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Spring/Summer 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Geological Sciences

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Calendars

Spring Half-Term, 2001 (May 1 June 22)
Spring/Summer Term, 2001 (May 1 August 17)
Summer Half-Term, 2001 (June 27 August 17)


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Wolverine Access Subject listing for GEOSCI

Spring Term '01 Time Schedule for Geological Sciences


GEOSCI 100. Coral Reefs.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Joyce Margaret Budai

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 156 (or 260). (1). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Coral Reefs will be an in-depth tour of the biological and physical processes active in modern reef systems to provide a detailed understanding of the ecology of the individual organisms and the complex nature of their interactions within the reef community. Evolution of the reef community will be examined, ranging from the crude framework structures formed over one billion years ago by primitive algae to the luxuriant and diversified reefs of the modern-day oceans, to define the evolutionary strategies of reef building organisms. By tracking these evolutionary strategies through geologic time, the implications of man's intervention with the Earth's hydrosphere and atmosphere on the character of future reef communities will be considered.

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GEOSCI 411. Geology of Michigan.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephen E 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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GEOSCI 490. Geological Sciences Honors.

Primarily for Concentrators

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (BS). (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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GEOSCI 499. Research or Special Work.

Primarily for Concentrators

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (BS). (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

Wolverine Access Subject listing for GEOSCI

Spring/Summer Term '01 Time Schedule for Geological Sciences


GEOSCI 411. Geology of Michigan.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephen E 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.

No Description Provided.

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GEOSCI 499. Research or Special Work.

Primarily for Concentrators

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (BS). (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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GEOSCI 116. Introductory Geology in the Field.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 721 FIELD COURSE IN JACKSON HOLE, WY, JUN 30 TO AUG. 14.

Instructor(s): Robert M Owen

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: http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/TEACHING/davis/davis116.html

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 2001 summer course will be from June 30, when the caravan leaves from Ann Arbor, until August 14, 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 $2354 for resident lower division students and $2561 for resident upper division students. The non-resident fees are $3454 and $3661 for lower and upper 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, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1063.

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GEOSCI 440. Field Course in Geology.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 721 FIELD COURSE IN JACKSON HOLE, WY, JUN 24 TO AUG 14.

Instructor(s): Rebecca Lange (becky@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/TEACHING/davis/davis440.html

Field Course in Geology is co-taught by:

Geological Sciences 440 is a broad, in-depth course covering all aspects of field geology (structure, sedimentology, metamorphic and igneous petrology, geophysics, and surficial processes). The principal goal of the course is to train students to recognize distinct lithological units and their 3-D relations. Field projects include mapping and interpretation of deformed and faulted sedimentary, regional metamorphic, plutonic, and volcanic complexes. The course includes a field project that utilizes modern geophysical tools to supplement traditional field observations and another project that focuses on surficial processes (geologically-relevant processes occurring on the short time scale), which are environmentally and ecologically important.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of courses in two or more of the following: mineralogy, sedimentary geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology. The dates for the 2001 summer course will be from June 24, when the caravan leaves from Ann Arbor, until August 14, 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 $2354 for resident lower division students and $2561 for resident upper division students. The non-resident fees are $3454 and $3661 for lower and upper 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, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1063.

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GEOSCI 441. Field Course in Environmental Geology.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 721 FIELD COURSE IN JACKSON HOLE, WY, July 18-August 14

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/TEACHING/davis/davis441.html

GS 441 is an interdisciplinary course designed for geology majors and non-majors with a background and interest in environmental geology and natural resource related fields. Initially, students will be given an introduction to the geology of Wyoming and surrounding states. This geologic setting will provide the context for investigating current issues in environmental geology. Case studies involving contaminant hydrology, water resource protection, and resource development will be discussed from a geologic and regulatory perspective. Students will participate in field projects in surficial processes, groundwater geochemistry, contaminant fate and transport evaluation and/or water resource evaluation. The dates for the 2001 summer course will be from July 18, when the caravan leaves from Ann Arbor, until August 14, the day that the caravan arrives back in Ann Arbor.

Prerequisites: Applicants should have successfully completed an introductory course in geology.

Costs, including lodging, meals, tuition, health fee, textbook, and transportation to and from Camp Davis are $2354 for resident lower division students and $2561 for resident upper division students. The non-resident fees are $3454 and $3661 for lower and upper 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, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1063.

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GEOSCI 499. Research or Special Work.

Primarily for Concentrators

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (BS). (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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