111 Physical Geology (4) An introduction to the principles and concepts of modern geology with emphasis placed on earth materials, rock cycle, hydrologic cycle, landform development and evolution, and processes affecting humans and society. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory. Geol 111 is a prerequisite to Geol 112 and 113.

112 Applied Geology (4) Stresses the application of basic physical geological principles to the environment including natural hazards, natural resources, the geologic time scale,and understanding global systems and ethical issues related to the environment. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab. Geol 111-112 is the recommended sequence for non-science majors. Prereq: Geol 111.

113 The History of the Earth (4) An introduction to the concepts, methods and evidence used to reconstruct Earth History beginning with the origin of Earth, through Earth's geologic development, to the present including the origin and evolution of life on Earth. Geol 111 and Geol 113 is the recommended sequence for Education and Science majors. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab. Prereq: Geol 111.

121 Engineering Geology (3) The elements of physical and historical geology as they relate to engineering practice. Not to be taken by geology majors or minors. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab.

310 Introduction to Oceanography (3) An introduction to the physical, chemical, biological, and geological processes occurring in the world's oceans, including natural resources for legal-political problems associated with the marine environment. Course is designed for science and science education majors. Prereq: one year sequence in a science.

318 (518) Mineralogy (5) A study of the crystallography, classification, identification and the systematics of mineral families. Laboratory includes hand specimen and analytical methods of identification. Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab. Prereq: Geol 111, Geol 113, Chem 121 and Math 140 or equivalent.

331 (531) Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (3) A study of the genesis, classification, and identification of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Laboratory includes hand specimen and optical methods of identification. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab. Prereq: Geol 318 or instructor's approval.

334 (534) Geology of Tennessee (3) Lectures and field excursions to study the geologic materials and geologic history of Tennessee including: the geologic succession, geomorphology, paleontology, structural and tectonic history, economic resources, and environmental issues. To be taught summer terms in a field-intensive format, participants share costs of travel. Prereq: Geol 111 and 113 or instructor's approval.

337 (537) Structural Geology (4) Introduction to prin-ciples of geologic structures such as folds, faults, joints, cleavage, and primary features in crustal rocks. Discus-sions of plate tectonics. Lab work: depth and thickness problems, construction of structure sections, structure contour maps, etc. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab. Prereq: Geol 111, Geol 113 and Math 251-252 or equivalent. Oral presentations will be required.

341 (541) Environmental Geology (3) A study of applied geology which focuses upon the interaction between people and the physical environment. Suitable for persons not pursuing an intensive study of geology.

351 (551) Principles of Paleontology (4) A survey of ancient vertebrates, invertebrates, plants, and the techniques used to obtain information from fossil-bearing rocks and sediment. Major topics of emphasis include: paleoecology, functional morphology, evolutionary theory, extinction processes, and paleobiogeography. Laboratory exercises will stress identification and morphology of invertebrate taxa that play a significant role in the fossil record. Three hours of lecture and two hours of lab. Prereq: Geol 111 and Geol 113 or instructor's approval.

371 (571) Geodynamics (3) The application of geophysical concepts to the understanding of Earth's dynamics. Topics include: seismology and the Earth's internal structure; bouger and free air anomalies; applied geomagnetics, polar wandering, paleomagnetic dating, geodynamo theory, geopolarity reversals; internal heat flow; geotomography; global positioning system; remote sensing applications. Prereq: Geol 111 and Geol 113. Recommended: Phys 211 and 212 or 220, 221 and 222.

411 (611) Sedimentology (3) A study of principles of sedimentology, sedimentary petrology, depositional pro-cesses, and environments. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. Prereq: Geol 111 and Geol 113.

412 (612) Principles of Stratigraphy (2) Methods of correlating rock strata according to North American Stratigraphic Code including lithostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, and biostratigraphy. Two hours of lecture per week. Prereq: Geol 411.

440 Geohydrology (3) A study of the water cycle, especially those parts dealing with streams, ground water, and water quality. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab. Prereq: Math 140, Geol 111, Chem 121.

451 (651) Principles of Geomorphology (3) A study of the geological processes acting at or near the earth's surface and the landforms produced. Prereq: Geol 111 or instructor's approval.

462-463 Methods in Field Geology (2, 2) Students will participate in field projects during the fall and spring semesters of their senior year. Methods include measurement, description and interpretation of rock sections; use of instruments in the collection and the analysis of data; construction and interpretation of geologic maps and cross-sections; use of the library in acquiring geologic information; writing technical reports, and the delivery of oral reports. This course is designated as the Writing and Speaking Across the Curriculum course in geology. Prereq/Coreq: Senior standing and approval of the geology faculty. Must be taken in sequence and should be taken in consecutive semesters.

481 (681) Special Topics in Geology (1-4) Intensive lectures and/or laboratory work on special topics in geology. Prereq: junior standing and instructor's approval. This course may not be repeated for credit.

490 Senior Research Project (1-3) Seniors, by invitation of the geology faculty, propose and pursue research under the supervision of a faculty member. Students will submit a paper for review by a faculty committee of two or more members of the geology faculty and perhaps faculty members from other disciplines involved in the research. Grading on a pass or fail basis.