616 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

616-100 PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY GL 5 cr
An introduction to the concepts which describe the origin and evolution of the earth. Emphasis is on understanding (1) the material make-up of the earth, (2) the internal and external processes which affect the earth, (3) the scientific method as it applies to the study of the earth. One field trip is required. A special fee will be assessed to those students electing to participate on an optional field trip to cover the cost of chartering a bus. Four hours of lectures and two hours of lab each week.
Coreq: 760-140 or 760-141 or consent of instructor. Unreq: 616-101

616-101  ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGY     GM    4 cr
An introduction to the study of the earth. Emphasis is placed on: (1) the materials which make up the earth, (2) the internal and external processes which affect the earth, (3) the length of geologic time, and (3) the methods of science, especially as they apply to the study of the Earth. One half-day field trip in the immediate area is required. An optional field trip, requiring a transportation fee will be conducted to the Baraboo Hills region. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.
Coreq: 760-140 or 760-141. Unreq: 616-100

616-204 EARTH AND LIFE HISTORY   GM   3 cr
A study of the changes in the earth's crust and life through geologic time and the methodology used in reconstructing earth history. One field trip is required. A special fee will be assessed to those students electing to participate on an optional field trip to cover transportation costs.
Coreq: 760-140 or 760-141

616-205 HISTORICAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY 1 cr
A laboratory course in earth history emphasizing paleontologic, stratigraphic, and geologic map studies. One field trip is required. One two-hour lab per week.
Prereq: 616-204 or con reg in 616-204.

616-206 PLANETARY GEOLOGY 3 cr
A study of geological phenomena including (1) internal processes such as gravity, magnetism and volcanism, and convection, and (2) external processes such as glaciation, impact, wind and water erosion, and mass movement which affect the origin, evolution, and current structure of the planets, satellites, meteoroids, and asteroids. Processes affecting the earth and major features of the Earth will be used to illustrate and explain planetary processes.
Coreq: 760-140 or 760-141

616-300 PRINCIPLES OF OCEANOGRAPHY GM 3 cr
A study of the physical, chemical, geological and biological aspects of the major water masses of the world and human dependency on these water masses. One field trip to observe shoreline processes is required. A special fee will be assessed to students electing to participate in an optional field trip to cover the transportation costs.
Coreq: 760-140 or 760-141

616-301/501 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY 3 cr
A study of the physical and cultural problems associated with earthquakes, volcanism, weathering and mass movement, running water, groundwater, glaciers, coastal processes, waste disposal, contaminant hydrogeology, nonrenewable resources, and environmental health. An analysis of various engineering solutions and land use planning approaches concerning these problems will be examined. At least one field trip will be required. A special fee will be assessed to students who participate in optional field trips to cover transportation costs.Two lectures and one two-hour lab per week.
Prereq: 616-100 or 722-210 or consent of instructor.

GEOLGY 307  DINOSAURS        GM        3 u
The proposed course will examine all aspects of Dinosaurs from Earth System Science perspective. Who were the Dinosaurs? When, how and where did they live on earth? What is their relationship to birds? What ere the circumstances of their extinction?
Coreq: MATH 140 OR 141

616-315 INTRODUCTION TO MINERALOGY 4 cr
An introduction to mineralogy with emphasis on the principles of crystallography, physical mineralogy, chemical mineralogy and the systematic classification of minerals. Three lectures and one two-hour lab per week. One field trip is required. A special fee will be assessed to those students electing to participate on an optional field trip to cover transportation costs. Offered every fall term.
Prereq: 616-100, (640-102 or 640-141 recommended).

616-316 PETROLOGY 4 cr A study of the mode of occurrence, composition, classification, and origin of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Special emphasis is placed on (1) hand specimen and microscopic characteristics as indicators of the origin and evolution of rocks and (2) the chemical and physical aspects of rocks which control their origin and evolution. Two lectures and two two-hour labs per week. Offered every spring semester. One field trip is required. A special fee will be assessed of those students electing to participate in an optional field trip to cover transportation costs.
Prereq: 616-100, 616-315, (640-104 and 800-163 recommended).

HISTORY

 616-317 PALEONTOLOGY 3 cr
An introduction to the history of life on Earth. Lectures focus on concepts in paleontology including origin of life; evolution; ecology; and use of fossils in the solution of geologic problems. Characteristics of common fossils will be the focus of the laboratory. Two lectures and one two-hour lab per week. One field trip is required; up to two optional field trips possible (fee required to cover cost of optional trips).
Prereq: 616-100, 616-204 and 616-205; or 630-141, 630-142.

616-318 STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY 4 cr
A study of the classification, description, and genesis of features produced in the earth's crust by stresses and resulting strain. Emphasis is placed on (1) understanding stress and strain, (2) the recognition and interpretation of structural features, outcrop patterns, and subsurface geology, (3) preparation and interpretation of geologic maps, and (4) the geologic structural provinces of North America. Two lectures and two two-hour labs per week. Offered every spring semester. One field trip is required. A special fee will be assessed to those students electing to participate on an optional field trip to cover transportation costs.
Prereq: 616-100, (760-152 recommended).

616-319 STRATIGRAPHY AND SEDIMENTATION 3 cr
Classification and description of the various kinds of sediments and sedimentary rock units; sedimentary facies; cyclic sedimentation; and techniques of correlating sedimentary rocks. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week. One field trip is required. A special fee will be assessed to those students electing to participate on an optional field trip to cover transportation costs.
Prereq: 616-100, 616-204, 616-205.

GEOLGY 352  GEOHAZARDS  3 u
The course will focus on the physical processes that create environmental hazards (e.g. earthquakes, volcanoes, severe weather), the primary controls on their frequency and intensity, and how human decision-making can influence the magnitude of impact that they have when they inevitably occur. Comparisons are made between impacts of hazards on developing versus developed countries.
Prereq: GEOGRPY 210 OR GEOLGY 100 OR GEOLGY 101 OR an approved equivalent lab course from another discipline.

616-490/690 WORKSHOP 1-3 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: Consent of instructor.

 616-492 FIELD STUDIES IN GEOLOGY 1-3 cr
Field studies of classic geologic regions. Emphasis will be placed on training in the basic techniques and methods of field studies, recognition and interpretation of geologic structures, and the use of field observations to develop both geologic understanding of the region studied and geologic reasoning ability. Students will be responsible for the cost of the university van rental and other trip expenses.
Coreq: enrollment in or completion of 616-100 or consent of instructor.

616-494 SEMINAR 1-3 cr
An intensive study of one or more philosophical issues that supplement the curriculum. Original research papers may be expected as partial fulfillment of the course requirements.
Repeatable.
Prereq: Consent of instructor.

 616-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: Consent of instructor.

 616-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOLOGY 1-3 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: 8 cr in geology or cons instr and program coordinator.

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