

You will be required to read and sign an Acknowledgment Document and submit it to Dr. Cronin. Among other things, this document indicates your understanding that MasteringGeology and the laboratory are both required parts of this course, and that there are no makeups for work with missed deadlines or missed labs.

Current Tentative Syllabus for the Lecture Section

Link to course syllabus:

If you have questions, comments or problems related to this course, please contact Dr. Cronin using your Baylor email account at

MasteringGeology Is A Required Part Of This Course

A number of online exercises (homework, study modules, quizzes) are scheduled for you to complete in MasteringGeology accessed through the Canvas learning management system (LMS). All of them are graded in some way, and all have some sort of due date that is posted on the calendar you can access via MasteringGeology. Except for valid University excuses with written documentation (e.g., illness, bereavement, athletic, performance), there will be no re-setting of the online assignment deadlines to accommodate people who missed them this semester. If you miss the due date, you will not be able to make-up the exercises for credit.

To register for MasteringGeology, read and follow the directions provided on the PDF document

Help for students to register with MasteringGeology through the Canvas LMS at Baylor can also be found at

To get to the Canvas LMS, start at the Baylor homepage, select the STUDENTS link on the left of the screen, choose Online Tools on the left side of the subsequent screen, and then choose Canvas. This will link you to a login page for Canvas. After logging in with your Baylor ID and password, choose the correct course section: 201910 GEO 1405 02 - The Dynamic Earth

To get to Mastering Geology after you have logged in to Canvas, select the Geo 1405 course you are enrolled in, then select MyLab and Mastering along the left column. This should connect you to MasteringGeology at Pearson.

The Lab Is A Required Part Of This Course

Lab homepage:

Lab syllabus:

Final Exam Schedule For This Course

The final exam for students in my MWF 12:20-1:10 PM section is scheduled will be administered in the same classroom where we meet for lectures, from 2-4 PM on May 9, 2019.

Do not schedule your wedding, funeral, court date, Nobel Prize acceptance speech, or anything else to conflict with this final-exam date/time!

Some web resources

Canvas LMS Earth Science Literacy Principles Google Earth software

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