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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
GLG101IN Physical Geology SUN# GLG1101 Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the physical aspects of the Earth's crust. Includes scientific measurements, maps, and the scientific method; hands-on identification and assessment of rocks and minerals; and introduction to geology, earth composition, surface processes, subsurface processes, investigative tools, geologic structures, geologic resources, and earth history. Also includes a field trip to observe and interpret geologic processes in a natural setting.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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GLG102IN Historical Geology Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological history of the Earth, including hands-on identification and classification of major fossil groups according to their phyla, ages, and ecosystems. Includes scientific measurements, maps, scientific method, history of historical geology (Uniformitarianism, Catastrophism); identification and interpretation of rocks and sedimentary textures, environments, and structures; geologic time, the evolution of life, planetary evolution, plate tectonics, evolution of the Earth's surface (including the physical environments, resources, and life of the Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic); and human evolution and human impacts. Also includes a field trip to observe rocks and structures and interpret geologic history and fossils in a natural outdoor setting.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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GLG110IN Geological Disasters and Environmental Geology Credit Hours: 4.00
Survey of geologic processes with respect to the interactions between humans and the Earth. Includes identifying geologic hazards, understanding the challenges of predicting and preventing natural disasters, and mitigating and preventing pollution; the relationship of natural resources to population distribution, resource usage and impacts, and waste management and pollution prevention; and the hydrologic cycle, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, and catastrophic events, such as floods, fires, landslides, earthquakes, and volcanic action. Also includes water quality, resource availability, toxic and radioactive waste disposal problems and proposed solutions, global climate change, sea level rise, greenhouse gases, and extreme weather. Also includes a field trip to investigate local geologic hazards.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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GLG140IN Introduction to Oceanography Credit Hours: 4.00
Introduction to the study of the oceans. Includes scientific measurements, lab techniques, and the scientific method. Also includes introduction to oceanography, geological, chemical, physical, and biological oceanography, and the human presence in the ocean.
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Information: IN is the integrated version of the course with the lecture and lab taught simultaneously.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
GLG240IN Geology of Selected Regions Credit Hours: 3.00
Geologic survey of a specific region. Includes the stratigraphy, structure, historical geology, an emphasis on contemporary geologic processes, and aspects of resource usage by human occupants. Also includes classroom research, laboratory activities, and field work which may involve multi-day field excursions.
Prerequisite(s): GLG 101IN.
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Recommendation: Completion of GLG 102 or 102IN before enrolling in this course.
Information: Students will be required to participate in some hiking activities and should be in reasonably good physical condition if considering enrolling in this course.
Information: GLG 101 no longer offered but will meet prerequisite.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
GLG296 Independent Studies in Geology Credit Hours: .5-3.00
Independent studies, projects, and/or laboratory exercises in geology. Content to be determined by conference between student and instructor.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of nine credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.