UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

Geology

 

 

Date:

9/13/02

 

Course Revision #1

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

Geol 1121s 2151s. Historical Geology: Earth History and Changing Scientific Perspectives. (Sci-L; 4 cr)

 

Development of fundamental theories and principles of geology, including stratigraphy, uniformitarianism, geologic time, evolution, and plate tectonics. Emphasis on how geological thought has evolved through time as the scientific, religious, and political climate has changed. Discussion of the Earth's history and science's changing views of the Earth; continental movements, mountain building, and the evolution and development of organisms and ecosystems. Lab experience on methods of interpreting Earth's history from rocks, fossils, and structures and solving geological problems. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course will be offered at the 2000 to both reflect the content of the material and to promote enrollment by geology majors.

Course Revision #2

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Geol 2051f. Field and Research Methods in Geology I. (Sci-L; 2 cr; prereq 1101 or 1101H, ˜2101)

 

Introduction to geologic research methods and field techniques; use of library resources; geological field methods, geologic sampling, fundamentals of mapping and data collecting using Brunton compass and Global Positioning System (GPS) techniques. (2 hrs lect., 2 hrs lab)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This change reflects the dropping of Field and Research Methods in Geology II from the curriculum

Course Revision #3

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Geol 3051f. Field and Research Methods in Geology II. (Sci-L, 2 cr; prereq 2111; ˜2121)

 

Further introduction to geologic research methods and field techniques; advanced techniques of field mapping and data collecting interpretation of topographic and geologic maps and aerial photographs; preparation of geological reports, maps and cross section; application of Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques. (2 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course is dropped from the curriculum in favor of introducing the course material in other courses

Course Revision #4

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Geol 4120s. Advanced Sedimentology: Depositional Systems. (Sci; 4 cr; repeatable to 8 cr; prereq 2121; not offered 2001-02)

 

In-depth investigation of selected depositional environments and recognition of specific depositional sequences through time. (4 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course is dropped from the curriculum to reduce the number of upper level courses.

Course Revision #5

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Geol 1011f. Geology of the National Parks. (Sci; 4 cr; may not count toward geol major or minor; not offered 2001-02, offered when feasible)

 

Exploration of the fundamental aspects of the geosciences: earth materials, geologic time, plate tectonics, and the evolution of landscapes by examining the geology and geologic history of the U.S. national parks. (4 hrs lect)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course will not be taught in the 03-05 "cycle" (next offered in Fall 05-06)

Course Revision #6

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Geol 1012f. Oceanography. (Sci; 4 cr; may not count toward geol major or minor; not offered 2002-03, 2004-05)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Time passes. The Bulletin should reflect that.

Course Revision #7

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

Geol 1101Hf . Honors: Physical Geology. (Sci-L; 4 cr; prereq # for students not in Honors Program; not offered 2001-02, 2004-05)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Time passes. The Bulletin should reflect that.

Course Revision #8

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

Geol 2131 f,s. Geomorphology. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1101H; not offered 2002-03, 2004-05)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Changes reflect schedule adjustments and time passing.

Course Revision #9

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Geol 2141f, s. Glacial and Quaternary Geology. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1101H; not offered 2001-02, 2003-04)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Changes reflect schedule adjustments and time passing.

 

Course Revision #10

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

Geol 3111s. Introduction to Invertebrate Paleontology. (Sci-L; 4 cr; prereq 1121 or #; not offered 2002-03, 2004-05)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Time passes. The Bulletin should reflect that.

Course Revision #11

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

Geol 3401f. Geophysics. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq Math 1101, Phys 1101 or #; not offered 2002-03, 2004-05)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Time passes. The Bulletin should reflect that.

Course Revision #12

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

Geol 3411s. Advanced Stratigraphy: Subsurface Methods. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1101H, 2121 and or #; not offered 2002-03, 2004-05)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Time passes. The Bulletin should reflect that.

Course Revision #13

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

Geol 3421s. Airphoto Interpretation. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or 1101H and or #; not offered 2001-02, 2003-04)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Time passes. The Bulletin should reflect that.

 

Course Revision #14

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

Geol 3601f. Introduction to Geochemistry. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq Chem 1101, #; not offered 2001-02, 2003-2004)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Time passes. The Bulletin should reflect that.

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; prereq 2131; not offered 2002-03, offered when feasible)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Changes reflect schedule adjustments and time passing.

Course Revision #16

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

Geol 4140f. Advanced Glacial and Quaternary Geology. (Sci; 4 cr; repeatable to 8 cr; prereq 2141; not offered 2002-03,2004-05)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Time passes. The Bulletin should reflect that.

 

Regular Approval Process:

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

 

Date

Step #

X

9/13/02

1)

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

 

X

9/19/02

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.)