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. (8). (NS).

Students may earn eight credits for studying Introductory Geology in the Rocky Mountains, including: Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons, Dinosaur National Monument, Craters of the Moon, Flaming Gorge. This field course is taught at Camp Davis, a permanent facility built by the University in 1929. Camp Davis is about 20 miles south of Jackson, Wyoming, near the junction of the Overthrust Belt, the Snake River Plain, the Wind River Range, and the Green River Basin; the Tetons lie to the north, the Gros Ventre Range to the east, and the Basin and Range Province to the west. It is simply an excellent place to learn about geology. The camp is located on the Hoback River near its junction with the Snake River; the trout fishing is great.

This is an in-depth course covering all aspects of geology. The thrust of this course is to teach students about minerals and rocks in a variety of settings. Approximately two weeks of the course are spent on trips to other parts of Wyoming as well as Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, and Utah. Students examine minerals, rocks, and fossils in their natural settings. Although lectures are a part of the course, most of the time is spent in the field where instruction is often on an individual basis. GS 116 helps to meet the natural science distribution requirement in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. The course has no prerequisites. GS 116 runs for 6 weeks. The dates for the 1990 summer course will be from July 5, when the caravan leaves from Ann Arbor, until August 20, the day that the caravan returns to Ann Arbor.

Cost, including lodging, meals, tuition, health fee, and transportation to and from Camp Davis is $1806 for all Michigan residents and $2030 for all nonresidents. All class-related equipment and field vehicles connected with the course are supplied by the University. For an application form, write to: Dr. Joyce M. Budai, Department of Geological Sciences, UM, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1063. [Cost:7]

411. Geology of Michigan. (3). (Excl).

This course surveys the geologic evolution of Michigan and the surrounding Great Lakes region in the context of modern geologic theory. The course can be taken by students with no background in geology. It begins with a review of important basic geologic principles and uses this foundation to illustrate more advanced geologic concepts in the context of the geologic evolution of the Great Lakes region. This approach permits the course to deal with problems that are of present research interest to geoscientists, such as processes of formation of the early crust, evolution of important crustal features such as the Michigan Basin and Mid-Continent Rift, and preservation of evidence of glaciation in the recent and distant past. The course consists of lectures and a weekly, take-home exercise involving map interpretation that is designed to illustrate the points being made in class. A discussion section is available for those needing help with the exercise. A book is recommended for the course and a course pack is required. [Cost:2] [WL:3 or 4] (Kesler)


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