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Earth and Mineral Sciences (EM SC)

EM SC 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

EM SC 100S (GWS) Earth and Mineral Sciences First-Year Seminar (3) Writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills applied to topics of general interest in Environmental and Materials Science.
Effective: Spring 2001
 

EM SC 101 (US;IL) Resource Wars (3) "Resource Wars" presents an analysis of natural resources and how competition for them shapes national and international cultures and geopolitics.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

EM SC 121 (GN) Minerals and Modern Society (3) Production and use of mineral resources in modern society with an emphasis on the interrelationships and their effect on the Earth system.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

EM SC 150 (GN;IL) (S T S 150) Out of the Fiery Furnace (3) A history of materials, energy and man, with emphasis on their interrelationships. For nontechnical students.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

EM SC 240 Energy and Sustainability in Contemporary Culture (3) Critical evaluation of selected media (e.g., books, film) in contemporary culture on topics related to energy and sustainability.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

EM SC 294 Research Project Courses (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 1994
 

EM SC 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

EM SC 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

EM SC 300 Professional e-Portfolio Development (1 per semester) Design, creation and critique of on-line portfolios for personal and professional development. This course is for second-, third-, and fourth- year EMS students.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

EM SC 302 Orientation to Energy and Sustainability Policy (1) Orientation to goals of the Energy and Sustainability Policy program and resources available to help students succeed.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

EM SC 420 (SOC 420, S T S 420) Energy and Modern Society (3) Technology and economics of energy resources, production, and consumption; environmental factors, exhaustion, new technology.
Effective: Fall 1986
 

EM SC 440 Science Diving (4) Advanced scuba diving skills applied to underwater research.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: basic open water SCUBA certification and approval of program  

EM SC 441 Advanced Science Diving (4) Advanced scuba diving skills applied to underwater data collection and research.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: successful completion ofEM SC 440 or waiver by University Dive Safety Officer based on acceptable demonstration of practical and academic dive experience  

EM SC 470W Undergraduate Collaborative Research in Earth and Materials Sciences (1-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Interdisciplinary research seminar involving students in the process of discovery, writing, and debate on issues of broad interest to Earth and Materials Sciences.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

EM SC 494 Research Project Courses (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 1994
 

EM SC 494H Research Project Courses (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

EM SC 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

EM SC 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

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