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DISCIPLINE COVER SHEET #2

SEMESTER

CURRICULUM CHANGES

FORM B

(2/00)

 

FORM B:  DISCIPLINE OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS

(Submit to Division Chair)

 

Note:  All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

 

Discipline:

Geology

Date

9/9/04

 

See instructions given in separate document.

 

III.      Assessment:

The geology discipline requires geology majors to successfully complete exams which cover geologic principles, processes earth materials and structures.  Students record field observations in a required Geology Field Notebook.  Seniors are required to read and discuss recent Geologic literature and to do an oral presentation of a research project or the results of independent research.  The activities (Enrollment in Graduate School, employment in a related industry, careers in education, other) of recent Graduates of the the U.M.M. Geology program are monitored.

 

IV.      Requirements for a Major:

Divisions & Courses

Major Requirements

Geol 1101—Physical Geology

Geol 2051—Field and Research Methods

Geol 2101—Mineralogy and Crystallography

Geol 2111—Petrology and Petrography

Geol 2121—Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Geol 3101—Structural Geology

Geol 3196—Geology Field Camp

Geol 4901—Geology Senior Seminar

Geol 4902—Geology Senior Seminar Presentations

8   10  additional credits in Geol courses at 2xxx or above

Chem 1101—General Chemistry I

Chem 1102—General Chemistry II

Math 1101—Calculus I

a minimum of 7 credits, chosen through consultation

with a geology adviser, from appropriate natural

science, biology, computer science, physics

chemistry, mathematics, or statistics courses.

Up to 8 credits of coursework with a grade of D

be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an

equivalent number of credits of A or B.

Students planning to pursue graduate studies in the

geological sciences should take the following courses:

Geol 2151—Historical Geology: Earth History and

Changing Scientific Perspectives

Math 1102—Calculus II

CSci 1301—Problem Solving and Algorithm

Development I

Phys 1101—General Physics I

 

 

  V.      Requirements for a Minor:

Minor Requirements

Geol 1101—Physical Geology

Geol 2051—Field and Research Methods in Geology I

Geol 2101—Mineralogy and Crystallography

Geol 2111—Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Geol 2121—Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Geol 3051—Field and Research Methods in Geology II

Chem 1101—General Chemistry I

Chem 1102—General Chemistry II

4   8 additional credits in Geol courses numbered 2xxx or

above; a maximum of 3 credits of directed study

may be used to satisfy elective requirements

Up to 8 credits of coursework with a grade of D may

be used to meet the minor requirements if offset by an

equivalent number of credits of A or B.