Fall 2014 Courses

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GEOL 162 - 01 The Earth's Record of Climate - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42461 4 Credit Hours 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. 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 - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42462 0 Credit Hours 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. 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 - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42463 0 Credit Hours 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. NOTE: Students who recieve credit for GEOL 162 may not recieve credit for GEOL 462

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GEOL 211 - 01 Earth Materials - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41735 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41737 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 - 52 Earth Materials/Lab - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41738 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 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

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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

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GEOL 320 - 01 Sedimentology/Stratigraphy - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42052 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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

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GEOL 320 - 51 Sedimentology/Stratigraphy/Lab - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42053 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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

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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

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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

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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

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GEOL 393 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43567 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Melissa A. Lamb

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GEOL 410 - 01 Hydrogeology - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42467 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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 - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42468 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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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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: 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 LAB - T W R F - - 1300 - 1500 OSS 124
CRN: 10203 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 260 - A01 Regional Geol & Field Meth&Lab - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10049 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Jeni A. McDermott, Kevin M. Theissen STUDY ABROAD: Death Valley, Las Vegas-United States

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GEOL 460 - 01 Advanced Field Geology - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10075 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff In this course, students will use skills developed in the introductory field methods course, Geology 260, to tackle more complex geologic problems. We will spend 3 weeks in the field mapping in an area that is more structurally complicated and learning additional techniques not introduced in the first course. Students will have the option of starting a research project and collecting data to be analyzed and written up in the following semester. Students not choosing this option will complete a field project during the course. Prerequisites: GEOL 260 and permission of the instructor

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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: 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 - 02 Intro Physical Geology M - W - - - - 1730 - 1915 OSS 124
CRN: 21344 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 Lab M - - - - - - 1500 - 1700 OSS 124
CRN: 21345 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 111 - 52 Intro Physical Geology Lab - T - - - - - 1000 - 1200 OSS 124
CRN: 21359 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 111 - 53 Intro Physical Geology Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1530 OSS 124
CRN: 21716 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 111 - 54 Intro Physical Geology Lab - T - - - - - 1600 - 1800 OSS 124
CRN: 21734 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 111 - 55 Intro Physical Geology LAB - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21735 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 111 - 56 Intro Physical Geology LAB - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21736 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 111 - 57 Intro Physical Geology LAB M - - - - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 21342 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 111 - 58 Intro Physical Geology LAB - - W - - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 21343 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 - T - R - - - 1730 - 1915 OSS LL18
CRN: 20142 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 Nat Disaster Lab - T - - - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 20143 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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GEOL 114 - 52 Science of Nat Disaster Lab - - - R - - - 1916 - 2115 OSS 124
CRN: 20981 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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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: Staff 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: Staff 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 220 - 01 Oceanography - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21741 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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GEOL 220 - 51 Oceanography Lab - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21742 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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GEOL 220 - 52 Oceanography Lab - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21743 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff 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.

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GEOL 252 - 01 Earth Surface Proc/Geomorph - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21294 4 Credit Hours 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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GEOL 252 - 51 Earth Surface Proc/GeomorphLab - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21295 0 Credit Hours 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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GEOL 252 - 52 Earth Surface Proc/GeomorphLab - - - - - - - -
CRN: 21296 0 Credit Hours 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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GEOL 360 - 01 Fund of Lithosphere II M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OSS 123
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 - - - R - - - 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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