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Geological Case Studies
GEO CASE STUDY
CLASS CODE: GEOL 412 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course will require upper division students to gain detail understanding of the geology of selected locations. The course will necessitate literature research, web site research, and personal communication with experts in the area. This course is taken concurrently with Geology 410.
DESCRIPTION: Geology 412 students will be required to synthesize their geological understanding by reconstructing the geology and summarizing the geologic history of selected locations. The students will gain sufficient information in the lithology, stratigraphy, tectonics, and surficial geology by literature research, web site searches, and communicating with experts in the areas to use in conjuction with Geology 410 which they will take concurrently. The Geology 410 course requires that the students apply their information in the field.
TOPICS: 1. Developing information resources (USGS, GSA, AAPG, State Surveys, Georef., etc.). Searching the literature. Identifying relevant web sites.
2. Teton Range, Wyoming.
3. Teton Range, Wyoming, SRP & Yellowstone National Park.
4. Beaverhead Range, Idaho.
5. Lemhi Range, Idaho.
6. Colorado Plateau, Utah-Arizona.
7. Uinta Mountains, Utah.
8. Data evaluation & report writing.

Other Locations:
Appalachians
Himalayans
Alps
Basin & Range
OBJECTIVES: 1. The students should be able to search the literature and web sites to find information on the geology of selected areas.
2. The students will be expected to put the information together to explain the geology of the areas. A report will be required to demonstrate this ability.
3. The students should be able to apply their knowledge in the Geology 410 field class in understanding actual field localities. A final report in Geology 410 will demonstrate this ability.
REQUIREMENTS: The students will need to be registered 2nd Term Summer in order to take this course. Concurrent registration in Geology 410 is required and no other courses may be taken during this term. Only geology majors may take this course.
PREREQUISITES: Geol 311 & 370; concurrent registration in Geol 410.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002