100-Level Geology Courses

GEO 100 - Environmental Geology. The relationship between people and their physical geological environment. Topics include geologic hazards, hydrology and human health, mineral and energy resources, and land use planning. Primarily for nonscience majors; although geology or earth science majors may benefit from the course material.  Lectures and field trips. General education course NS/A. (3-0-0). Three credits. Offered each semester and in summer.

GEO 105 - Living with the Great Lakes.  Introduction to earth science using the Great Lakes as a theme and Lake Michigan as a natural laboratory. Review of the Lakes' geologic setting, origin, and history; climatology and lake levels; physical processes including erosion; water chemistry as a function of geology; human interactions with the Lakes. Lectures and field trips. General education course NS/A. (3-0-0). Three credits. Offered in fall semester and summer session.

GEO 111 - Exploring the Earth.  Introduction to the study of earth materials and processes, including minerals, rocks, mineral deposits, weathering, erosion, volcanism, and mountain building. Lectures, laboratories, and field trips. General education course NS/A. (3-0-2). Four credits. Offered each semester. 

GEO 112 - Earth History.  Introduction to geological structures, stratigraphic relations, and fossils as instruments for studying the physical and biological events of earth history. Lecture, laboratories, and field trips. Prerequisite: A course in physical or general geology. (3-1-2). Five credits. Offered fall and winter semesters.

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