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Geoscience Literacy at UConn

All 1000 level courses from the 2013 UConn catalog, slightly edited.

  • 1010. Age of the Dinosaurs.    First semester. Three credits.A reconstruction of the Mesozoic world of the dinosaurs as interpreted from geological and paleontological evidence. Includes fundamental concepts of stratigraphy, historical geology, paleoclimatology, and paleontology. CA 3.
  • 1050. Earth and Life through Time with Laboratory.   Both semesters. Four credits. Three class periods and one three-hour laboratory period. Not open to students enrolled in or having passed GSCI 1051 or SCI 1051. History of planet Earth, emphasizing how rock, air, water, and life interact at different scales to produce the earth’s crust, landforms, life systems, natural resources, catastrophes, and climatic regimes. Provides a scientific context for human-induced global change. Includes laboratory component (see GSCI 1052). CA 3-LAB.
  • 1051. Earth and Life through Time.    Both semesters. Three credits. Three class periods. Not open to students enrolled in or having passed GSCI 1050 or SCI 1051. Students who complete both GSCI 1051 and 1052 may request GSCI 1051 be converted from a CA 3 Non-laboratory to a CA 3 Laboratory course.  History of planet Earth, emphasizing how rock, air, water, and life interact at different scales to produce the earth’s crust, landforms, life systems, natural resources, catastrophes, and climatic regimes. Provides a scientific context for human-induced global change. CA 3.
  • 1052. Laboratory Earth and Life through Time.  Both semesters. One credit. Not open to students enrolled in or having passed GSCI 1050. Students who complete both GSCI 1051 and 1052 may request GSCI 1051 be converted from a CA 3 Non-laboratory to a CA 3 Laboratory course.  Laboratory complement to GSCI 1051. Provides an opportunity to work with specimens (minerals, fossils, rocks), terrain images, maps, physical models, and simulation experiments. Includes two local field trips.
  • 1053. Discussion Earth and Life through Time.  Both semesters. One credit. Corequisite: GSCI 1050 or 1051 or 1052 or instructor consent. May be repeated for credit with instructor consent.  Faculty-taught, weekly discussions to enhance GSCI 1050 and 1051. Emphasis and approach will vary, but all sections will track the lecture syllabus.
  • 1054. Field Trips Earth and Life through Time.  Both semesters. One credit. Corequisite: GSCI 1050 or 1051 or 1052 or instructor consent. May be repeated for credit with instructor consent.  Two or more faculty-led weekend field trips to nearby sites of interest, designed to enhance GSCI 1050 and 1051.
  • 1070. Global Change and Natural Disasters.  Second semester. Three credits.  Climate change, global warming, natural hazards, earth surface processes, and the impact these have on populations now and in the past. CA 3.