Replacement of Minor in Earth and Space Science with a Minor in Environmental Geology
Department of Geological Sciences, 2010
The Minor in Earth and Space Science was devised to serve teacher education programs, but these programs no longer have place for a minor. Neither does it provide significant background in a specific secondary specialty area for non-teaching students. It is appropriate, and well past time, to remove this irrelevant minor program.
In its place we offer another minor option for students in allied majors, focusing on environmental applications of the geological sciences. While our existing Minor in Geology requires coursework exclusively in Geological Sciences, the new minor includes a required class in Geography or Natural Resources and Environmental Management. This recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of environmental work, and features courses most commonly taken by our departmental majors planning careers in the environmental industry and related government agencies. This minor will enhance curriculum options for undergraduate majors in Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and other fields.
NEW (REVISED) PROGRAM:
Minor in Environmental Geology, 21 hours
GEOL 101 Planet Earth or GEOG 101 Earth Sea Sky
GEOL 201 Earth Time
GEOL 206 Oceans and Nations
9 hours from…
GEOL 207 Environmental Geol
GEOL 240 Geomorphology
GEOL 360 Hydrogeology
GEOL 420 Oceanography
GEOL 450 Geology of Indiana
GEOL 470 Groundwater Geochemistry
3 hours from…
GEOG 265 Intro GIS
GEOG 331 Glob Climate
GEOG 342 Intro to Remote Sensing
NREM 221 Soil Resources
NREM 350 HazMat Health and Safety
Minor in Earth Space Science, 24 hours
GEOG 101 Earth Sea Sky or GEOL 101 Planet Earth
GEOL 240 Geomorphology
GEOL 420 Geological and Physical Oceanography
GEOG 230 Elem Meteorology
GEOL 207 Envir Geol
GEOL 220 Earth Mater
GEOL 308 Invert Paleo
GEOL 310 Petrology
GEOL 383 Field Camp
ASTRO 120 Star Systems
ASTRO 382 Planetarium Operations
(Changes for new minor:
Add GEOL 360 and 470.
Move GEOG 265 and 342, NREM 221 and NREM 350 to electives.
Remove GEOG 230, GEOL 220, 308, 310, and 383, ASTRO 120 and 382.
GEOL 460 will have new course number GEOL 360.)
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