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Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2009

Abstract

KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM NOTE: Please review the Senate Curriculum Committee Guidelines for instructions on completing proposal form. (refer to pages 4 - 5 for proposal details) DATE OF SUBMISSION: February 5, 2009 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: GEOLOGY STEVEN D. BILL [ACITNG CHAIR] 8-2552 sbill@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: STEVEN BILL PROPOSED ACTION: Underline or boldface proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: GEOL 305 PALEONTOLOGY The description, classification, and uses of invertebrate fossils, including their spatial and stratigraphic distribution, evolution, and paleoecology. Three hour lecture, three hour lab. Prerequisite: GEOL 152 or permission of instructor. Spring, even years. GEOL 306 SEDIMENTATION AND STRATIGRAPHY Principles of sedimentation and stratigraphy, properties and classification of modern sediments and sedimentary rocks, sedimentary processes and environmental analysis, stratigraphic procedures and correlations, and stratigraphic relationships of North America. Three hour lecture, three hour lab. Required weekend field trips. Prerequisite: GEOL 152 or permission of instructor. Fall, odd years. GEOL 403 STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Study of the structural features of rock bodies and the interpretation of these features in terms of the forces that caused them, methods of geological field work, graphic representation of geological field data, interpretation of geological maps, and preparation of field reports. Three hour lecture, three hour lab. Required weekend field trips. Prerequisites: GEOL 152 and 4 credits in Geology at the 300 level or higher, or permission of instructor. Spring, odd years. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: GEOL 305 PALEONTOLOGY The description, classification, and uses of invertebrate fossils, including their spatial and stratigraphic distribution, evolution, and paleoecology. Three hour lecture, three hour lab. Prerequisite: GEOL 252 or permission of instructor. Spring, even years. GEOL 306 SEDIMENTATION AND STRATIGRAPHY Principles of sedimentation and stratigraphy, properties and classification of modern sediments and sedimentary rocks, sedimentary processes and environmental analysis, stratigraphic procedures and correlations, and stratigraphic relationships of North America. Three hour lecture, three hour lab. Required weekend field trips. Prerequisite: GEOL 252 or permission of instructor. Fall, odd years. GEOL 403 STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Study of the structural features of rock bodies and the interpretation of these features in terms of the forces that caused them, methods of geological field work, graphic representation of geological field data, interpretation of geological maps, and preparation of field reports. Three hour lecture, three hour lab. Required weekend field trips. Prerequisites: GEOL 252 and 4 credits in Geology at the 300 level or higher, or permission of instructor. Spring, odd years. LEARNING OUTCOMES: . RATIONALE: Because the course number for GEOL 152 [Evolution of the Earth] was changed to GEOL 252, the course descriptions for GEOL 305, GEOL 306, and GEOL 403 need to reflect this revision. RESOURCES: No impact ADVISORY OPINIONS: General Science has already incorporated this change.

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Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

GEOL 305, 306, 403

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