Courses in GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES (DIVISION 377)

116. Introductory Geology in the Field. Credit is not granted for G.S. 116 to those with credit for an introductory course in geology on campus. (NS).

July 2 to August 18, 1989. Eight hours of University credit for studying Introductory Geology in the Rocky Mountains, including Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons, Dinosaur National Monument, Craters of the Moon, and Flaming Gorge. This area is an ideal outdoor classroom that offers some of the most scenic and interesting geology in the entire Rocky Mountain region. Mountain uplifts and deep erosion have exposed a variety of Earth structures and rocks of diverse age and origin that provide an unmatched introduction to geology. Approximately two weeks are spent on trips to other parts of Wyoming as well as Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, and Utah where we examine minerals, rocks, and fossils in their natural settings. The course is taught at Camp Davis in northwestern Wyoming near the Wind River and Tetons Ranges. Camp is located on the Hoback River near its junction with the Snake River; the trout fishing is great. Geological Science 116 carries eight credit hours and is equivalent to a two-term sequence of introductory geology. It largely satisfies the natural science distribution requirement in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. To apply, contact Bruce Wilkinson, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1063; (734) 763-4391.

411. Geology of Michigan. (NS).

Geology of Michigan is designed to acquaint students with the range of rock types and geologic relations seen in and around Michigan. It begins with introductory material on rock and mineral identification and on geologic time and goes on to survey the 3.8 billion year geologic history of the Great Lakes area. An effort is made to present this information as the results of ongoing research, rather than dogma. Evaluation is by means of exercises, quizzes and a final exam. (Kesler)


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