96-97 LS&A Bulletin

Geological Sciences

May be elected as a departmental concentration program in Geological Sciences, Environmental Geology, or Oceanography

Professors

Associate Professors

Assistant Professors

Adjunct Professors

Professors Emeriti Charles B. Beck, Paul L. Cloke, Donald F. Eschman, Edwin N. Goddard, William C. Kelly, Robert V. Kesling, and James Lee Wilson

Geological Sciences

May be elected as a departmental concentration program.

A. G.S. 418, 420, and 422.

B. Any geological sciences courses numbered in the 400 level and from the list entitled "Primarily for Concentrators" except for research, seminar, and field courses. (Research, seminar, and field courses, however, are highly recommended as extra electives.)

C. In addition concentrators must elect 6 credits of advanced cognate courses. These must be above the prerequisite level, in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, or some combination thereof, and must be approved in advance by the Professional Concentration Advisor. Students who are certain to specialize in paleontology may, with advance agreement of the advisor, elect an approved statistics course as advanced mathematics. Computing courses are not applicable as advanced cognates (but see below).

Environmental Geology

May be elected as a departmental concentration program.

Oceanography

May be elected as a departmental concentration program.

Courses in Geological Sciences (Division 377)


A. Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

G.S. 100-115 are short (half-term) courses. They consist of detailed examinations of restricted geologic topics. The department lists the specific courses from this series in the Time Schedule for the terms they are offered (fall and winter terms only). Each course, when offered, meets twice weekly for half of the term (first half or second half), and the specific dates for each course are printed in the Time Schedule. These courses are designed primarily for students with no prior geologic training and they are open to all interested persons. G.S. 100-115 are offered on the graded pattern (optional pass/fail).

100. Coral Reefs. (1). (NS). (BS).

101. Waves and Beaches. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 276. (1). (NS). (BS).

102. Energy from the Earth. (1). (NS). (BS).

103. Dinosaurs and Other Failures. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 273. (1). (NS). (BS).

104. Ice Ages, Past and Future. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 275. (1). (NS). (BS).

105. Continents Adrift. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 205 or 270. (1). (NS). (BS).

106. Fossils, Primates, and Human Evolution. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 125. (1). (NS). (BS).

107. Volcanoes and Earthquakes. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 205, 270, or 271. (1). (NS). (BS).

108. Minerals in the Modern World. (1). (NS). (BS).

110. The History of the Oceans. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 222. (1). (NS). (BS).

111. Climate and Mankind. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 201 or 275. (1). (NS). (BS).

113. Planets and Moons. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 204 or 278. (1). (NS). (BS).

114. The Elements. High School math, physics, and chemistry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Geology 266. (1). (NS). (BS).

115. Geologic Time. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 135 or 269. (1). (NS). (BS).

116. Introductory Geology in the Field. Reduced credit is granted for GS 116 to those with credit for an introductory course in geology on campus (GS 117, 118, 119, 120, 205, or 206). Contact the department undergraduate advisor for details about reduced credit. IIIb at Camp Davis, Wyoming. (8). (NS). (BS).

117. Introduction to Geology. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 116, 119, or 120. Those with credit for GS 205 may only elect GS 117 for 4 credits. I and II. (5). (NS). (BS).

118. Introductory Geology Laboratory. Prior or concurrent enrollment in GS 119, or 205 and 206, or 135. Credit is not granted for GS 118 to those with credit for an introductory course in geology (GS 116, 117, 121, 122, or 218). I and II. (1). (NS). (BS).

119. Introductory Geology Lectures. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 116, 117, 120. No credit granted to those who have completed both 205 and 206. Those with credit for GS 205 may only elect GS 119 for 3 credits. I and II. (4). (NS). (BS).

120. Geology of National Parks and Monuments. Credit is not granted for GS 120 to those with credit for an introductory course in geology (116, 117, 119). No credit granted to those who have completed both GS 205 and 206. II. (4). (NS). (BS).

123/AOSS 123/Environ. Stud. 123. Life and the Global Environment. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 277. (2). (NS). (BS).

124/AOSS 124/Environ. Stud. 124. Environment, People, Resources. (2). (NS). (BS).

125. Evolution and Extinction. Those with credit for GS 106 may only elect GS 125 for 2 credits. May not be included in a concentration plan in geological sciences. (3). (NS). (BS).

130. The Physical World. High-school algebra. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

135. History of the Earth. High school chemistry, physics and mathematics recommended. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 269. Those with credit for GS 115 may only elect GS 135 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

201/Geography 201. Introductory Geography: Water, Climate, and Mankind. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 268. Those with credit for GS 111 may only elect GS 201 for 3 credits. I. (4). (NS). (BS).

204/AOSS 204/Astronomy 204. The Planets: Their Geology and Climates. High school mathematics through plane geometry and trigonometry. Those with credit for GS 113 may only elect GS 204 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

205. How the Earth Works: the Dynamic Planet. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 117, 119, or 270. No credit granted to those who have completed both GS 105 and 107. Those with credit for one of GS 105 and 107 may only elect GS 205 for 1 credit. (2). (NS). (BS).

206. How the Earth Works: the Water Cycle and Environment. Those with credit for GS 109 may only elect GS 206 for 1 credit. (2). (NS). (BS).

207. How the Earth Works: A Hands-On Experience. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 116, 117, 118, or 120. (2). (NS). (BS).

222. Introductory Oceanography. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AOSS 203. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

223. Introductory Oceanography, Laboratory. Concurrent enrollment in GS 222. (1). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

231. Elements of Mineralogy. Prior or concurrent enrollment in Chem. 125/130 or 210/211. Those with credit for GS 232 may elect GS 231 for only 2 credits. I. (4). (Excl). (BS).

232. Earth Materials. Prior or concurrent enrollment in Chem 125/130 or 210/211. Those with credit for GS 231 may elect GS 232 for only 2 credits. (4). (NS). (BS).

265. How to Build a Habitable Planet. (3). (NS). (BS).

266. From Stars to Stones. High school math and science. Those with credit for GS 114 may only elect GS 266 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

267. Gems and Gem Material. (3). (NS). (BS).

268. Climate Change: Peril or Pork. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 201. Those with credit for GS 111 may only elect GS 268 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

269. Evolution of the Earth. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 135. Those with credit for GS 115 may only elect GS 269 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

270. Plate Tectonics. No credit granted to those who have completed three of GS 105, 107 and 205. Those with credit for one of GS 105 and 107 may only elect GS 270 for two credits. Those with credit for GS 205, or both GS 105 and 107, may only elect GS 270 for one credit. (3). (NS). (BS).

271. Natural Hazards. Those with credit for GS 107 or 205 may only elect GS 271 for 2 credits. Those who have credit for both GS 107 and 205 may only elect 271 for 1 credit. (3). (NS). (BS).

272. Seminar: Environmental Geology. High school math and science. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 284. Those with credit for GS 109 may only elect GS 272 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

273. Contemporary Dinosaurs. Those with credit for GS 103 may only elect GS 273 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

274. Dinosaur Extinction and Other Controversies. (3). (NS). (BS).

275. The Ice Ages: Past and Present. Those with credit for GS 104 may only elect GS 275 for 2 credits. I. (3). (NS). (BS).

276. Coastal Systems and Human Settlements. Those with credit for GS 101 may only elect GS 276 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

277/Environ. Stud. 361. Humans and the Natural World. Those with credit for GS 123 may only elect GS 277 for 1 credit. (3). (NS). (BS).

278. Earthlike Planets. High school science and math recommended. Those with credit for GS 113 may only elect GS 278 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

279/Environ. Stud. 359. Ocean Resources. High school science and math recommended. II. (3). (NS). (BS).

280/Environ. Stud. 360. Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment. May not be included in a concentration plan in geology. II. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

283. Evolution of North America. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 411. (3). (NS). (BS).

284. Environmental Geology. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 272. Those with credit for GS 271 may only elect GS 284 for 3 credits. (4). (NS). (BS).

411. Geology of Michigan. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 283. (3). (Excl). (BS).

417. Geology of the Great Lakes. Permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). (BS).

B. Primarily for Concentrators

305. Sedimentary Geology. An introductory geological sciences laboratory course; or permission of the instructor. I. (4). (Excl). (BS).

310. Petrology. G.S. 231 and either an introductory geological sciences course or G.S. 351 to be elected prior to or concurrently with G.S. 310. II. (4). (Excl). (BS).

351. Structural Geology. G.S. 117 or 119 or the equivalent; or permission of instructor. II. (4). (Excl). (BS).

415. Introductory Economic Geology (Metals). G.S. 310, 351, or permission of instructor. I. (4). (Excl). (BS).

418. Paleontology. GS 117 (or the equivalent), or Biol. 154 or 195. I. (3). (Excl). (BS).

419. Paleontology Laboratory. Prior or concurrent enrollment in G.S. 418. I. (1). (Excl). (BS).

420. Introductory Earth Physics. Math. 116. I. (3). (Excl). (BS).

422. Principles of Geochemistry. G.S. 231, 305, 310 and Chem. 125/130. II. (3). (Excl). (BS).

424. Introductory Cosmochemistry and Early Evolution of Planets. Math. 116, Phys. 126, and Chem. 130, or equivalent. (3). (Excl). (BS).

425. Environmental Geochemistry. Introductory chemistry. (3). (Excl). (BS).

430. Depositional Environments. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (BS).

432. Field Studies in Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit.

433. Field Studies in Economic Geology. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit.

434. Field Studies in Geophysics, Tectonics, and Structure. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit.

435. Field Studies in Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit.

436. Field Studies in Stratigraphy, Paleontology, and Sedimentology. Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit.

437. Evolution of Vertebrates. A course in general biology or historical geology. (4). (Excl). (BS).

438. Evolution of the Primates. Permission of instructor. (4). (Excl). (BS).

440. Field Course in Geology. Elementary trigonometry, G.S. 310 and 351, or the equivalent. IIIb at Camp Davis, Wyoming. (8). (Excl). (BS).

442. Earth Surface Processes and Soils. Junior/senior standing; an introductory course in physical geology is recommended but not required. I. (4). (Excl). (BS).

446. Permafrost, Snow, and Ice. Math. 116 and Physics 140/141. (3). (Excl). (BS).

447. Archaeological Geology. G.S. 442 or 448, or equivalent, or permission of instructor; and one 300-level (or higher) course in anthropological or classical archaeology. II. (3). (Excl). (BS).

448. Geomorphology II: Glacial and Periglacial. An introductory physical geology course or permission of instructor. I. (4). (Excl). (BS).

449. Marine Geology. G.S. 222/223 or introductory physical geology. (3). (Excl). (BS).

450/Biol. 485. Aquatic Science Field Studies. Junior science or engineering concentrators. Those with credit for GS 223 may only elect GS 450 for 5 credits. IIIa in Grand Haven, Michigan. (6 in the half-term). (NS). (BS).

455. Determinative Methods in Mineralogical and Inorganic Materials. One term of elementary chemistry and physics. II. (4). (Excl). (BS).

458. X-ray Analysis of Crystalline Materials. G.S. 455 or permission of instructor. II. (3). (Excl). (BS).

465/AOSS 467/Chem. 467. Biogeochemical Cycles. Math. 116, Chem. 210, and Phys. 240. (3). (Excl). (BS).

467. Stratigraphy. G.S. 305, 310, and 351. I. (3). (Excl). (BS).

468. Introduction to Signal and Image Processing in the Earth Sciences. Math. 116. Prior or concurrent enrollment in a structured computer language such as "C" or Pascal. (3). (Excl). (BS).

469. Experimental Microclimatology. Math. 116 and Physics 140/141. (3). (Excl). (BS).

473. Fundamentals of Organic Geochemistry. G.S. 305 or Chem. 215/216. (3). (Excl). (BS).

477. Hydrogeology. Phys. 140/141, Chem. 125/130, and Math 116; Math 215 and 216 are recommended. (4). (Excl). (BS).

478. Aqueous Geochemistry. Chem. 365 or the equivalent. (3). (Excl). (BS).

479. Marine Geochemistry. Chem. 125/130 or the equivalent. (3). (Excl). (BS).

480/AOSS 480. The Planets: Composition, Structure and Evolution. Math 216, Physics 240, and Chem. 125/130. (3). (Excl). (BS).

483. Geophysics: Seismology. Prior or concurrent election of Math. 215 and Phys. 240; or permission of instructor. (4). (Excl). (BS).

484. Geophysics: Physical Fields of the Earth. Prior or concurrent election of Math. 216 and Phys. 240, or permission of instructor. (4). (Excl). (BS).

486. Geodynamics. G.S. 420 and prior or concurrent election of Math. 215 and Physics 240 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (BS).

489. Geological Sciences Honors. Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

490. Geological Sciences Honors. Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

498. Research or Special Work. Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

499. Research or Special Work. Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.