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Spring/Summer '99 Course Guide

Courses in Geological Sciences (Division 377)


Calendars

Spring Half-Term, 1999 (May 3 June 22, 1999)
Spring/Summer Term, 1999 (May 3 August 17, 1999)
Summer Half-Term, 1999 (June 28 August 17, 1999)


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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. 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).


Geol. Sci. 113. Planets and Moons.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Peter van Keken (keken@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 204 or 153 (or 278). (1). (NS). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/~keken/113.html

This minicourse provides an overview of the evolution of the solar system and the present day geology and climates of the planets and their moons. Topics include history of planetary science, formation of the solar system, Earth as a planet, differences and similarities between Earth and other planets, and modern planetary exploration. The approach to this topic will be descriptive and no previous knowledge of geology is required. The grade is determined by a number of quizzes and a final multiple-choice examination.

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Geol. Sci. 411. Geology of Michigan.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Stephen Kesler (skesler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 155 (or 283). (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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, although a background in high-school level science and math is necessary. It begins with a review of important basic geologic principles and uses this foundation to illustrate more advanced geologic concepts with examples from Michigan and the Great Lakes region. This approach permits the course to deal with problems that are of present research interest to geoscientists, such as formation of the early continents, evolution of important continental features such as the Michigan Basin and Mid-Continent Rift, as well geologically more recent continental glaciation. Throughout the course, attention is given to the important mineral resources of the region, such as copper, iron, oil and gas, and salt. The course consists of lectures and take-home exercises involving map interpretation that are designed to illustrate the points being made in class. A book is recommended for the course and a course pack is required.

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Geol. Sci. 490. Geological Sciences Honors.

Primarily for Concentrators

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Readings, discussions, and special work in geological sciences for undergraduate Honors students. May be taken as a one-term or two-term sequence with Geol. Sci. 489.

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Geol. Sci. 499. Research or Special Work.

Primarily for Concentrators

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Research or special work in geological sciences for undergraduate or graduate students. May be taken as a one-term or two-term sequence with Geol. Sci. 498.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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Geol. Sci. 499. Research or Special Work.

Primarily for Concentrators

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Research or special work in geological sciences for undergraduate or graduate students. May be taken as a one-term or two-term sequence with Geol. Sci. 498.

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Summer Half-Term Courses

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Geol. Sci. 116. Introductory Geology in the Field.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 721 Field Course in Jackson, WY June 26 to August 11

Instructor(s): Robert Owen (rowen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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. (8). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students may earn eight credits for studying Introductory Geology in the Rocky Mountains, including: Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons, Dinosaur National Monument, and Craters of the Moon. This field course is taught at Camp Davis, a permanent facility built by the University in 1929. Camp Davis is located on the Hoback River near its junction with the Snake River, about 20 miles south of Jackson, Wyoming (the trout fishing is great!). This ideal outdoor classroom 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. The effects of alpine glaciation, landslides, stream erosion, and a host of other geologic phenomena are clearly evident in this region and provide an excellent introduction to geology. The geological history of the Teton, Gros Ventre, and Wind River mountain ranges is fully recorded in a sequence of fossiliferous rocks, which in many cases can be interpreted in terms of processes still at work today.

GS-116 is a fast-paced, comprehensive course that covers all aspects of modern earth sciences. Students learn about rocks and minerals, both in the classroom and in a variety of natural settings, which leads to discussion of and understanding of topics such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, geoenvironmental problems, paleoceanography, and tectonic processes. About two weeks of the course involve field trips to other parts of Wyoming as well as Nevada, Montana, Idaho and Utah. You will have the opportunity to examine rocks, minerals and fossils in their natural settings, many of which are considered "world-class" locations by professional geologists. In the first week of classroom lectures are a key part of the course, but later most of your time will be spent in the field. This is an in-depth course covering all aspects of geology. The dates for the 1999 summer course will be from June 26, when the caravan leaves from Ann Arbor, until August 11, the day that the caravan arrives back in Ann Arbor.

Costs, including lodging, meals, tuition, health fee, textbook, and transportation to and from Camp Davis are $2,879 for resident lower division students and $3,074 for resident upper division students. The non-resident fees are $3,379 and $3,574 for upper and lower division students, respectively. Applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis contingent upon receipt of a $50 application fee (which is included in the above fees). All class-related equipment and field vehicles connected with the course are supplied by the University. For an application form, write or email Norma Crowley (ncrowley@umich.edu), the Department of Geological Sciences, U-M, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1063.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5: go to 2534 CCL for application form

Geol. Sci. 440. Field Course in Geology.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 721 Field Course in Jackson, WY June 21 to August 11

Instructor(s): Rebecca Lange (becky@umich.edu) , Robert Owen (rowen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Elementary trigonometry, GS 310 and 351. (8). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The University of Michigan geology field course is taught at Camp Davis, a permanent facility built by the University in 1929. Camp Davis is about 30 km south of Jackson, Wyoming, very near the junction of the Overthrust Belt, the Snake River Plain, the Wind River Range, and the Green River Basin.

GS 440 is a broad, in-depth course covering all aspects of field geology. The thrust of this course is to train students to interpret and report on the nature of a variety of geological terrains and to improve their skill in solving geological problems. Field projects include the mapping and interpretation of glacial, deformed sedimentary, regional metamorphic, contact metamorphic, plutonic, and volcanic complexes. Approximately two weeks of the course are spent on trips to other parts of Wyoming as well as to South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Colorado.

Successful completion of courses in mineralogy (GS 231), sedimentary geology (GS 305), igneous and metamorphic petrology (GS 310), and structural geology (GS 351) is required for admission to this course. GS 440 runs for 7 weeks in 1999. The caravan will depart Ann Arbor on June 21 and arrive back in Ann Arbor on August 11.

Costs, including lodging, meals, tuition, health fee, and transportation to and from Camp Davis are $2,999 for all Michigan residents and $3,499 for all nonresidents. All class-related equipment and field vehicles connected with the course are supplied by the University. For an application form, write or email Norma Crowley(ncrowley@umich.edu), the Department of Geological Sciences, U-M, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1063.

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Geol. Sci. 441. Field Course in Environmental Geology.

Section 721 Field Course in Jackson, WY June 21 to July 19

Instructor(s): Tomasz Baumiller (tomasz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One of GS 116, 117 or 119; or GS 205 and 206. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Geological Sciences 441 is a four week field course suitable for students with a concentration in Environmental Geology or General Geology. It is held at Camp Davis near Jackson, Wyoming. The course begins with a seven day, regional field trip (through Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) in which students learn about the tectonic evolution of the North American continent and are trained to recognize sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks in the field. Back at Camp Davis, the course proceeds to introduce students to the basics of geologic mapping with two small projects and culminates in a final project that is focused on surficial geological processes that have environmental and ecological importance. This field course provides a type of training and direct observation not paralleled by any course work offered by the department during the regular academic year.

There is one exam (after the regional field trip), two small projects (based on 1-2 days of mapping) and one final project (based on 4-5 days of field measurements).

The course is intended for students concentrating in either the general geology or the environmental geology program. Concentrators in the professional program should take Geology 440. Sutdents in Natural Resources and Environment and the Department of Civil Engineering are also welcome.

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Geol. Sci. 499. Research or Special Work.

Primarily for Concentrators

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Research or special work in geological sciences for undergraduate or graduate students. May be taken as a one-term or two-term sequence with Geol. Sci. 498.

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