GEOL100
Introduction to Geology

100 does not fulfill the prerequisite requirement for any course in geology. Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of GEOL 100 or GEOL 101 or GEOL 101H

Description: Background in physical geology for non-majors. Topics include rocks and minerals, surficial processes, plate tectonics, and applied geology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

GEOL101
Dynamic Earth

Lab includes field trips. Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of GEOL 100 or GEOL 101 or GEOL 101H.

Description: Minerals, rocks, and ores; the surface features and internal character of the earth and the forces that are constantly changing it. Examination of minerals and rocks and investigation of geological processes and their products.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 4 Science

GEOL101H
Honors: Physical Geology

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; GEOL major.

Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of: GEOL 100 or 101 or 101H. One afternoon field trip and one overnight field trip required.

Description: Processes that formed the earth and continue to alter it today, from interior forces driving plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain building, to surface processes driving the atmosphere, oceans, rivers, glaciers, and landscape formation. Natural resources and their origin.

This course is a prerequisite for: CNST 241; GEOL 200; GEOL 210

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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GEOL103
Evolution of the Earth

Prerequisites: GEOL 101

Description: Physical and biological evolution of the earth. Lab work includes examination of ancient geological terrains through maps and fossils.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 4 Science

GEOL103H
Honors: Historical Geology

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors program or by invitation; GEOL 101.

Description: Physical and biological evolution of the earth. Lab work includes examination of ancient geological terrains through maps and fossils.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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GEOL105
Dinosaurs and the History of Life

Description: Introduction to the history of life based on the fossil record, using dinosaurs as models for understanding evolutionary patterns and processes. Lecture examinations and self-paced laboratory assignments using the exhibits in the Nebraska State Museum of Natural History at Morrill Hall.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 4 Science

GEOL106
Environmental Geology

Description: Survey of geologic materials and processes with emphasis on those that influence modern societies' adjustment to our environment.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 372

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

GEOL107
Frontiers of Earth Science

Description: Series of three five-week sessions, each dealing with a geologic topic of current interest and concern. Topics vary from term to term and are listed in the Schedule of Classes.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

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GEOL109
Oceanography

Description: Introduction to physical oceanography, the geologic aspects of biologic oceanography, and human impact on the oceans.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

GEOL110
Deadly Planet

Description: Major geological natural hazards that affect human society and the geological processes that are responsible for them, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and meteorite impacts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

GEOL115
The Earth's Energy Resources

Description: The geological controls on the occurrence and distribution of important and potentially important energy resources. The environment and economic implications of energy resources exploration, development, and production.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

GEOL117
Life in the UniverseCrosslisted with ASTR 117, BIOS 117

Description: Survey of what modern science tells us about the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe. Topics include how the Earth formed and became suitable for life, how life arose on the Earth, the conditions under which life can thrive, places in the solar system that might support life, the existence of other solar systems that might provide suitable habitats, and attempts to find evidence of life on other planets.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

GEOL120
Geology of National Parks and Monuments

Description: Physical and historical geology of selected United States parklands. Geological and geophysical processes that produced the unique features of the parks. Interpretation of fossils, archaeology and geologic history. Environmental park policy issues involving geosciences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

GEOL125
Frontiers in Antarctic Geosciences

Description: Scientific exploration of the modern environment and geological and climate history of the Antarctic continent and Southern Ocean.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

GEOL130
The Solar System

Description: Geological survey of the Earth's solar system and evolution of planetary systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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GEOL160
Geoscience Fundamentals in the Field

Description: Scientific principles and practices illustrated through geological field work in Nebraska and Wyoming for science educators.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:4

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GEOL200
Mineralogy

Prerequisites: GEOL 101

Description: Crystallography and mineral optics, mineral classes, crystal chemistry, and mineral identification methods. Includes microscope techniques and field methods.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 201

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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GEOL201
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Prerequisites: GEOL 200

Description: Introduction to the petrology of common igneous and metamorphic rocks and their identification, occurrence, and formation. Includes microscope techniques, analytical methods, and phase diagrams.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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GEOL210
Earth Materials: Rocks and Minerals

Prerequisites: CHEM 109 or 113, or parallel; GEOL 101

Description: Crystallography and mineral optics, mineral classes, crystal chemistry, and mineral identification methods. Introduction to the petrology of common igneous and metamorphic rocks and their identification, occurence, and formation. Includes microscope techniques, field methods, and phase diagrams.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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GEOL211
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Prerequisites: GEOL 210 or equivalent.

Description: Sedimentary rocks and processes, their descriptive parameters, occurrence, origin, and significance in earth history. Stratified rocks in time and space, and methods of correlating geologic units from different localities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL299
Independent Study in Geology

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

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GEOL308
BiogeographyCrosslisted with GEOG 308, NRES 308

Prerequisites: GEOG 155 or BIOS 101 and 101L or GEOL 101.

Biogeography (GEOG/GEOL/NRES 308) is a highly interdisciplinary science, relying heavily on ecology, geological science, and climatology. It is global in scope and offers the latest knowledge in understanding organism distributions, and the factors that determine those distributions.

Description: Introduction to the basic concepts of biogeography, the study of distributions of plants and animals, both past and present.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

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GEOL310
Depositional Environments

Prerequisites: GEOL 210 and 211, or equivalent.

Description: Sedimentological facies analysis and recognition of clastic, carbonate, and evaporite depositional systems in the rock record.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 460

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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GEOL344
Introduction to Geophysics

Prerequisites: PHYS 142 or PHYS 212

Description: Geophysical techniques to study the Earth: seismology, gravity, magnetics and heat flow.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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GEOL361
Soils, Environment and Water QualityCrosslisted with AGRO 361, NRES 361, SOIL 361, WATS 361

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; MATH 102 or 103; two semesters chemistry (CHEM 105, 106 or CHEM 109,110) and WATS/GEOG/NRES 281

Description: Chemical and physical processes that influence the fate and transport of contaminants (inorganic, organic, microbial) in soil-water environments. Extent, fate, mitigation and impact of various sources of pollution. Remedial technologies used for environmental restoration of contaminated environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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GEOL372
Water & Earth Connections

Prerequisites: GEOL 101, or GEOL 106, or METR 100, and MATH 106, or instructor permission

Description: Quantitative understanding of water-related processes in the earth sciences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL400
Structural Geology

Prerequisites: GEOL 201 and 211; MATH 102 or equivalent; PHYS 141 or 141H or 211 or 211H, or parallel.

Description: Folding and faulting of rocks, types of texture and rock structure, cleavage, joints, dikes, and unconformaties; structural interpretation of geologic maps; plate tectonics, mountain belts, and regional structures.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 460

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GEOL410
Geochemistry

Prerequisites: MATH 106; CHEM 109 or 113; GEOL 210.

Description: Age of the Earth. Origin of the elements, solar system, oceans, atmosphere, and global geochemical cycles. Radioactive isotope geochemistry, stable isotope geochemistry, and equilibrium relationships.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL412
Volcanology and Igneous PetrologyCrosslisted with GEOL 812

Prerequisites: GEOL 210; CHEM 113

Description: The study of igneous systems, including an investigation of volcanic processes, mineral equilibria, petrography, and the geochemistry of magmas and minerals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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GEOL417
Organic GeochemistryCrosslisted with GEOL 817

Prerequisites: GEOL 410 and CHEM 251.

Description: Origin, preservation and transport of organic compounds found in the rock record. Applications of organic geochemistry to paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental interpretations as well as discerning the origins of coal, oil and natural gas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL418
Chemistry of Natural WatersCrosslisted with GEOL 818, NRES 419, NRES 819, WATS 418

Prerequisites: 2 semesters of college chemistry, or CHEM 109 and 110, 113 and 114, or CHEM 111; or permission.

Description: Principles of water chemistry and their use in precipitation, surface water, and groundwater studies. Groundwater applications used to determine the time and source of groundwater recharge, estimate groundwater residence time, identify aquifer mineralogy, examine the degree of mixing between waters of various sources and evaluate what types of biological and chemical processes have occurred during the water's journey through the aquifer system.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL418L
Chemistry of Natural Waters LaboratoryCrosslisted with GEOL 818L, NRES 419L, NRES 819L, WATS 418L

Prerequisites: Two semesters college chemistry or permission.

Description: Basic laboratory techniques used to perform water analysis including various wet chemical techniques, instrument use (AA, IC, UV-Visible) and computer modeling. Techniques for sample collection and preservation, parameter estimation and chemical analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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GEOL419
Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrosslisted with AGRO 419, GEOG 419, NRES 420, AGRO 819, GEOG 819, GEOL 819, NRES 820

Prerequisites: GEOG/NRES 418.

Description: Introduction to the practical uses of remote electromagnetic sensing in dealing with agricultural and water-resources issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:4

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GEOL421
Carbonate PetrologyCrosslisted with GEOL 821

Prerequisites: GEOL 310.

Lab focuses on field, petrographic and geochemical methods.

Description: Depositional settings and processes, petrography, geochemistry, diagenesis and geological significance of modern and ancient carbonate rocks and sediments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL423
Quaternary Paleoclimatology and PaleoecologyCrosslisted with BIOS 436, BIOS 836, GEOL 823

Prerequisites: 12 hrs GEOL or BIOS.

Description: Analysis and interpretation of the Quaternary period's paleoecological data. Patterns of long-term climate variation. Distribution patterns and responses of organisms and ecosystems to Quaternary environmental change.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL424
Biogeochemical CyclesCrosslisted with BIOS 438, BIOS 838, GEOL 824

Prerequisites: CHEM 109 or 113; 12 hrs geology or biological sciences.

Description: Chemical cycling at or near the earth's surface, emphasizing interactions among the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere. Modern processes, the geological record, and human impacts on elemental cycles.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL430
Quantitative Methods in PaleontologyCrosslisted with GEOL 830

Prerequisites: GEOL 310.

Description: Numerical and statistical analysis of paleontological data including biometry, syn-ecology, and quantitative biostratigraphy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL431
Micro-paleontologyCrosslisted with GEOL 831

Prerequisites: GEOL 310.

Description: Morphology, classification, ecology and geological application of common fossil and extant marine, brackish, and freshwater microfossils.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL435
Vertebrate PaleontologyCrosslisted with GEOL 835

Prerequisites: Permission or graduate standing.

Description: Survey of the evolution of the vertebrates, including the geological and biological factors that influence the pattern of evolution, and laboratory study of fossil materials of the major vertebrate groups.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL436
Evolution of Cenozoic MammalsCrosslisted with GEOL 836, NRES 436, NRES 836

Prerequisites: GEOL 103

Description: Survey of mammalian evolution with emphasis on the origin, radiation, and phylogenetic relationships of Cenozioc fossil mammals. Overview of climatic and ecological changes affecting mammalian adaptations and hands on experience with specimens.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL440
TectonicsCrosslisted with GEOL 840

Prerequisites: GEOL 400 or permission

Description: Theory of plate tectonics; tectonic controls on rock assemblages; interpretation of regional structure and tectonic history; origin and tectonic evolution of terrestrial planets.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL442
Environmental Geophysics ICrosslisted with GEOL 842

Prerequisites: MATH 107; PHYS 211; GEOL 101 or 106; or equivalent or permission.

Description: Introduction to the principles of seismic, ground-penetrating radar, and bore-hole geophysical methods and their application to groundwater, engineering, environmental, and archaeological investigations.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

GEOL443
Environmental Geophysics IICrosslisted with GEOL 843

Prerequisites: MATH 107; PHYS 211; GEOL 101 or 106; or equivalent or permission.

Description: Introduction to principles of magnetic, electromagnetic, resistivity, and gravity methods and their application to ground water, engineering, environmental, and archaeological investigations.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

GEOL444
GeomicrobiologyCrosslisted with BIOS 444, BIOS 844, GEOL 844

Prerequisites: 3 hours biological sciences and 3 hours chemistry.

Description: Lectures and discussions of primary literature regarding microorganisms and their role transforming Earth through geologic time.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL445
Advanced GeophysicsCrosslisted with GEOL 845

Prerequisites: GEOL 344

Description: Integrative analysis of geophysical data (gravity, magnetics, seismic) with geological information (well logs, tectonic history, etc.)

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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GEOL450
Surficial Processes and Landscape EvolutionCrosslisted with GEOL 850

Prerequisites: GEOL 310 or permission.

Description: Fluvial, glacial, eolian, and coastal processes and landforms. Roles of tectonics, climate, and climate change in landscape evolution. Lab stresses description and interpretation of landforms from remotely-sensed, cartographic, and field data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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GEOL457
Ecosystem EcologyCrosslisted with BIOS 457, BIOS 857, GEOL 857

Prerequisites: BIOS 207 and CHEM 110 and Senior standing.

Description: Processes controlling the cycling of energy and elements in ecosystems and how both plant and animal species influence them. Human-influenced global and local changes that alter these cycles and ecosystem functioning.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GEOL460
Summer Field Course

Prerequisites: GEOL310 and GEOL340

Description: Six weeks advanced study of selected field problems. Conducted in a geologically classic area where all major rock types are studied in a variety of geologic situations.

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:6

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GEOL461

Prerequisites: AGRO/SOIL 153; PHYS 141 or equivalent, one semester of calculus.

Description: Principles of soil physics. Movement of water, air, heat, and solutes in soils. Water retention and movement, including infiltration and field water regime. Movement of chemicals in soils.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL465
Soil Geomorphology and PaleopedologyCrosslisted with GEOL 865, NRES 465, NRES 865

Prerequisites: GEOL 450/850 and NRES 477/877; or permission.

Description: Soils and paleosols as evidence in reconstruction landscape evolution and paleoenvironments. Role of paleosols in stratigraphy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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GEOL470
Field Techniques in HydrogeologyCrosslisted with GEOL 870

Prerequisites: GEOL 488/888.

Description: Basic techniques, field procedures, instruments, and software for data interpretation, and characterization of groundwater flow and contaminant transport.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL472
Water in GeosciencesCrosslisted with GEOL 872

Prerequisites: MATH 106 and 107; PHYS 141; and one of the following: GEOL 101 or 106 or METR 100.

Description: Quantitative approach to water in geological media, earth surface and atmosphere. Understanding and analysis of physical processes involved in groundwater-surface-atmosphere interactions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission

Capstone course.

Description: Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GEOL480
Economic Geology of the MetalsCrosslisted with GEOL 880

Prerequisites: 12 hrs geology including GEOL 210, 400; CHEM 114, 116.

Description: Occurrence and utilization of the metallic ores. Elementary theory of ore genesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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GEOL484
Water Resources SeminarCrosslisted with AGRO 484, GEOG 484, NRES 484, WATS 484, NRES 884, AGRO 884, GEOG 884, GEOL 884, WATS 884

Prerequisites: Junior or above standing, or permission

Description: Seminar on current water resources research and issues in Nebraska and the region.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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GEOL485
Fossil Fuel Geology and ExplorationCrosslisted with GEOL 885

Prerequisites: 12 hrs geology.

Description: Geology of coal, oil and gas, and methods of exploration.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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GEOL488
Groundwater GeologyCrosslisted with GEOL 888, NRES 488, NRES 888

Prerequisites: GEOL 100-level course; MATH 106 or equivalent.

Description: Occurence, movement, and development of water in the geologic environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOL495
Economic and Exploration GeologyCrosslisted with GEOL 895

Prerequisites: GEOL 310 and GEOL 320; or equivalent. Recommended parallel: A GEOL course as indicated by the instructor and will vary according to the course content of GEOL 495.

Field trips are required and supported by alumni endowment. Course content will vary on a 3-year rotational basis. Combined lectures, seminars, weekend short courses, and field trips. Field trips are required and supported by alumni endowment. Field trips may be scheduled during semester breaks.

Description: E.F. Schramm Course in Economic Geology. Aspects of fossil fuel geology and exploration.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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GEOL498
Special Topics in Geology

Prerequisites: Permission.The nature of a given semester's course will depend on student demand and availability of staff.

Description: Reviews of specialized subject areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

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GEOL499
Independent Study in Geology

Prerequisites: Prior agreement with and permission of individual faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

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GEOL499H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Open to candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

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