GEOLOGY 1140 Physical Geology 4 Credits

The physical and chemical earth, materials of the earths crust and interior, their compositions, distributions, origins, and the processes that modify them; minerals and rocks; interpretation of topographic maps and aerial photographs; field trips.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Natural Science
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOLOGY 1240 Historical Geology 4 Credits

The formation and development of the earth and the development of life through geologic time. Laboratory includes review of minerals and rocks; elements of stratigraphy; paleontology, and field trips.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Natural Science
Typically Offered: Occasional

GEOLOGY 3040 Mineralogy and Lithology 4 Credits

A condensed course on earth materials for majors in science and engineering. A paragenetic approach is used to study minerals with associated rocks. Laboratory emphasizes identification, classification. Field trips and research paper and presentation required.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GEOLOGY 1140 or GEOLOGY 3130
Typically Offered: Occasional

GEOLOGY 3130 Engineering Geology 3 Credits

Geology applied to the solution of a variety of problems in the field of civil engineering; field trips. Morphology, evolutionary trends and stratigraphic significance of fossil invertebrates; some micropaleontology; field trips.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CHEMSTRY 1240 and CHEMSTRY 1450
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOLOGY 3430 Hydrogeology 3 Credits

Applied geological concepts and theory of water resources, including both groundwater and surface water. Field trips. Research paper and presentation required.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GEOLOGY 1140 or GEOLOGY 3130; CHEMSTRY 1240 is recommended
Typically Offered: Fall

GEOLOGY 4030 Economic Geology 3 Credits

The origin and geology of mineral deposits, energy resources, precious metals and gems, and agricultural and construction materials derived from geologic sources.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GEOLOGY 1140 or GEOLOGY 3130; GEOLOGY 3040 is recommended
Typically Offered: Occasional

GEOLOGY 4660 Cooperative Field Experience 1-8 Credits

Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: consent of department chair
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

GEOLOGY 4920 Individual Research in Geology 1-3 Credits

Supervised research by individual students; written report required.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: consent of department chair
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring