GEOLOGY 160B – Environmental Geology
5 semester hours
Open to all students, except those who have previously taken a 100-level geology course. A math placement score of 22 or above is recommended.
Environmental Geology is an introduction to applied geology for both science and non-science students. The primary objective of the course is to understand human interaction with the physical environment. We will study natural hazards, such as flooding, mass wasting, and coastal erosion, natural resources, such as groundwater and wetlands, and the impact humans have on them. Labs will focus on techniques used by geologists to study natural hazards and resources and to develop mitigation strategies when our impact on them is excessive. Geology 160 counts as an introductory course for the geology major and minor, the environmental science major and environmental studies minor, and the marine science minor.
GEOLOGY 260 - Sedimentology
5 semester hours
Prerequisite: Geology 150B or 160B or one course from the Geology 110B-116N Series in combination with Geology 151.
This course is a process-based approach to the study of sediments and sedimentary rocks. The first part of the course will investigate the physical processes of sediment erosion, transport, and deposition. These principles will then be applied to the study of modern depositional environments and processes as they relate to the interpretation of ancient deposits. Emphasis will be on siliciclastic and carbonate depositional environments and rocks. Labs include flume work, identification of important sedimentary structures, lab and field methods, and field trips.
MRSC 490 – Independent Study
Students must submit an Independent Study proposal to the Registrar’s Office, Recitation Hall, for final approval. After final approval, the student will be officially registered for the credits.
MRSC 491 – Internship
Students must submit an Internship Proposal to Career Services, Shouvlin Center, Room 210, for final approval. After final approval, the student will be officially registered for credit.
MRSC 492 – Directed Research
Students must submit an Independent Study-Directed Research Proposal to the Registrar’s Office, Recitation Hall, for final approval. After final approval, the student will be officially registered for the credits.