EARTH 100 - Coral Reefs
Winter 2022, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.


Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in EARTH 156 or GEOSCI 156.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


Coral Reefs is an in-depth tour of the biological and physical processes active in modern reef systems to provide a detailed understanding of the ecology of the individual organisms and the complex nature of their interactions within the reef community. Evolution of the reef community is examined, ranging from the crude framework structures formed over one billion years ago by primitive algae to luxuriant and diversified reefs of the modern-day oceans. The implications of man's intervention in the Earth's hydrosphere and atmosphere on the character of future reef communities are also considered.

Course Requirements:

Exams and quizzes will be on Canvas. Daily short quizzes twice a week, 2 midterms and a final exam. Multiple choice exams. Exams to be taken on set days following the syllabus.

Intended Audience:

This class is suitable for all undergraduate students interested in Earth and environmental science.

Class Format:

Minicourse. One-hour lectures twice weekly during half of Fall or Winter term, or two-hour lectures twice weekly during half of Spring or Summer half-term.


EARTH 100 - Coral Reefs
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Half-term minicourse. Meets March 07 thru April 19. Final Exam on April 19 unless otherwise arranged. Drop/Add deadline March 21.

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for EARTH 100.002

View/Buy Textbooks


Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for EARTH 100 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)