Polly A. Bouker
Associate Professor of Geology
239 Cedar Lane
Covington, GA 30014

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Office Hours Fall, 2014

  7:45-8:30 am 8:30-3:00 pm 7:45-8:30 am  
Physical Geology
TEXTBOOK ISBN# For Fall 2014
 - syllabus (on campus)
 - syllabus (online)
 - Mastering Geology Website
Course code for Fall 2014: MGEOLBOUKER88693

 - lab syllabus
Lab Safety Contract print from HERE

Historical Geology
 - syllabus (Spring, 2014)
 - semester schedule
 - Just for fun! Intro to Earth History
 - Publisher Website Access
 - lab syllabus (Spring, 2014)
 - lab schedule

 - Lab Safety Contract print from HERE

Environmental Science
 - syllabus - Fall, 2014 NEW!
 - Mastering Environmental Science Website

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Integrated Science
 - syllabus  
 - semester schedule
 - textbook information
 - lab safety contract



11/9/2013 GPC College Wide Geology Field Trip, Lake Allatoona

Polly Bouker at Rodeo Beach, San Francisco, California

"The Earth is what we all have in common."
by Wendell Barry

 News and Events

Geology and Environmental Science

April 13, 2013 Imery's Kaolin Mine, Sandersville, GA

Newton Campus Seismic Station

Click HERE for most recent seismogram recorded on Newton Campus.

Click HERE for other IRIS seismograms from the Seismographs in Schools project

Science Daily - Geology headlines and research news -
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Geotimes - Earth, energy, and environment news - click here!

Consider majoring in one of the fastest growing fields of study! GEOLOGY

See links from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in the frame on the right.





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Science at GPC

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My Background

I completed a B. S. Degree in Geology at Western Carolina University, and a M. S. Degree in Geology at the University of Georgia.  I decided to major in Geology after taking two introductory courses at GPC's Dunwoody Campus in the late 1980s (known as Dekalb College at that time).  Before those courses I had no intention of majoring in science!
After completing my M. S. degree, I taught middle and high school sciences for two  years, after which I taught part-time at Western Carolina University in the Geoscience Department.  I came to GPC as the "lone geoscientist" at the Lawrenceville Campus in fall of 2001, where I remained until I transferred to Rockdale/Newton Campus in January, 2007.



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Careers in the 
Geosciences *NEW*

The college majors most and least likely to lead to underemployment (Washington Post Blog 08/26/2014) CLICK HERE

Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook For Geology Related Careers 
   Petroleum Engineer
   Geological & Petroleum Tech
   Environmental Scientist

   Environmental Engineer  

25 College Majors with the Highest Unemployment Rates from cbs news

What can I do with a
 Geology degree?

Geology outlook by Georgia Southern - ppt

Critical Need for Geologists!

 Careers in the Geosciences
 by Earth Science World


Geology Degree
A. S. Degree

B. S. Degree
B. A. Degree

B. S. Degree

Mudcracks at James Floyd State Park 11/09/2013

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USGS Current Earthquake Information

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