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Welcome to the web site for Terry J. Boroughs

Hi, I'm Terry J. Boroughs, and welcome to my ARC web site.  I teach Geology and other Earth Sciences here at ARC and I hope to see you in one of my classes!  I have provided some links concerning my courses, as well as various topics relating to Geology and the Earth Sciences.  Have Fun Exploring!


figure of a Triceratops fossil skeleton


Terry J. Boroughs,

Adjunct Earth Science Instructor


Science Division Fax: 484-8725



All Students Spring 2018:

Welcome Back!!

  • Warning: Parking can sometimes be difficult during the first few weeks of the semester.  With the construction taking place and the portable buildings now taking up space in the parking lots, you may want to arrive early, just in case, to find a parking space in the smaller parking lots!  By the way, If you park in a no parking zone, handicap zone, staff parking, etc. without the appropriate placards and/or stickers you will be ticketed!  Parking enforcement will be in full force beginning with the first day of classes!

  • Warning:  If you do not come to the first day of class you may lose your space to someone on the the wait list who does show up for class!

ARC Office HoursTuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM  and from 6:30 to 7:00 PM (room 424 or 425, ARC, depending upon room availability) or by appointment.

All ARC Students: 

  • This is just a reminder that the Science Success Center will be open for the Fall and Summer Semesters.. students are taught Study Skills such as annotation of text, paraphrasing, concept mapping, graphics reading, etc, within the context of their science course. All of the homework students do comes from the text, notes and handouts of YOUR course. Research shows that students who finish the SSC have about 15-20% higher success rates than students who do not complete the course. Students are required to have 6 to 8 meetings of 20 to 30 minutes with an IA, and they must complete all of the required homework assignments.

    • If you have any questions about the Success Center, please contact the Success Center directly and talk to one of the IAs (484-8204 or

  • The ARC Career and Job Opportunity Center offers an array of resources to assist students in choosing career options, preparing for employment, and researching current job openings. 

  • The campus IT department recently changed the server for our websites, which changed the addresses of most of the links included in my pages.  I have updated my website, but if you come across a link that doesn't work, please let me know, by contacting me at:

All ARC Students Fall 2017:

  • "Official" Gades have been posted and your grades can also be found on D2L. 

  • Have a great rest of the  Break Everyone!

  • If you haven't already picked up your graded materials, I will have them available upon request during Office Hours, starting this Thursday (1-18-2018) during the first couple of weeks of the Spring 2018 semester.  After then, I will be disposing of any remaining materials.

If you discover any links that do not work or if you encounter any problems please contact me!


  • RIP Leonard Nimoy!  March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015

    • Mr. Nimoy's character of "Mr. Spock" was an inspiration to future scientists everywhere!  He was also a modern-day Renaissance man.  A rare individual, indeed!  He will be missed!

  • RIP Neil Armstrong! First Man on the Moon. Aug. 5, 1930 - Aug. 25, 2012 

    • Armstrong's family suggests amongst other things that "For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."

    • For more information visit:


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Bridal Veils Falls, Yosemite.River Bend, Paria Canyon by C Larry CarverGrand Teton National Park, Wyoming


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Last updated January 16, 2018


Terry J. Boroughs