UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Geology

 

 

Date:

8/28/00

 

Course Revision #1

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Geol 2121f. Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. (Sci-L; 4 cr.; QP-3200; SP-2101)

Processes of sedimentation, including origin, transportation, and deposition of sediments; interpretation of sedimentary environments. Principles of stratigraphy and their applications. Lab work includes sedimentary particle analysis; stratigraphic sections; and correlation problems; use and construction of thickness and facies maps and cross sections interpretation of ancient sedimentary environments based on stratified sequences of sedimentary rock. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab and field trips)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

More clearly indicates nature of lab work in the course.

Course Revision #2

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Geol 3111s. Introduction to Invertebrate Paleontology. (Sci-l; 4 cr.; QP-1110; SP-1121 or #; not offered 1999-2000 2002-2003)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Update year of offering

Course Revision #3

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Geol 3196. Geology Field Camp. (Sci; 6cr.; QP-1110, 3240, 3410; SP-1121, 2121, 3101 or #)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Better reflects the required prerequisites for the course. Instructor consent without the indicated prerequisite courses is no longer possible.

Course Revision #4

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Geol 3411s. Advanced Stratigraphy: Subsurface Methods (Sci: 4 cr.; QP-1120; SP-1101 or 1111, 2121, or #; not offered 2000-2001 2002-2003) Techniques and methods of investigating subsurface geologic and stratigraphic features. Includes a discussion of drilling methods, subsurface mapping methods and techniques for interpreting subsurface geologic trends. (3 2 hrs lect, 3 4 hrs. lab)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Course title and description better reflect the nature of the course. Update year of offering, and redistributed class hours between lecture and lab to more closely reflect required class time

Course Revision #5

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Geol 3421s. Airphoto Interpretation. (Sci; 4cr.; QP-1120; SP-1101 or 1111 and #; not offered 1999-2000 2001-2002)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Update year of offering.

Course Revision #6

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Geol 4110f. Advanced Invertebrate Paleontology. (Sci; 4cr. repeatable to 8 cr.; QP-3460; SP-3111 or 1111 or #; not offered 1999-2000)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Delete Course. Material is better suited as a Directed Studies or Variable Topics offering.

 

 

Course Revision #7

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Geol 4120f 4120s. Advanced Sedimentology: Depositional Systems. (Sci; 4cr.; repeatable to 8cr.; QP-3240; SP-2121 or #; not offered 2000-2001 2001-2002)

Sedimentology and stratigraphy; may include In depth investigation of selected depositional environments and recognition of specific depositional sequences through time. Or correlation of specific time stratigraphic geologic units on a local, regional, and worldwide scale. (3 4 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab and field trips)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change semester offered and change title to more accurately reflect course content. Deleted material in course description is more appropriately covered in Advanced Stratigraphy, or as a Directed Study offering.

Course Revision #8

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Geology 2111s. Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Petrography. (Sci-L; 4 cr; prereq 2101) Classification, composition, genesis, and natural occurrence of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; lab study and identification of rocks by various macroscopic, microscopic, and chemical means (3 hrs lect, 6 hrs lab and field trips)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Title change reflects course restriction to igneous and metamorphic rocks; material concerning the origin and evolution of sedimentary rocks will be removed to and covered in Geol 2121, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy.

Course Revision #9

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Geol 3501f. Hydrology. (Sci; 4 cr.; QP-Math 1201; SP-Math 1101 or #)

Elements of surface water hydrology; goundwater occurance, movement, and contamination; water resource design and development; history of water wells;well drilling; installation and development of water suppy systems; the future of fresh water supplies and aquifer characteristics; groundwater flow mechanics and flow nets; well hydraulics; groundwater contamination, contaminant transport, and remediation; management and legal aspects of water resources. (3 4 hrs lecture)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

More accurately describes the course content as it is currently taught.

Course Revision #10

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Geol 3101s. Structural Geology. (Sci-L; 4 cr.; QP-3220; SP-2111 or #)

Elementary concepts of stress and strain, and the theory of rock deformation; description and classification of structures within the Earth’s crust; application of geometric, graphic analytical, and map interpretation techniques to solution of solving structural problems; field mapping problems. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab and field trips)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

More accurately describes the course content as it is currently taught.

Course Revision #11

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Geol 3401sf. Geophysics. (Sci; 4 cr.; QP-Math 1201, Phys 1200; SP-Math 1101, or #; not offered 2002-2003)

Propagation of seismic waves, earthquake seismology, and the sructure of the Earth; the origin and nature of the Earth’s magnetic and gravitational fields; the earth’s internal production and flow of heat; composition, state, and rheology of the the Earth’s interior; plate tectonics and elementary geodynamics. (3 4 hrs lecture)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Course will now be offered in the Fall; will alternate with an offering under Geol 3000 – Advanced Topics.

Course Revision #12

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Geol 1011f. Geology of the National Parks. (Sci; 4 cr.; may not count toward geol major or minor, not offered 2001-2002)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The course will alternate with a proposed new course in oceanography to be offered Fall 2001.

Course Revision #13

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Geol 2131f. Geomorphology. (Sci, 4 cr; QP-1120; SP-1101 or 1111; not offered 2002-2003)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change in when offered.

Course Revision #14

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Geol 2141f. Glacial and Quaternary Geology. (Sci, 4 cr; QP-1120; SP-1101 or 1111; not offered 2001-2002)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change in when offered.

Course Revision #15

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Geol 4130s. Advanced Geomorphology. (Sci; 4 cr; repeatable to 8 cr; QP-3400; SP-2131; not offered 2002-2003)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change in when offered.

Course Revision #16

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Geol 4140sf. Advanced Glacial and Quaternary Geology. (Sci; 4 cr; repeatable to 8 cr; QP-3310; SP-2141; not offered 2002-2003)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Change in when offered.

 

Regular Approval Process:

Forms RC must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

X

09/18/00

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

X

9/28/00

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (Course revisions become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval, unless specifically requested otherwise in the Rationales.)