Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

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Fall Semester

GE 2300 - Mineral Science

Introduction to the study of minerals including chemical composition, crystal structure, physical properties, identification, and controls on and environments of formation. Laboratory focuses on hand specimen identification of minerals and includes introduction to X-ray diffraction and SEM mineral analysis techniques.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1000 or CH 1112 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151)

GE 3100 - Depositional Systems

Introduction to sedimentary processes and their products. Investigates the physical processes controlling sedimentation along with principles of correlation and interpretation of strata. Focuses on interpreting sedimentary rocks as a record of climate, sea-level and tectonic change.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2000 and GE 2310

GE 3320 - Earth History

This course covers the history of the Earth from 4.5 billion years to the present. Plate tectonics is the organizing theme with emphasis on recognizing and evaluating the evidence for the major reorganizations of the Earth's crust.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2000 or GE 2100

Spring Semester

GE 2310 - Introduction to Petrology

Identification, physical properties, chemical composition, occurrence, and origin of the important types of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Laboratory includes hand specimen description and identification of rocks.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2300

GE 3040 - Fundamentals of Applied and Environmental Geophysics

An introduction to geophysical used in applied and environmental geophysics concentrating on the fundamentals of data reduction and interpretation. This course is not only pertinent for the practicing geoscientist but also for environmental engineers, civil engineers, and others interested in learning how physics can be used to investigate Earth's substance.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 2200

GE 3050 - Structural Geology

Rock structures and regional settings resulting from the application of deforming forces, including the geometry, origin, and mechanics of folds, foliations, lineations, faults ad joints, and structures in orogenic belts.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
  • Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2000

Scheduling an Appointment

About the GLC

The GLC is a new addition to the department, as appointments started in Spring 2020. The groundwork for the development of the center was carried out by undergraduate students Elana Barth and Breeanne Heusdens.

Our Coaches

  • Elana Barth
  • Cory Burkwald
  • Breeanne Heusdens

Staff

Jeremy Shannon

  • Principal Lecturer, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
jmshanno@mtu.edu
906-487-3573
Dow 605

GLC Faculty Advisor

Rachel Hetherington

Rachel Hetherington

  • GLC Graduate Assistant

For more information about the GLC, or for help scheduling an appointment, please contact Rachel.