Sep 20, 2019  
2012-2013 General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

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Geography

  
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    GEOG 1300 - Globalization in the 21st Century: World Regional Geography

    3 credits

    A systematic study of the World’s major cultural regions, emphasizing physical, biological, cultural, demographic, economic, and political considerations. Problems of adjustment, including natural hazards, environmental concerns, and human problems, are discussed. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEOG 1400 - Human Geography

    3 credits

    Focuses on contemporary geographic perspectives of people, their activities, and cultural characteristics, including language, religion, population, politics, settlements, economic development, and environmental concerns. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall odd years)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    GEOG 2900 - GPS Theory, Techniques & Methods

    2 credits

    Priority is given to fieldwork and hands on time with GPS units. Topic focus will vary according to the demographics of the students signed up for the class. Topics will range from GPS history theory, How GPS works, differential GPS, navigation and field collection techniques and GIS integration. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 2920 - Workshop

    1 to 3 credits

    Instructor approval is required. Preapproval of the Dean, Chair and Registrar is required before signing up for this course if a letter grade is needed. Specifically, GEOG 2920 is used as a GIS programming course for substitution of the CSIS 1400  course. This course is also used for various workshops related to GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3110 - The Earth from Space: Intro to Remote Sensing

    3 credits

    Principles of remote sensing with emphasis on application of photographic, infrared, radar, and other imagery from aircraft and satellites. An interdisciplinary approach. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring odd years)

    Co-Requisite: GEOG 3115 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3115 - The Earth from Space: Intro to Remote Sensing Lab

    1 credits

    Laboratory to accompany GEOG 3110 , The Earth from Space: Introduction to Remote Sensing. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring odd years)

    Co-Requisite: GEOG 3110 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3220 - Weather & Climate

    3 credits

    Elementary study of Earth’s atmosphere. Designed for both science and non-science majors to help fulfill major requirements in physical sciences and minor in geography. Especially recommended for students majoring in agriculture, forestry, earth sciences, physical science composite and social science composite. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring even years)

    Co-Requisite: GEOG 3225 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3225 - Weather & Climate Lab

    1 credits

    Lab class designed to accompany GEOG 3220 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring even years)

    Co-Requisite: GEOG 3220 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3300 - World Political Geography

    3 credits

    Factors affecting the internal and external affairs of state. Relationships between spatial patterns and political decisions as they affect local, national, and international events. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3350 - Geomorphology

    2 credits

    Study of the dominant processes which shape the landscape; the major types of features related to volcanism, tectonism, glaciation, water, wind, etc., are also considered. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 1110  or GEOG 1000 
    Co-Requisite: GEOG 3355 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3355 - Geomorphology Lab

    1 credits

    Lab class to accompany GEOG 3350 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As needed)

    Co-Requisite: GEOG 3350 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3400 - Environmental Geography

    3 credits

    A study of human interactions with physical phenomena. Environmental principles, problems, and solutions. Water soil, air, mineral, biotic, energy, and scenic resources; Preservation and conservation of earth’s resources; roles of modem technology and human populations. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3500 - Introduction to Cartography

    3 credits

    Principles and techniques of cartography, including perception, direction, scale, grids, projections, spatial data analysis, data manipulation, color theory and application, and principles of cartographic design. Introduction into computer-aided cartography. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall odd years)

    Co-Requisite: GEOG 3505 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3505 - Introduction to Cartography Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to accompany GEOG 3500 . Concentrates on map design and production of maps by computer. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall odd years)

    Co-Requisite: GEOG 3500 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3550 - Principles of Geographic Information Systems

    3 credits

    Fundamental concepts and uses of GIS as a problem-solving tool for spatial phenomena. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: GEOG 3555 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3555 - Principles of GIS Lab

    2 credits

    Lab to accompany GEOG 3550 . The Principles of GIS lab utilizes the current industry standard GIS software for lab assignments. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: CSIS 1000 
    Co-Requisite: GEOG 3550 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3600 - Geography of Utah

    3 credits

    The role of interacting physical, biological, and cultural processes in shaping Utah’s unique and varied human and physical environments. Problems of adjustment, including natural hazards, environmental concerns, and human problems, are considered. Intended for social science composite majors, geography and geography teaching minors, and others considering upper division credit. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3620 - Geography of North America

    3 credits

    An intensive, systematic analysis of the United States and Canada, concentrating on physical, biological, and cultural factors. Problems of adjustment, including natural hazards, the environment, and human problems, are evaluated. Intended for social science composite majors, geography and geography teaching minors, and others desiring upper division credit. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 3990 - Undergraduate Research Geography/GIS

    2 to 8 credits

    Lab and/or field course centered on helping the student conduct meaningful and novel research. Directed research and techniques used will be discussed. This course may be repeated for variable credit. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: Open to qualified students by permission from the instructor. Deans/Chair and Registrars approval for grade is needed.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 4150 - Advanced GIS Analysis Methods Lab

    3 credits

    Advanced GIS course. Conceptual and technical problems associated with developing and working with relational databases, cartographic modeling techniques using vector and raster GIS software tools. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course.  (Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEOG 3550 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 4500 - GIS Research Project (Capstone Project)

    3 credits

    Student capstone project is required for all students that complete the GIS certificate program. Projects are designed and submitted two (2) semesters before signing up for this course. Students will enroll the semester they are ready to present and defend their research project. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEOG 4150 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 4830 - Individual Study (Readings and Conferences)

    1 to 4 credits

    Individual study of topics arranged by contract with a faculty supervisor. Variable times. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (P/F)

    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 4890 - GIS Internship

    2 to 8 credits

    Students applying for the GIS certificate are required to complete three credit hours of internship. The internship can be on campus or off campus. Students are required to submit a request in writing to participate in this course. The proposal should contain a job description and a letter from their immediate supervisor showing approval. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEOG 4900 - Teaching Methods in Geography

    2 credits

    Designed for the prospective teacher of geography in the elementary and secondary school systems. Students will be instructed in a variety of effective procedures for teaching geography to adolescents. There will be opportunities for students to put into practice what they have learned in other geography courses and the lecture discussions of teaching methods within this course. The new National Geography Standards are stressed. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: No

Geology

  
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    GEO 1010 - Geology Introductory Survey

    3 credits

    A general education course for non-science majors. Concepts of geology will be introduced and examined in our study of the earth and the processes that shape it. Three lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1015 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1015 - Geology Introductory Survey Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to compliment and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 1010 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1010 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1020 - Dinosaurs & the History of Life

    3 credits

    A general education course for both non-science and science majors, particularly teachers. This course presents an overview of life on Earth, with emphasis on dinosaurs. Topics include extinction, evolution, preservation, geologic time, plate tectonics, and statigraphy. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1025 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1025 - Dinosaurs & History of Life Lab

    1 credits

    A field trip-based lab to compliment and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 1020. Two required 8-hour Saturday field trips and an optional weekend field trip to participate in an active dinosaur excavation. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1020 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1030 - Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Natural Hazards

    3 credits

    A general education course for non-science majors. The basic principles of geology are introduced here by examining geologic hazards including earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides. Three lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1035 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1035 - Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Natural Hazards Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to compliment and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 1030 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1030 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1050 - Geology of National Parks

    3 credits

    A general education course for both non-science and science majors, geared to the needs of elementary and secondary teachers. Course includes descriptions and explanations of the unique geology of America’s western national parks with an emphasis on landscape interpretation and process understanding. Includes detailed information on Utah’s parks. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall even years, Spring even years, As needed)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1055 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1055 - Geology National Parks Lab

    1 credits

    Two eight-hour field experiences conducted on Saturdays that compliment and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 1050 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall even years, Spring even years, As needed)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1050 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1090 - How the Earth Works

    3 credits

    A general education course for non-science majors. This course provides a study of the origin of earth materials and their interactions with the processes that function within the earth and at its surface. Three lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1095 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1095 - How the Earth Works Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to compliment and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 1090 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1090 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1110 - Physical Geology

    3 credits

    An introduction to earth systems (external and internal) and materials and first course for geology majors. The interrelated nature of these systems is an integral part of the curriculum. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1115 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1115 - Physical Geology Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to accompany GEO 1110 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1110 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 1220 - Historical Geology

    3 credits

    A general survey of Earth, its history, systems and their processes, materials, and origins. The interrelated nature of these systems is an integral part of the curriculum. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 1110  and GEO 1115 
    Co-Requisite: GEO 1225 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 1225 - Historical Geology Lab

    1 credits

    The lab to accompany GEO 1220 , which is general survey of Earth, its history, systems and their processes, materials, and origins. The interrelated nature of these systems is an integral part of the curriculum. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 1220 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 1500 - Hand Sample Rock Identification

    2 credits

    A lab course that centers on identification of common minerals and rocks in hand sample utilizing a hand lens and other simple equipment. This course would be particularly useful to educators. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 1010  (or equivalent) with lab
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 2000 - Selected Field Trips

    .5 to 3 credits

    Selected field trips of one to ten days to areas of geologic interest. Designed for non-geology majors, course credit may be earned by contracting with the instructor as to the amount and type of report to be submitted. Enrollment limited, instructor permission required. Transportation/food costs may be incurred. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 2210 - Geology of Southern Utah

    3 credits

    A general education course of both non-science and science majors, geared to the needs of elementary and secondary teachers. Emphasis is placed on the geologic evolution and stratigraphy of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall odd years)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 2215 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 2215 - Geology of Southern Utah Lab

    1 credits

    Two eight-hour field experiences conducted on Saturdays that compliment and reinforce concepts taught in GEO 2210 . A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall odd numbered years)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 2210 
    General Education Course: Physical Science Knowledge Area
  
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    GEO 2990 - Undergraduate Research

    1 to 4 credits

    Instructor permission required. Variable credit. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3010 - Environmental Geology

    3 credits

    An introduction to the role and scope of geological processes in light of contemporary environmental issues. Three lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
    Co-Requisite: GEO 3015 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3015 - Environmental Geology Lab

    1 credits

    A lab to accompany environmental geology lecture and compliment and reinforce the ideas and concepts presented there. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring odd years)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 3010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3110 - Paleontology

    3 credits

    Principles of paleontology including the description/classification of fossils and the uses of paleontologic data. Introduction to the ten phyla of fossilized invertebrate animals and methods used to distinguish fossilized organisms based upon preserved hard parts. Fossilized organisms are related to their paleoecological setting and stratigraphic position. Three lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring even years)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 1220 /GEO 1225 ; zoology or botany desirable, but not required and admission to the program
    Co-Requisite: GEO 3115 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3115 - Paleontology Lab

    1 credits

    A lab to accompany paleontology lecture and compliment and reinforce the ideas and concepts presented there. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring even years)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 3110 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3120 - Tectonics

    3 credits

    A global study of plate tectonics as a unifying solid-earth theory emphasizing the definition of plate boundaries, motions, and driving forces and the analysis of ancient and current plate motions. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall odd years)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 1110 /GEO 1115 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3170 - Oceanography

    3 credits

    A basic survey of the physical, chemical, and geologic character of the world’s oceans. Topics include patterns of energy exchange, chemical cycles, geological environments within the sea, and evolution of the ocean basins. Three lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 1110 /GEO 1115  and admission to the program
    Co-Requisite: GEO 3175 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3175 - Oceanography Lab

    1 credits

    A lab to accompany oceanography lecture and compliment and reinforce the ideas and concepts presented there. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring odd years)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 3170 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3210 - Mineralogy

    3 credits

    An introductory course in mineralogy emphasizing morphological crystallography, physics, and chemistry of minerals. Three lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 1110 /GEO 1115  and CHEM 1210 /CHEM 1215  and instructor permission
    Co-Requisite: GEO 3215 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3215 - Mineralogy Lab

    1 credits

    Lab designed to compliment mineralogy lecture and emphasizing hand specimen identification of rock forming and ore minerals. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 3210 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3330 - Igneous-Metamorphic Petrology

    3 credits

    An introductory course in the petrology and petrography of igneous and metamorphic rocks emphasizing the observation and interpretation of rock texture, mineralogy, and chemical composition. Three lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 3210 /GEO 3215 , MATH 1210 , and Advanced Standing in program
    Co-Requisite: GEO 3335 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3335 - Igneous-Mtmorphc Ptrolgy Lab

    1 credits

    Lab study of hand sample and thin sectioned igneous and metamorphic rocks. Includes extensive use of the polarizing microscope. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring odd years)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 3330 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3410 - Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

    3 credits

    An introductory course in sedimentary processes, environments, and products; sources of sediment; depositional environments; and formal stratigraphic nomenclature. Three lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall odd years)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 4990 , GEO 1220 /GEO 1225  and advanced standing in program
    Co-Requisite: GEO 3415 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3415 - Sedimentology & Stratigraphy Lab

    1 credits

    Lab experiences designed to compliment and emphasize the principles learned in GEO 3410 . Emphasis is placed on the identification and correlation of sedimentary facies and gathering and interpreting field data. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall odd years)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 3410 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3510 - Structural Geology

    3 credits

    Fundamentals of descriptive, kinematic and dynamic analysis of structures within the Earth’s crust and a theoretical treatment of stress and strain. Three lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall even years)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 4990 , MATH 1050 , MATH 1060 , PHYS 2210 /PHYS 2215 , GEO 1110 /GEO 1115 , GEO 1220 /GEO 1225 , and advanced standing in program
    Co-Requisite: GEO 3515 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3515 - Structural Geology Lab

    1 credits

    Consists of structural problems solved by geometrical, graphical, and stereographic methods. Includes extensive work with maps and cross sections. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, even years)

    Co-Requisite: GEO 3510 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 3990 - Undergraduate Research

    1 to 4 credits

    Variable credit. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission and advanced standing in program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 4000 - Selected Field Trips

    .5 to 3 credits

    Selected field trips of one to ten days to areas of geologic interest. Designed for geology majors and minors, course credit is earned by contracting with the instructor as to the amount and type of report to be submitted. Enrollment limited, instructor permission and advanced standing in program required. Transportation/food costs may be incurred. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 4070 - Applied Geochemistry

    3 credits

    This course will acquaint the student with geochemical principles such as origin and abundance of the elements; distribution and migration of those elements; geochemical cycles and prospecting; sampling techniques and evaluation; thermodynamics; crystal chemistry; and isotope geology. Three lectures per week. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 1110  with lab, GEO 3210  with lab and CHEM 1220  with lab, and advanced standing in program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 4800 - Senior Project

    3 credits

    Directed research. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission and advanced standing in program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 4840 - Cooperative Education

    1 to 9 credits

    A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course.

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission and advanced standing in program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 4960 - Field Geology

    6 credits

    A five-week intensive course in geologic mapping and field investigation. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Summer)

    Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C (2.0 or above) in GEO 3410 /GEO 3415 , GEO 3510 /GEO 3515  and advanced standing in program
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GEO 4990 - Seminar in Geology

    1 credits

    Review of current literature and developments in the field of geology. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or above) must be earned in this course before it can be counted in a physical science major or minor or as a prerequisite for any other course. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission and advanced standing in program
    General Education Course: No

German

  
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    GERM 1010 - Beginning German I

    4 credits

    Intended as an introduction to the German language for those who have had no previous exposure to German. The course will stress all four language acquisition skills: reading, writing, aural comprehension and speaking. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    GERM 1020 - Beginning German II

    4 credits

    A continuation of GERM 1010 . (Taught once a year)

    Prerequisite: GERM 1010  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    GERM 2010 - Intermediate German

    4 credits

    Designed for students who have had first year German or its equivalent in high school, this course reviews first year materials and emphasizes speaking, reading & writing skills. (Taught once a year)

    Prerequisite: GERM 1020  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    GERM 2020 - Intermediate Grammar & Conversation

    4 credits

    A continuation of GERM 2010 . (Taught once a year)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2010  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    GERM 3020 - Phonetics & Pronunciation

    3 credits

    The science and rules of German phonetics will help to perfect German pronunciation. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 3210 - Advanced German Grammar

    3 credits

    This course reviews German grammar on an advanced level. This class may be repeated once for credit in a Study Abroad context. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 3220 - Advanced Conversation & Composition

    3 credits

    This course develops fluency, including a writing component. This class may be repeated once for credit while on Study Abroad. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 3310 - Survey of German Literature

    3 credits

    This course introduces German literature by acquainting the students with literature from each of the various literary movements. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 3320 - Survey of German Poetry

    3 credits

    This course introduces German poetry by acquainting the students with poetry from each of the various literary movements. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 3510 - Cultural History of Germany

    3 credits

    This course presents an overview of the cultural and political developments in Germany from the earliest times to the present. It emphasizes Germany’s intellectual, philosophical, artistic, musical, and literary history. This class may be repeated once for credit in a Study Abroad context. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 3520 - History of Languages

    3 credits

    This course traces the development of languages from their origins to their modern forms, placing emphasis on the western European languages. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 4310 - German Literature Since 1850

    3 credits

    A summary of the literature and literary movements during the twentieth and last half of the nineteenth centuries. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 4320 - German Literature 1750-1850

    3 credits

    (As needed)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 4330 - Earliest German Literature to 1750

    3 credits

    (As needed)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 4640 - Major Authors & Topics

    3 credits

    May be repeated once for credit on different topics/authors. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 4893 - Internship

    1 to 5 credits

    (P/F)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 4900 - Methods of Teaching Foreign Language in the Public Schools

    3 credits

    Students are introduced to contemporary, practical methodologies. They create, present, and critique learning activities. The course is designed to prepare students to teach a foreign language. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: GERM 2020  or the equivalent
    General Education Course: No
  
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    GERM 4980 - Student Teaching

    2 credits

    (P/F) (TBA)

    General Education Course: No

Greek

  
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    GREK 1010 - Beginning Classical Greek I

    4 credits

    Introductory course in Classical Greek for development of reading skill. (Fall even years)

  
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    GREK 1020 - Beginning Classical Greek II

    4 credits

    Second semester introductory course in Classical Greek for development of reading skill. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: GREK 1010 
  
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    GREK 2010 - Intermediate Classical Greek I

    4 credits

    This course sharpens reading skills through analysis and discussion of prose and poetry passages. (Fall odd years, As Needed)

    Prerequisite: GREK 1020 
  
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    GREK 2020 - Intermediate Classical Greek II

    4 credits

    The second semester of the second year of Ancient Greek.  This course improves reading and translating skills through the study of prose and poetry. (Spring even years, As Needed)

    Prerequisite: GREK 2010 

History

  
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    HIST 1100 - Western Civilization I

    3 credits

    This course examines the political, social (including gender roles) and intellectual history of Western society from the urban revolution in Mesopotamia to the later Middle Ages. Special emphasis is placed on the reading and analysis of primary historical sources. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    HIST 1110 - Western Civilization II

    3 credits

    This is an introductory survey course in the history of Western Civilization. This course acquaints students with some of the general interpretations of European and world history from the Age of Absolutism to the collapse of the Soviet Union. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    HIST 1500 - World History to 1500 C.E.

    3 credits

    This survey examines the political, social, cultural, economic, religious, scientific, and intellectual influences on the development of world civilizations to 1500 C.E. The emphasis is global, comparative, and multicultural. (As needed)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    HIST 1510 - World History from 1500 C.E. to Present

    3 credits

    This survey examines the political, social, cultural, economic, religious, scientific, and intellectual influences on the development of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe from 1500 to the present. The emphasis is global, comparative, and multicultural. (As needed)

    General Education Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    HIST 1700 - American Civilization

    3 credits

    The fundamentals of American history including political, economic, and social development of American institutions and ideas. *Successful completion of this course meets the American Institutions requirement established by the state legislature. (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: American Institutions Requirement; Social and Behavioral Sciences Knowledge Area
  
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    HIST 2700 - United States 1607-1877

    3 credits

    A political, social and economic survey of the period, emphasizing the forces for American Independence, the development of the Constitution, the emergence of Jacksonian democracy, the causes and aftermath of the Civil War. This is a designated Service Learning course. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    HIST 2710 - United States 1877-Present

    3 credits

    A continuation of HIST 2700  with emphasis on the emergence of modern corporate enterprise and the growth of the U.S. as a world power and the growing impulse to domestic reform in the 20th century. This is a designated Service Learning course. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    HIST 2921 - International Week

    1 credits

    This course is an investigation of a different foreign country each year. Emphasis is on the country’s history, culture, and its relationship with the rest of the world. (P/F) (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    HIST 2922 - Black History Month

    1 credits

    This course is an investigation of African American people. Its focus is their history, culture, and contributions to American society. (P/F) (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    HIST 2923 - Native American Week

    1 credits

    This course is an investigation of Native American people. Its focus is their history, culture, and contributions to American society. (P/F) (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    HIST 3000 - U.S. Indians through 1868

    3 credits

    American setting before the discovery of the New World; the attitudes of various European governments toward native Americans; United States policies governing Indian issues; and removal of Indian and reservation policies. (Fall even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    HIST 3010 - U.S. Indians Since 1868

    3 credits

    The continuing development of the reservation system, the end of the treaty period, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the effects of the Allotment Act, and the Indian Reorganization Act. Other major topics include the Indian Claims Commission, termination policy and self-determination. (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    HIST 3090 - History Seminar

    3 credits

    An examination of history through literature and an interdisciplinary humanities approach. The literature examined will concentrate on historiography and biography. Biographies will include major and minor historical and political figures. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No
 

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