200-Level Geology Courses

GEO 201 - The Geosphere for K-8 Pre-Service Teachers. A study of those aspects of earth science that are readily observable in our natural environment. Topics covered include the earth in space and the earth's atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere. Hands-on investigation of the natural world is emphasized. Recommended for prospective elementary teachers. Does not count toward a geology major. (3-0-2). Four credits. Offered fall semester of odd numbered years.

GEO 202 - Exploring the Hydrosphere.

GEO 210 - Rocks and Minerals. Hand specimen study of common rocks, minerals, and fossils. Especially suitable for teacher candidates. Does not count toward the geology major. Lectures, laboratory, and field trips (one full Saturday, one Saturday morning, and three class-time trips are required). (3-0-2). Four credits. Offered fall semester of even-numbered years.

GEO 211 - Mineralogy. The study of mineral growth, structure, and occurrence. The determination of minerals by their physical, chemical, and crystallographic properties. Lectures, laboratory, and field trip (one 4-day trip leaving wednesday evening and several optional saturday trips). Prerequisites: 111 and Chemistry 111. (3-1-2). Four credits. Offered fall semester.

GEO 212 - Petrology. Topics include the origin, nature, occurrence, and identification of rocks. Lectures and laboratory. Prerequisites: 111, 112, 211, and Chemistry 111. (3-1-2). Five credits. Offered winter semester.

GEO203 - Weather for K-8 Preservice Teachers.

GEO280 - Selected Topics in the Geological Sciences.

GEO 285 - Regional Field Geology. One to two week trips to New England, Appalachian, Ozark-Ouachita, or Lake Superior regions to study regional aspects of lithology, stratigraphy, structure, fossils, landforms, and geological history. Pre-trip report required. Prerequisite: 111 and permission of instructor. One or two credits.

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