Spring 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GEOL 111 - 01 Intro Physical Geology M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OWS 150

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OWS 150

Course Registration Number:

21151

Credit Hours:

4

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 02 Intro Physical Geology M - W - - - - 1730 - 1915 OSS 124

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1915

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

21154

Credit Hours:

4

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 51 Intro Physical Geology Lab M - - - - - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 124

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1500 - 1700

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

21155

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Christopher N. Mahr

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 52 Intro Physical Geology Lab - T - - - - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1000 - 1200

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

21166

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Carolyn A. Dykoski

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 53 Intro Physical Geology Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1530 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1530

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

21349

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Christopher N. Mahr

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 54 Intro Physical Geology Lab - T - - - - - 1600 - 1800 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 1800

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

21360

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Christopher N. Mahr

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 57 Intro Physical Geology LAB M - - - - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1916 - 2115

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

21152

Credit Hours:

0

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 58 Intro Physical Geology LAB - - W - - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1916 - 2115

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

21153

Credit Hours:

0

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 115 - 01 Environmental Geology M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OSS 124

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

22359

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jeni A. McDermott

This course emphasizes the interactions between humans and their environment, focusing on those processes and issues that are fundamentally geological in nature. Early in the course, students will be introduced to basic geoscience concepts and principals, the scientific method, plate tectonics, and earth materials (rocks and minerals). The remainder of the course will focus on specific topics at the interface between humans and their environment, including volcanic and earthquake hazards, human impacts on the hydrological cycle, surface and groundwater contamination, climate and the carbon cycle, nuclear waste storage, soil erosion, non-renewable resources, and slope stability. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 115 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 114.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 115 - 02 Environmental Geology M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OSS 124

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

22362

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Rory R. McFadden

This course emphasizes the interactions between humans and their environment, focusing on those processes and issues that are fundamentally geological in nature. Early in the course, students will be introduced to basic geoscience concepts and principals, the scientific method, plate tectonics, and earth materials (rocks and minerals). The remainder of the course will focus on specific topics at the interface between humans and their environment, including volcanic and earthquake hazards, human impacts on the hydrological cycle, surface and groundwater contamination, climate and the carbon cycle, nuclear waste storage, soil erosion, non-renewable resources, and slope stability. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 115 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 114.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 115 - 51 Environmental Geology LAB - - W - - - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 123

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1500 - 1700

Location:

OSS 123

Course Registration Number:

22360

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Jeni A. McDermott

This course emphasizes the interactions between humans and their environment, focusing on those processes and issues that are fundamentally geological in nature. Early in the course, students will be introduced to basic geoscience concepts and principals, the scientific method, plate tectonics, and earth materials (rocks and minerals). The remainder of the course will focus on specific topics at the interface between humans and their environment, including volcanic and earthquake hazards, human impacts on the hydrological cycle, surface and groundwater contamination, climate and the carbon cycle, nuclear waste storage, soil erosion, non-renewable resources, and slope stability. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 115 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 114.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 115 - 52 Environmental Geology LAB - - - R - - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 123

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1000 - 1200

Location:

OSS 123

Course Registration Number:

22361

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Jeni A. McDermott

This course emphasizes the interactions between humans and their environment, focusing on those processes and issues that are fundamentally geological in nature. Early in the course, students will be introduced to basic geoscience concepts and principals, the scientific method, plate tectonics, and earth materials (rocks and minerals). The remainder of the course will focus on specific topics at the interface between humans and their environment, including volcanic and earthquake hazards, human impacts on the hydrological cycle, surface and groundwater contamination, climate and the carbon cycle, nuclear waste storage, soil erosion, non-renewable resources, and slope stability. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 115 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 114.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 115 - 53 Environmental Geology LAB - - - R - - - 1330 - 1530 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1530

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

22363

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Rory R. McFadden

This course emphasizes the interactions between humans and their environment, focusing on those processes and issues that are fundamentally geological in nature. Early in the course, students will be introduced to basic geoscience concepts and principals, the scientific method, plate tectonics, and earth materials (rocks and minerals). The remainder of the course will focus on specific topics at the interface between humans and their environment, including volcanic and earthquake hazards, human impacts on the hydrological cycle, surface and groundwater contamination, climate and the carbon cycle, nuclear waste storage, soil erosion, non-renewable resources, and slope stability. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 115 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 114.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 115 - 54 Environmental Geology LAB - - - R - - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1000 - 1200

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

22364

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Rory R. McFadden

This course emphasizes the interactions between humans and their environment, focusing on those processes and issues that are fundamentally geological in nature. Early in the course, students will be introduced to basic geoscience concepts and principals, the scientific method, plate tectonics, and earth materials (rocks and minerals). The remainder of the course will focus on specific topics at the interface between humans and their environment, including volcanic and earthquake hazards, human impacts on the hydrological cycle, surface and groundwater contamination, climate and the carbon cycle, nuclear waste storage, soil erosion, non-renewable resources, and slope stability. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 115 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 114.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 130 - 01 Earth History M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OSS 124

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

21361

Credit Hours:

4

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 130 - 51 Earth History LAB - - W - - - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1500 - 1700

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

21362

Credit Hours:

0

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 211 - 01 Earth Materials M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OSS 123

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OSS 123

Course Registration Number:

21519

Credit Hours:

4

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 211 - 51 Earth Materials LAB M - - - - - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 123

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1630

Location:

OSS 123

Course Registration Number:

21520

Credit Hours:

0

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 220 - 01 Oceanography M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OSS 120

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OSS 120

Course Registration Number:

22365

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kevin M. Theissen

The Earth's surface is dominated by vast oceans known for the beauty of their wildlife and waters. The oceans are also increasingly recognized for their critical importance to the functioning of the Earth's climate system and for their endangered natural resources. For example, the ocean- atmospheric climate phenomenon known as El Nino Southern Oscillation has gained household name recognition for its global impact on the weather, economy, and public health. In this course we will explore the physical, chemical, and biological processes that characterize the oceans. Students will develop research and analytical skills by making observations and interpretations of oceanographic processes using data, demonstrations, and field experiences. Prerequisites: One of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 130, 161 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 220 - 51 Oceanography LAB - - W - - - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 120

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1630

Location:

OSS 120

Course Registration Number:

22366

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Kevin M. Theissen

The Earth's surface is dominated by vast oceans known for the beauty of their wildlife and waters. The oceans are also increasingly recognized for their critical importance to the functioning of the Earth's climate system and for their endangered natural resources. For example, the ocean- atmospheric climate phenomenon known as El Nino Southern Oscillation has gained household name recognition for its global impact on the weather, economy, and public health. In this course we will explore the physical, chemical, and biological processes that characterize the oceans. Students will develop research and analytical skills by making observations and interpretations of oceanographic processes using data, demonstrations, and field experiences. Prerequisites: One of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 130, 161 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 320 - D01 Sedimentology/Stratigraphy - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 120

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OSS 120

Course Registration Number:

22367

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Thomas A. Hickson

Sedimentology is the study of sediment, particularly focusing on how it is transported, and deposited. Stratigraphy emphasizes the analysis of sedimentary strata, the layers of sedimentary (and some volcanic) rocks that cover about three-quarters of the earth's surface. Sedimentary rocks illuminate many of the details of the earth's history: effects of sea level change, global climate, tectonic processes, and geochemical cycles are all recorded in the sedimentary strata of the earth. This course will cover basics of fluid flow and sediment transport, sedimentary structures and textures, and - forming the bridge between modern landforms and ancient rocks - depositional sedimentary environments. Prerequisite: one of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 161; GEOL 211 recommended

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 320 - D51 Sedimentology/Stratigraphy LAB M - - - - - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 120

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1630

Location:

OSS 120

Course Registration Number:

22368

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Thomas A. Hickson

Sedimentology is the study of sediment, particularly focusing on how it is transported, and deposited. Stratigraphy emphasizes the analysis of sedimentary strata, the layers of sedimentary (and some volcanic) rocks that cover about three-quarters of the earth's surface. Sedimentary rocks illuminate many of the details of the earth's history: effects of sea level change, global climate, tectonic processes, and geochemical cycles are all recorded in the sedimentary strata of the earth. This course will cover basics of fluid flow and sediment transport, sedimentary structures and textures, and - forming the bridge between modern landforms and ancient rocks - depositional sedimentary environments. Prerequisite: one of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 161; GEOL 211 recommended

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 320 - D52 Sedimentology/Stratigraphy Lab - - - R - - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 120

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1630

Location:

OSS 120

Course Registration Number:

22783

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Thomas A. Hickson

Sedimentology is the study of sediment, particularly focusing on how it is transported, and deposited. Stratigraphy emphasizes the analysis of sedimentary strata, the layers of sedimentary (and some volcanic) rocks that cover about three-quarters of the earth's surface. Sedimentary rocks illuminate many of the details of the earth's history: effects of sea level change, global climate, tectonic processes, and geochemical cycles are all recorded in the sedimentary strata of the earth. This course will cover basics of fluid flow and sediment transport, sedimentary structures and textures, and - forming the bridge between modern landforms and ancient rocks - depositional sedimentary environments. Prerequisite: one of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 161; GEOL 211 recommended

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GEOL 111 - 01 Intro Physical Geology M - W - - - - 1730 - 1945 OSS 124

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1945

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

30067

Credit Hours:

4

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 51 Intro Physical Geology LAB M - W - - - - 1946 - 2146 OSS 124

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1946 - 2146

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

30068

Credit Hours:

0

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 114 - 01 Science of Natural Disaster - T - R - - - 0930 - 1145 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0930 - 1145

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

30055

Credit Hours:

4

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 114 - 51 Science- Natural Disaster LAB - T - R - - - 1300 - 1500 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1500

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

30056

Credit Hours:

0

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GEOL 111 - 01 Intro Physical Geology M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41327

Credit Hours:

4

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 02 Intro Physical Geology M - W - F - - 1730 - 1900 OWS 250

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1900

Location:

OWS 250

Course Registration Number:

41415

Credit Hours:

4

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 51 Intro Physical Geology/Lab M - - - - - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 124

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1500 - 1700

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

41328

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Eric W. Stevens

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 52 Intro Physical Geology/Lab - T - - - - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1000 - 1200

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

41329

Credit Hours:

0

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 53 Intro Physical Geology/Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1530 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1530

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

41330

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Eric W. Stevens

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 54 Intro Physical Geology/Lab - T - - - - - 1600 - 1800 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 1800

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

41331

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Eric W. Stevens

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 61 Intro Physical Geology/Lab M - - - - - - 1901 - 2100 OSS 124

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1901 - 2100

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

41332

Credit Hours:

0

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 111 - 62 Intro Physical Geology/Lab - - W - - - - 1901 - 2100 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1901 - 2100

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

41333

Credit Hours:

0

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 114 - 01 Science of Natural Disaster - T - R - - - 1730 - 1900 OWS 150

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1900

Location:

OWS 150

Course Registration Number:

40423

Credit Hours:

4

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 114 - 51 Science of Natural Disast/Lab - T - - - - - 1901 - 2100 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1901 - 2100

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

40424

Credit Hours:

0

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 114 - 52 Science of Natural Disaster/La - - - R - - - 1901 - 2100 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1901 - 2100

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

40964

Credit Hours:

0

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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Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 115 - 01 Environmental Geology M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OSS 127

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OSS 127

Course Registration Number:

40684

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

This course emphasizes the interactions between humans and their environment, focusing on those processes and issues that are fundamentally geological in nature. Early in the course, students will be introduced to basic geoscience concepts and principals, the scientific method, plate tectonics, and earth materials (rocks and minerals). The remainder of the course will focus on specific topics at the interface between humans and their environment, including volcanic and earthquake hazards, human impacts on the hydrological cycle, surface and groundwater contamination, climate and the carbon cycle, nuclear waste storage, soil erosion, non-renewable resources, and slope stability. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 115 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 114.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 115 - 51 Environmental Geology/Lab - - W - - - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1500 - 1700

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

40695

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Staff

This course emphasizes the interactions between humans and their environment, focusing on those processes and issues that are fundamentally geological in nature. Early in the course, students will be introduced to basic geoscience concepts and principals, the scientific method, plate tectonics, and earth materials (rocks and minerals). The remainder of the course will focus on specific topics at the interface between humans and their environment, including volcanic and earthquake hazards, human impacts on the hydrological cycle, surface and groundwater contamination, climate and the carbon cycle, nuclear waste storage, soil erosion, non-renewable resources, and slope stability. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 115 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 114.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 115 - 52 Environmental Geology/Lab - - - R - - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1000 - 1200

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

40696

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Staff

This course emphasizes the interactions between humans and their environment, focusing on those processes and issues that are fundamentally geological in nature. Early in the course, students will be introduced to basic geoscience concepts and principals, the scientific method, plate tectonics, and earth materials (rocks and minerals). The remainder of the course will focus on specific topics at the interface between humans and their environment, including volcanic and earthquake hazards, human impacts on the hydrological cycle, surface and groundwater contamination, climate and the carbon cycle, nuclear waste storage, soil erosion, non-renewable resources, and slope stability. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 115 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 114.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 252 - 01 Geomorphology - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OSS 123

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OSS 123

Course Registration Number:

41920

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Jeni A. McDermott

This course emphasizes the physical processes that are responsible for shaping the Earth's surface. The qualitative description of landforms is pursued, in light of student's newly-gained analytical and quantita-tive understanding of processes. The labs focus on techniques used by geomorphologists to characterize landforms, soils, and the processes that shape them, including: air photo interpretation, analysis of digital topographic data, experimental simulation of landforms evolution, and field techniques in geomorphology. Prerequisite: one of 102, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115 or 161

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 252 - 51 Geomorphology LAB - - W - - - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 120

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1630

Location:

OSS 120

Course Registration Number:

41921

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Jeni A. McDermott

This course emphasizes the physical processes that are responsible for shaping the Earth's surface. The qualitative description of landforms is pursued, in light of student's newly-gained analytical and quantita-tive understanding of processes. The labs focus on techniques used by geomorphologists to characterize landforms, soils, and the processes that shape them, including: air photo interpretation, analysis of digital topographic data, experimental simulation of landforms evolution, and field techniques in geomorphology. Prerequisite: one of 102, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115 or 161

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 252 - 52 Geomorphology LAB - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41922

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Staff

This course emphasizes the physical processes that are responsible for shaping the Earth's surface. The qualitative description of landforms is pursued, in light of student's newly-gained analytical and quantita-tive understanding of processes. The labs focus on techniques used by geomorphologists to characterize landforms, soils, and the processes that shape them, including: air photo interpretation, analysis of digital topographic data, experimental simulation of landforms evolution, and field techniques in geomorphology. Prerequisite: one of 102, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115 or 161

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Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 310 - 01 Environmental Geochemistry - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 120

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OSS 120

Course Registration Number:

42858

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kevin M. Theissen

Environmental geochemistry is a growing and dynamic field in geology which explores past and present environments for their chemical characteristics and environmental quality. In this course we will explore the applications of chemistry to solve geological and environmental problems, with an emphasis on freshwater environments. Students will get hands-on field and laboratory experience investigating Minnesota rock formations and lake sediments using several different geochemical methods. Prerequisites: one of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 161; and CHEM 111 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 310 - 51 Environmental Geochemistry - - W - - - - 0900 - 1200 OSS 120

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

OSS 120

Course Registration Number:

42859

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Kevin M. Theissen

Environmental geochemistry is a growing and dynamic field in geology which explores past and present environments for their chemical characteristics and environmental quality. In this course we will explore the applications of chemistry to solve geological and environmental problems, with an emphasis on freshwater environments. Students will get hands-on field and laboratory experience investigating Minnesota rock formations and lake sediments using several different geochemical methods. Prerequisites: one of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 161; and CHEM 111 or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 340 - 01 Fund of Lithosphere I (Pet) M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OSS 123

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OSS 123

Course Registration Number:

42860

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

This is the first course in a year-long sequence that covers the fundamentals of petrology and structural geology in a global tectonic framework. The course begins with a discussion of plate tectonics and then examines each of the major plate settings and their boundaries. This will include the formation of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Labs will include hand specimen identification and the use of the petrographic microscope. The course will also examine the conditions of rock deformation and the typical structural features of each tectonic setting. Labs will cover structural geology techniques including recognition and analysis of features in the field and in hand samples. In the fall semester the focus will be on the petrology of the mantle and lithosphere as well as divergent margins. In the spring semester, the focus will be on convergent margins. There will be several field trips as part of this course, ranging from 1-4 days, in the early fall and late spring. Prerequisites: one of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115 or 161; GEOL 211 and 320 or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 340 - 51 Fund of Lithosphere I (Pet) M - - - - - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 123

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1630

Location:

OSS 123

Course Registration Number:

42861

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Staff

This is the first course in a year-long sequence that covers the fundamentals of petrology and structural geology in a global tectonic framework. The course begins with a discussion of plate tectonics and then examines each of the major plate settings and their boundaries. This will include the formation of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Labs will include hand specimen identification and the use of the petrographic microscope. The course will also examine the conditions of rock deformation and the typical structural features of each tectonic setting. Labs will cover structural geology techniques including recognition and analysis of features in the field and in hand samples. In the fall semester the focus will be on the petrology of the mantle and lithosphere as well as divergent margins. In the spring semester, the focus will be on convergent margins. There will be several field trips as part of this course, ranging from 1-4 days, in the early fall and late spring. Prerequisites: one of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115 or 161; GEOL 211 and 320 or permission of the instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 462 - 01 Earth's Record of Climate - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41923

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

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. Prerequisite:One of GEOL 211, 220, 252 or 260, or permission of the instructor NOTE: Students who recieve credit for GEOL 162 may not recieve credit for GEOL 462

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 462 - 51 Earth's Record of Climate LAB - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41924

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Staff

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. Prerequisite:One of GEOL 211, 220, 252 or 260, or permission of the instructor NOTE: Students who recieve credit for GEOL 162 may not recieve credit for GEOL 462

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Location Time Day(s)