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Geology and Earth Science


2010-2012 Catalog

Geology and Earth Science

Faculty Top of Page

William Bajjali, Associate Professor, GIS and Earth Science

Courses are available in Geology. For more information, see Geology in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.

Earth Science Minor Top of Page

21 credits

Viable employment opportunities exist for graduates in the areas of hydrogeology and environmental remediation. Well-qualified scientists with a background in geology, hydrology, chemistry and geographic information systems (GIS) are required to meet this need.

Required courses:

GEOL 110       The Dynamic Earth - 4 credits
GEOL 112       Historical Geology * - 4 credits

Elective courses:

PHYS 100       Astronomy- 4 credits
GEOL 315       Climatology - 3 credits
GEOL 350       Oceanography - 3 credits
GEOG 350       Geography of Wisconsin - 3 credits        
GEOG 360       Geomorphology* - 4 credits
GEOL 400       Watershed Hydrology * - 4 credits
GEOL 481       Special Topics *  - 1-4 credits
GEOL 491       Undergraduate Research ** - 1-4 credits
GEOL 496       Internship ** - 1-4 credits

*Prerequisite: GEOL 110

**A combined maximum of four credits may be earned in GEOL 491 and 496.

Water Resources Management Minor Top of Page

22 credits

This minor has been designed in cooperation with the Water Quality and Watershed Science programs at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minn. Students may complete many of the courses for this minor at Vermillion prior to transferring to UW-Superior. UW-Superior students may take one year of study at Vermilion and complete the minor at UW-Superior. All students will be required to complete two approved courses (see below) numbered over 300 at UW-Superior. 

 

 Course  No.   

                             Name               

  Credits     

Campus    

  Transfer No.

WQAL/WSHD 1656

 Environmental Compliance

 3

 Vermilion

 GEOL 189

WQAL/WHSD/NRT 1258

 Soils and Hydrology

 3

 Vermilion

 GEOL 189

WQAL/WHSD 2265

 Water and Wastewater Analysis 

 5

  Vermilion 

 GEOL 289

GEOL 400

 Watershed Hydrology  

  4

 UW-Superior

 


Electives:

WQAL/WSHD 1255

 Field Visits

1-3

 Vermilion

 GEOL 189

WQAL/WHSD 2268

 Water Management

3

 Vermilion

 GEOL 289

WQAL 2269

 Water and Wastewater Analysis II

3 

 Vermilion

 CHEM 300

 or

 

 

 

 

CHEM 300

 Water Chemistry

3 

UW-Superior 

 

ESCI 1559

 Meteorology

3

Vermilion  

 GEOL 189

GEOL 360

 Surficial Processes and Soils 

UW-Superior

 

LSTU 303

 Environmental Law and Regulation 

3

UW-Superior

 



 


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