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Geology of Michigan - EARTH 296

5 credits

Prerequisities: None

Requirements: BS, NS, PitE and EEB Field Experience, Lab

Instructor: Michela Arnaboldi

Meets: Wednesdays and Saturdays

Course Description

Did you know that some Michigan rocks are billions of years old? That we can see the evidence of oxygen appearing in the atmosphere? That there used to be coral reefs in Michigan? That we used to be in the tropics? That we used to be covered by a mile of ice?

This and more in Geology of Michigan - an introductory earth science course. Students learn about rocks, minerals, sediments, and fossils, both in the classroom and in a variety of natural settings around UMBS and the Lower and Upper Peninsulas. The class will cover tectonic and glacial processes, paleoceanography, limnology, climate change, and geo-environmental problems while investigating the long and complex geological history of Michigan.