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Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated July 30, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
GEOL 101-01  Dinosaurs
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm OLRI 150 Kristina Curry Rogers
*First day attendance required*

GEOL 160-01  Dynamic Earth/Global Change
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 100 Kelly MacGregor
*Cross-listed with ENVI 160-01*

GEOL 160-L1  Dynamic Earth/Global Chng Lab
M 07:00 pm-09:10 pm OLRI 187 Jeffrey Thole
*Cross-listed with ENVI 160-L1*

GEOL 160-L2  Dynamic Earth/Global Chng Lab
T 09:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 187 Jeffrey Thole
*Cross-listed with ENVI 160-L2*

GEOL 165-01  History/Evolution of Earth
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 187 Raymond Rogers
*First Year Course only* History and Evolution of the Earth will provide an overview of Earth history that spans ~4.54 billion years. Students in the class will explore the concept of geologic time as they delve into the vast past of our evolving planet. Major emphasis will be placed on tracking the evolution of life, from the simplest single-celled organisms of the ancient Earth to today's diverse floras and faunas. Another major focus of the course will be the linkage and various feedbacks among abiotic and biotic systems—the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere did not and do not evolve independently. The laboratory component of the course is designed to familiarize students with the rocks and fossils that archive the history of Earth. The class will include a field trip to local areas of geologic and paleontologic interest. This course is required for geology majors and minors.

GEOL 165-L1  History/Evolution of Earth Lab
R 09:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 187 Jeffrey Thole
*First Year Lab only*

GEOL 240-01  Field Methods
R 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 179 Karl Wirth
This course is designed to train students in observation, spatial thinking, integrative problem-solving, and critical thinking in the field. Students will keep a detailed field notebook, complete three field projects, and use software to prepare professional quality maps and reports, all of which are important skills needed for careers in the biological, environmental, and geological sciences. Tools used include brunton compass, Jacob staff, GPS, aerial photographs, topographic maps, and computer software. Includes a weekend mapping project and weekly field trips during class. Occasional fourth hour meetings. Prereqs: GEOL 160, 165, or permission of instructor.

GEOL 250-01  Mineralogy
MWF 08:30 am-10:30 am OLRI 179 Karl Wirth
 
GEOL 260-01  Geomorphology
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 175 Kelly MacGregor
 
GEOL 260-L1  Geomorphology Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 175 Kelly MacGregor
 
GEOL 300-01  Paleobiology
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm OLRI 175 Raymond Rogers
 
GEOL 300-L1  Paleobiology Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:20 pm OLRI 175 Raymond Rogers
 
GEOL 400-01  Capstone Research Methods in Geology
TR 01:20 pm-04:20 pm OLRI 187 Jeffrey Thole
*Permission of the instructor required; 1 credit course*

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated July 30, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
GEOL 102-01  Exploring the Solar System
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 100 Karl Wirth
 
GEOL 165-01  History/Evolution of Earth
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 100 Raymond Rogers
 
GEOL 165-L1  History/Evolution of Earth Lab
M 07:00 pm-09:10 pm OLRI 187 Jeffrey Thole
 
GEOL 165-L2  History/Evolution of Earth Lab
T 09:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 187 Jeffrey Thole
 
GEOL 255-01  Structural Geology
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 179 STAFF
*First day attendance required*

GEOL 255-L1  Structural Geology Lab
T 01:20 pm-04:20 pm OLRI 179 STAFF
 
GEOL 265-01  Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm OLRI 175 Raymond Rogers
 
GEOL 265-L1  Sedimentology/Stratigraphy Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:20 pm OLRI 175 Raymond Rogers
 
GEOL 302-01  Petrology and Geochemistry
MWF 08:30 am-10:30 am OLRI 179 Karl Wirth
 
GEOL 303-01  Surface/Groundwater Hydrology
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 175 Kelly MacGregor
*$75 field trip fee required*

GEOL 303-L1  Surface/Groundwater Hydro Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 175 Kelly MacGregor
 
GEOL 394-01  Paleoclimate
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 270 Louisa Bradtmiller
*First day attendance required*

GEOL 394-L1  Paleoclimate Lab
R 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 187 Louisa Bradtmiller
*First day attendance required*

GEOL 400-01  Capstone Research Methods in Geology
TR 01:20 pm-04:20 pm OLRI 187 Jeffrey Thole
*Permission of the instructor required; 1 credit course*

GEOL 450-01  Senior Seminar
M 03:30 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 170 MacGregor, Wirth
*1 credit course*

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