Summer 2014 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GEOL 111 - 01 Intro Physical Geology - T - R - 0800 - 0959 OSS 124
CRN: 30214 4 Credit Hours 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.
GEOL 111 - 51 Intro Physical Geology LAB - T - R - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124
CRN: 30215 0 Credit Hours 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.
GEOL 114 - 01 Science of Natural Disaster M - W - - 1730 - 1930 OSS 124
CRN: 30118 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Rebecca Clotts 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.
GEOL 114 - 51 Science of Natural Dis/Lab M - W - - 1931 - 2131 OSS 124
CRN: 30119 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Rebecca Clotts 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.
GEOL 491 - I1 Research - - - - - -
CRN: 30604 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas A. Hickson
GEOL 491 - I2 Research - - - - - -
CRN: 30618 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeni A. McDermott
GEOL 491 - I3 Research - - - - - -
CRN: 30653 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas A. Hickson

Fall 2014 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GEOL 111 - 01 Intro Physical Geology M - W - F 1055 - 1200 OWS 150
CRN: 41729 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.
GEOL 111 - 02 Intro Physical Geology M - W - - 1730 - 1915 OSS 124
CRN: 42050 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.
GEOL 111 - 51 Intro Physical Geology/Lab M - - - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 124
CRN: 41730 0 Credit Hours 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.
GEOL 111 - 52 Intro Physical Geology/Lab - T - - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124
CRN: 41731 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.
GEOL 111 - 53 Intro Physical Geology/Lab - T - - - 1330 - 1530 OSS 124
CRN: 41732 0 Credit Hours 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.
GEOL 111 - 54 Intro Physical Geology/Lab - T - - - 1600 - 1800 OSS 124
CRN: 41733 0 Credit Hours 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.
GEOL 111 - 61 Intro Physical Geology/Lab M - - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 41734 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.
GEOL 111 - 62 Intro Physical Geology/Lab - - W - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 41740 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.
GEOL 114 - 01 Science of Natural Disaster - T - R - 1730 - 1915 OWS 150
CRN: 40497 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tatiana Vislova 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.
GEOL 114 - 51 Science of Natural Disast/Lab - T - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 40498 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.
GEOL 114 - 52 Science of Natural Disaster/La - - - R - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 41164 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.
GEOL 115 - 01 Environmental Geology M - W - F 0935 - 1040 MHC 209
CRN: 40818 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas A. Hickson 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.
GEOL 115 - 02 Environmental Geology M - W - F 1335 - 1440 OSS 127
CRN: 42051 4 Credit Hours 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.
GEOL 115 - 51 Environmental Geology/Lab M - - - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 123
CRN: 40837 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas A. Hickson 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.
GEOL 115 - 52 Environmental Geology/Lab - T - - - 1330 - 1530 OSS 123
CRN: 40838 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas A. Hickson 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.
GEOL 115 - 53 Environmental Geology/Lab - - W - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 124
CRN: 40839 0 Credit Hours 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.
GEOL 115 - 54 Environmental Geology/Lab - - - R - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124
CRN: 40840 0 Credit Hours 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.
GEOL 310 - 01 Environmental Geochemistry - T - R - 0955 - 1135 OSS 120
CRN: 42908 4 Credit Hours 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
GEOL 310 - 51 Environmental Geochemistry Lab - T - - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 120
CRN: 42909 0 Credit Hours 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
GEOL 340 - 01 Fund of Lithosphere I M - W - F 1055 - 1200 OSS 123
CRN: 42464 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Melissa A. Lamb 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
GEOL 340 - 51 Fund of Lithosphere I LAB - - W - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 123
CRN: 42465 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Melissa A. Lamb 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
GEOL 340 - 52 Fund of Lithosphere I LAB - - - R - 0830 - 1130 OSS 123
CRN: 42466 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Melissa A. Lamb 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

J-Term 2015 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location