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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Geological Sciences


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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 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).


GEOSCI 100. Coral Reefs.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001 MEETS JAN 8 TO FEB 21. FINAL EXAM ON FEB 21 OR ARRANGED.

Instructor(s): Philip A Meyers (pameyers@umich.edu)

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

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 100. Coral Reefs.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 002 MEETS MAR 8 TO APR 16. FINAL EXAM ON APR 16 OR ARRANGED.

Instructor(s): Kyger C Lohmann (kacey@umich.edu)

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

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/~kacey/ugrad/courses.html

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GEOSCI 103. Dinosaurs and Other Failures.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001 MEETS MAR 8 TO APR 16. FINAL EXAM ON APR 16 OR ARRANGED.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey A Wilson

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 149. (1). (NS). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 105. Continents Adrift.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001 MEETS FROM JAN 8 TO FEB 21 WITH FINAL EXAM ON FEB 21 OR ARRANGED.

Instructor(s): Josep M Pares (jmpares@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 205 or 146. (1). (NS). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 107. Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001 MEETS JAN 8 TO FEB 21. FINAL EXAM ON FEB 21 OR ARRANGED.

Instructor(s): Larry John Ruff (ruff@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 205, 146, or 147. (1). (NS). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 107. Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 002 MEETS MAR 8 TO APR 16. FINAL EXAM ON APR 16 OR ARRANGED.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 205, 146, or 147. (1). (NS). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~becky/

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GEOSCI 109. Water and Society.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001 MEETS MAR 8 TO APR 16. FINAL EXAM ON APR 16 OR ARRANGED.

Instructor(s): Maria C Castro

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 206. (1). (NS). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 113. Planets and Moons.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001 MEETS JAN 8 TO FEB 21. FINAL EXAM ON FEB 21 OR ARRANGED.

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. (1). (NS). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 114. The Elements.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001 MEETS MAR 8 TO APR 16 . FINAL EXAM ON APR 16 OR ARRANGED.

Instructor(s): Youxue Zhang (youxue@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: High School math, physics, and chemistry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 142. (1). (NS). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~youxue/GS114.html

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GEOSCI 115. Geologic Time.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001 MEETS JAN 8 TO FEB 21. FINAL EXAM ON FEB 21 OR ARRANGED.

Instructor(s): Eric J Essene (essene@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 135 or 145. (1). (NS). (BS).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Until the middle of the 18th century the Earth was generally thought to be less than 10,000 years old, and according to many, close to its apocalyptic end. We now know that the Earth formed 4.5 billion years ago and that the entire history of mankind is nothing but the latest tiny fraction of Earth history. The formation of rocks, continental drift, volcanoes, and earthquakes is evaluated in the framework of geologic time and plate tectonics. The discovery of time from the Renaissance to the latest high tech developments in radioactive dating is reviewed. Finally, the history of planet Earth will be described including its accretion out of dust and giant impacts, the origin of the Moon, the formation of the atmosphere and oceans, the development of life, and the building of continents. The course will draw upon examples meaningful to the student to illustrate the principles. Lectures twice weekly for half the term. A final one hour examination.

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GEOSCI 117. Introduction to Geology.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rob Van Der Voo (voo@umich.edu) , Josep M Pares (jmpares@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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. (5). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 118. Introductory Geology Laboratory.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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, or 218). (1). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 119. Introductory Geology Lectures.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rob Van Der Voo (voo@umich.edu) , Josep M Pares (jmpares@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 120. Geology of National Parks and Monuments.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Bruce H Wilkinson (eustasy@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Credit is not granted for GS 120 to those with credit for an introductory course in geology (GS 116, 117, 119). No credit granted to those who have completed both GS 205 and 206. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~eustasy/GS120.html

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GEOSCI 142. From Stars to Stones.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Youxue Zhang (youxue@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: High school math and science. Only first-year students (including first-year students with sophomore standing) may pre-register for this course. All other students need permission of instructor. Those with credit for GS 114 may only elect GS 142 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~youxue/GS266.html

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GEOSCI 145. Evolution of the Earth.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Samuel B Mukasa (mukasa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students (including first-year students with sophomore standing) may pre-register for this course. All others need permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 135. Those with credit for GS 115 may only elect GS 145 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 150. Dinosaur Extinction and Other Controversies.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Peter D Wilf (pwilf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students (including first-year students with sophomore standing) may pre-register for this course. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (NS). (BS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pwilf/gs150/gs150.html

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GEOSCI 153. Earthlike Planets.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: High school science and math recommended. Only first-year students (including first-year students with sophomore standing) may pre-register for this course. All other students need permission of instructor. Those with credit for GS 113 may only elect GS 153 for 2 credits. (3). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 201 / GEOG 201. Introductory Geography: Water, Climate, and Mankind.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carola H Stearns (cstearns@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 144. Those with credit for GS 111 may only elect GS 201 for 3 credits. (4). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 222. Introductory Oceanography.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Philip A Meyers (pameyers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AOSS 203. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 223. Introductory Oceanography, Laboratory.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in GS 222. (1). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Half QR

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 232. Earth Materials.

Introductory Courses and Courses for Non-concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lars P Stixrude (stixrude@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.geo.lsa.umich.edu/~stixrude/GS232/index.html

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GEOSCI 310. Petrology.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: GS 231 and either an introductory geological sciences course or GS 351 to be elected prior to or concurrently with GS 310. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 351. Structural Geology.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001 Introductory Earth Structure. Meets with Geology 451.001.

Instructor(s): Ben van der Pluijm (vdpluijm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: GS 117 or 119. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 451. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~vdpluijm/gs351.htm

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GEOSCI 418. Paleontology.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Daniel C Fisher (dcfisher@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: GS 117 or Biol. 162. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to the principles, methods of analysis, and major controversies within paleontology. It will familiarize the student with the fossil record (primarily, but not exclusively, of multicellular organisms) and its use in dealing with problems in evolutionary biology, paleoecology, and general Earth history. Three lectures weekly; midterm, final examination, and term paper. Required text: Prothero, Bringing Fossils to Life.

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GEOSCI 419. Paleontology Laboratory.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Daniel C Fisher (dcfisher@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in GS 418. (1). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introductory laboratory in paleontology. It will involve observation, analysis, and interpretation of fossil specimens (primarily invertebrates) and relevant material of living organisms. Its goal is to give the student experience in dealing with paleontological problems and to develop a familiarity with the systematics and morphology of important groups of fossil organisms. Students should be registered concurrently or previously in GS 418. One three-hour lab weekly; lab exercises, midterm, and final examination. Recommended text: Prothero, Bringing Fossils to Life.

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GEOSCI 425. Environmental Geochemistry.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Philip A Meyers (pameyers@umich.edu), Stephen Kesler (skesler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Introductory chemistry. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course deals with geochemistry as it relates to humans and their geologic environment. The intended audience for the course includes advanced undergraduates and graduate students in Geological Sciences, as well as students at a similar level in related divisions such as Chemistry, Natural Resources, Public Health, and Engineering. The course reviews the composition of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere and the ways that they are related to the composition of the biosphere. Special attention is given to naturally-occurring elements and compounds of environmental interest and to geochemical processes of environmental significance. Lecture material is supplemented by problem sets and discussions. Evaluation is based on these assignments, as well as a midterm and a final exam. Reading comes largely from a course pack, class handouts, and research papers.

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GEOSCI 427. Environmental and Technological Applications of Mineralogy.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rodney C Ewing

Prerequisites & Distribution: GS 231/232, comparable courses in the solid-state, or the approval of the instructor. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 437. Evolution of Vertebrates.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jeffrey A Wilson

Prerequisites & Distribution: A course in general biology or historical geology. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 451. Introductory Earth Structure.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001 Meets with Geology 351.001.

Instructor(s): Ben van der Pluijm (vdpluijm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GS 351. (3). (Excl). (BS). Geology and oceanography concentrators should not enroll in GS451, but elect GS 351.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~vdpluijm/gs351.htm

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GEOSCI 477. Hydrogeology.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Maria Clara Castro

Prerequisites & Distribution: Phys. 140 (or 160)/141, Chem. 125/130, and Math. 116; Math. 215/216 are recommended. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 483. Geophysics: Seismology.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Larry John Ruff (ruff@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent election of Math. 215 and Phys. 240 (or 260). (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 486. Geodynamics.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carolina R Lithgow-Bertelloni (crlb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: GS 420 and prior or concurrent election of Math. 215 and Phys. 240 (or 260). (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 489. 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. 490.

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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 497. Turner Lecture Seminar.

Primarily for Concentrators

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lynn M Walter

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two required GeoScience concentration core courses. (1). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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GEOSCI 498. 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. 499.

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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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