EARTH 112 - The Great Lakes
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in EARTH 417.
Waitlist Capacity:
Class Misc Info:
Meets 08/30/21-10/15/21 (Drop/Add Deadline 09/13/21.).
Advisory Prerequisites:
No prior scientific knowledge is required.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Partial Term 8/29/22 - 10/14/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
For information on drop/add deadlines, see the Office of the Registrar and search Registration Deadlines.


This minicourse focuses on environmental issues in the Great Lakes. Topics include the formation and geology of the Great Lakes, hydrology and dynamics of water levels, effect of invasive species on food webs and fisheries, and pollution, particularly the role of nutrients in causing toxic algal blooms.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on five quizzes on Canvas (time limit 20 minutes, available on Canvas for ~3 days) and one final Exam (time limit 75 minutes, available on Canvas for ~3 days). The lowest quiz score is dropped.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for undergraduate students with an interest in the Great Lakes and/or environmental science.

Class Format:

Asynchronous participation will be possible via lecture capture of in-person classes and via quizzes on Canvas but if remote it would be synchronous with an asynchronous option.


EARTH 112 - The Great Lakes
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Partial Term 8/29/22 - 10/14/22
Note: Half-term minicourse. Meets August 29 thru October 14. Final Exam on Oct 13 unless otherwise arranged. Early drop/add deadline.

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