J-Term 2015 Courses

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GEOL 111 - 01 Intro Physical Geology - T W R F - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124
CRN: 10202 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Rebecca Clotts A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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GEOL 111 - 51 Intro Physical Geology LAB - T W R F - - 1300 - 1500 OSS 124
CRN: 10203 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Angela R. Donatelle A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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Spring 2015 Courses

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GEOL 111 - 01 Intro Physical Geology M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OWS 150
CRN: 21341 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Rebecca Clotts A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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GEOL 111 - 02 Intro Physical Geology M - W - - - - 1730 - 1915 OSS 124
CRN: 21344 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Rebecca Clotts A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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GEOL 111 - 51 Intro Physical Geology Lab M - - - - - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 124
CRN: 21345 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeni A. McDermott A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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GEOL 111 - 52 Intro Physical Geology Lab - T - - - - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124
CRN: 21359 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Tiffani F. Navratil A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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GEOL 111 - 53 Intro Physical Geology Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1530 OSS 124
CRN: 21716 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Tiffani F. Navratil A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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GEOL 111 - 54 Intro Physical Geology Lab - T - - - - - 1600 - 1800 OSS 124
CRN: 21734 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Tiffani F. Navratil A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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GEOL 111 - 57 Intro Physical Geology LAB M - - - - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 21342 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Rebecca Clotts A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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GEOL 111 - 58 Intro Physical Geology LAB - - W - - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 21343 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Rebecca Clotts A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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GEOL 114 - 01 Science of Natural Disaster - T - R - - - 1730 - 1915 OSS LL18
CRN: 20142 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Carolyn A. Dykoski This introductory geology course focuses on how and why natural disasters occur, as well as on their effects and how scientists study them. The course will examine internal and external earth processes and in particular how these processes impact humans. Course emphases will be upon the principles underlying natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, coastal processes, and extinctions. We will use case studies of recent and historic events to understand these natural processes. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 114 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 115.

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GEOL 114 - 51 Science of Nat Disaster Lab - T - - - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 20143 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Carolyn A. Dykoski This introductory geology course focuses on how and why natural disasters occur, as well as on their effects and how scientists study them. The course will examine internal and external earth processes and in particular how these processes impact humans. Course emphases will be upon the principles underlying natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, coastal processes, and extinctions. We will use case studies of recent and historic events to understand these natural processes. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 114 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 115.

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GEOL 114 - 52 Science of Nat Disaster Lab - - - R - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 20981 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Carolyn A. Dykoski This introductory geology course focuses on how and why natural disasters occur, as well as on their effects and how scientists study them. The course will examine internal and external earth processes and in particular how these processes impact humans. Course emphases will be upon the principles underlying natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, coastal processes, and extinctions. We will use case studies of recent and historic events to understand these natural processes. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 114 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 115.

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GEOL 130 - 01 Earth History M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OSS 127
CRN: 21738 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Eric W. Stevens The course introduces fundamental geologic concepts while examining the major tectonic, chemical and biological events that shaped the Earth through time. It will include a study of fossils, sedimentary structures, depositional environments, radiometric dating techniques, and other tools geoscientists use to interpret the past. Throughout the course global events will be studied but focus will be on the North American continent.

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GEOL 130 - 51 Earth History Lab M - - - - - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 123
CRN: 21739 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Eric W. Stevens The course introduces fundamental geologic concepts while examining the major tectonic, chemical and biological events that shaped the Earth through time. It will include a study of fossils, sedimentary structures, depositional environments, radiometric dating techniques, and other tools geoscientists use to interpret the past. Throughout the course global events will be studied but focus will be on the North American continent.

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GEOL 130 - 52 Earth History Lab - T - - - - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 123
CRN: 21740 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Eric W. Stevens The course introduces fundamental geologic concepts while examining the major tectonic, chemical and biological events that shaped the Earth through time. It will include a study of fossils, sedimentary structures, depositional environments, radiometric dating techniques, and other tools geoscientists use to interpret the past. Throughout the course global events will be studied but focus will be on the North American continent.

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GEOL 162 - 01 Earth's Record of Climate M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OSS 124
CRN: 22223 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Kevin M. Theissen Climate change is among the most pressing challenges in our world today. In this course we will explore the Earth's climate system and the climatic changes that have occurred during the history of our planet. We will use a number of geological "fingerprints" to examine past climate and modern data to examine climate change in recent decades. You will gain hands-on experience collecting, analyzing, and interpreting climate data in several laboratory projects and in course exercises designed with an emphasis on scientific inquiry and problem solving. NOTE: Students who recieve credit for GEOL 162 may not recieve credit for GEOL 462

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GEOL 162 - 51 Earth's Record of Climate Lab - - W - - - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 124
CRN: 22224 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Kevin M. Theissen Climate change is among the most pressing challenges in our world today. In this course we will explore the Earth's climate system and the climatic changes that have occurred during the history of our planet. We will use a number of geological "fingerprints" to examine past climate and modern data to examine climate change in recent decades. You will gain hands-on experience collecting, analyzing, and interpreting climate data in several laboratory projects and in course exercises designed with an emphasis on scientific inquiry and problem solving. NOTE: Students who recieve credit for GEOL 162 may not recieve credit for GEOL 462

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GEOL 162 - 52 Earth's Record of Climate Lab - - - R - - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124
CRN: 22225 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Kevin M. Theissen Climate change is among the most pressing challenges in our world today. In this course we will explore the Earth's climate system and the climatic changes that have occurred during the history of our planet. We will use a number of geological "fingerprints" to examine past climate and modern data to examine climate change in recent decades. You will gain hands-on experience collecting, analyzing, and interpreting climate data in several laboratory projects and in course exercises designed with an emphasis on scientific inquiry and problem solving. NOTE: Students who recieve credit for GEOL 162 may not recieve credit for GEOL 462

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GEOL 211 - 01 Earth Materials M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OSS 123
CRN: 22226 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tatiana Vislova Earth's materials record the vast history of the earth, help us understand current earth processes and are vital to our daily living. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify many common Earth materials and their components, describe how they formed, state where on or in Earth they typically form, and describe their economic and environmental importance. We will travel to the Badlands and Black Hills, SD, to collect data from several field sites for analysis during the rest of the semester. Prerequisite: one of GEOL 102, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115 or 161

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GEOL 211 - 51 Earth Materials Lab - - W - - - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 123
CRN: 22227 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Tatiana Vislova Earth's materials record the vast history of the earth, help us understand current earth processes and are vital to our daily living. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify many common Earth materials and their components, describe how they formed, state where on or in Earth they typically form, and describe their economic and environmental importance. We will travel to the Badlands and Black Hills, SD, to collect data from several field sites for analysis during the rest of the semester. Prerequisite: one of GEOL 102, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115 or 161

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GEOL 360 - 01 Fund of Lithosphere II M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OSS 120
CRN: 22228 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Melissa A. Lamb Continuation of GEOL 340. Prerequisite: GEOL 260 and 340

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GEOL 360 - 51 Fund of Lithosphere II Lab M - - - - - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 120
CRN: 22229 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Melissa A. Lamb Continuation of GEOL 340. Prerequisite: GEOL 260 and 340

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GEOL 410 - 01 Hydrogeology - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 120
CRN: 22230 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeni A. McDermott This course focuses on groundwater and how geology influences its recharge, movement, storage, and withdrawal. The course will cover basic concepts of surface- and subsurface water flow, aquifer properties, well testing, heterogeneity in aquifers, groundwater chemistry and contamination, the role of groundwater in geological processes, and regional groundwater systems. Examples, labs, and projects will focus on groundwater in Minnesota and its immediate surroundings. Prerequisite: one of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115 or 161; GEOL 360 recommended

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GEOL 410 - 51 Hydrogeology Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 120
CRN: 22231 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeni A. McDermott This course focuses on groundwater and how geology influences its recharge, movement, storage, and withdrawal. The course will cover basic concepts of surface- and subsurface water flow, aquifer properties, well testing, heterogeneity in aquifers, groundwater chemistry and contamination, the role of groundwater in geological processes, and regional groundwater systems. Examples, labs, and projects will focus on groundwater in Minnesota and its immediate surroundings. Prerequisite: one of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115 or 161; GEOL 360 recommended

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GEOL 461 - 01 Medical Geology M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OWS 250
CRN: 21744 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer T. McGuire This course explores the effects of geologic materials and processes on human health. Topics include exposure to or deficiency of trace metals and minerals, inhalation of ambient and anthropogenic mineral dusts and volcanic emissions; transportation, modification and concentration of organic compounds; and exposure to radionuclide's, mibrobes and pathogens in various geologic settings. The knowledge and skills covered in this course will provide an understanding of the geological and biological processes controlling various health concerns and thus provides a preparation to contribute to important societal questions. Prerequisites: GEOL 310 or ESCI 310 or permission of the instructor NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 161 may not receive credit for GEOL 461

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GEOL 461 - 51 Medical Geology/Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 379
CRN: 21745 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer T. McGuire This course explores the effects of geologic materials and processes on human health. Topics include exposure to or deficiency of trace metals and minerals, inhalation of ambient and anthropogenic mineral dusts and volcanic emissions; transportation, modification and concentration of organic compounds; and exposure to radionuclide's, mibrobes and pathogens in various geologic settings. The knowledge and skills covered in this course will provide an understanding of the geological and biological processes controlling various health concerns and thus provides a preparation to contribute to important societal questions. Prerequisites: GEOL 310 or ESCI 310 or permission of the instructor NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 161 may not receive credit for GEOL 461

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GEOL 461 - 52 Medical Geology / Lab - - W - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 379
CRN: 22321 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Jennifer T. McGuire This course explores the effects of geologic materials and processes on human health. Topics include exposure to or deficiency of trace metals and minerals, inhalation of ambient and anthropogenic mineral dusts and volcanic emissions; transportation, modification and concentration of organic compounds; and exposure to radionuclide's, mibrobes and pathogens in various geologic settings. The knowledge and skills covered in this course will provide an understanding of the geological and biological processes controlling various health concerns and thus provides a preparation to contribute to important societal questions. Prerequisites: GEOL 310 or ESCI 310 or permission of the instructor NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 161 may not receive credit for GEOL 461

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Summer 2015 Courses

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GEOL 111 - 01 Intro Physical Geology - T - R - - - 0800 - 0959 OSS 124
CRN: 30068 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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GEOL 111 - 51 Intro Physical Geology M - W - - - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124
CRN: 30069 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff A study of the Earth's properties; the formation and classification of minerals, rocks, ore deposits, and fuels; and the nature and origin of the Earth's surface and interior. Emphasis will be placed upon a changing Earth, and the geologic processes operating at the surface and in the interior. Lecture and two laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 111 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 114, or 115.

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GEOL 114 - 01 Science of Natural Disaster M - W - - - - 1730 - 1930 OSS 124
CRN: 30056 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This introductory geology course focuses on how and why natural disasters occur, as well as on their effects and how scientists study them. The course will examine internal and external earth processes and in particular how these processes impact humans. Course emphases will be upon the principles underlying natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, coastal processes, and extinctions. We will use case studies of recent and historic events to understand these natural processes. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 114 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 115.

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GEOL 114 - 51 Science of Natural Dis/Lab M - W - - - - 1931 - 2131 OSS 124
CRN: 30057 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff This introductory geology course focuses on how and why natural disasters occur, as well as on their effects and how scientists study them. The course will examine internal and external earth processes and in particular how these processes impact humans. Course emphases will be upon the principles underlying natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, coastal processes, and extinctions. We will use case studies of recent and historic events to understand these natural processes. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 114 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 115.

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