EARTH 417 - Geology of the Great Lakes
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
An introductory course in Geology (EARTH 116, 119, 120 or 205/206/118), BIOLOGY 171 or 172, or Oceanography (EARTH 222/223), OR permission of instructor.
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:

EARTH 417 is an upper level geology class that focuses on the geologic history of the Great Lakes of North America. The class covers the geologic events involved in the formation of the Great Lakes over the past four billion years, including the formation of the Michigan Basin and the development of the current Ice Age. Topics such as lake circulation, physical environment of sedimentation, and environmental issues affecting the Great Lakes are also examined.

Students are expected to already know basic geology concepts such as rock types and formation and sedimentary environments.

Class Format:

One-hour lectures twice weekly.

EARTH 417 - Geology of the Great Lakes
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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