214 Course Descriptions
2019-2020 USC Upstate Catalog
GEOL U101. Physical Geology (4) Methods and procedures of science for
interpretation of the earth. The natural processes and their products — the
minerals, rocks, fossils, structure and surface forms of the earth are considered.
Emphasis is placed on the interplay between hypothesis, experiment, and
observable fact which characterize productive physical science. Three class
and three laboratory hours per week.
GEOL U102. Historical Geology (4) The practice of geology as an historical
science with emphasis on the methods of analysis, nature of the record, and
guiding principles that have allowed geologists to decipher the history of
the earth. Three class and three laboratory hours per week.
GEOL U103. Environmental Geology (4). Introduction to the science
of geology and the major earth cycles with emphasis on the application
of geology to environmental issues and earth processes, such as energy
resources, water pollution, and geological hazards. Three class and three
laboratory hours per week.
GEOL U104. Natural Disasters (3) Investigates the geologic aspects of
several types of natural disasters (earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, etc.) and
emphasizes both impacts of natural hazards and ways of mitigating risk
from the hazards. Case studies of specific events are used to highlight the
social, economic, environmental and human impacts of natural disasters.
GEOL U120. Geology of the Southeast (3) Investigation of the geo-logical
processes responsible for the land forms and natural resources
of the southeastern United States. Three class hours per week and field
trips are required.
GEOL U121. Geology of North America (3) Analysis of the geological
history and development of the North American landmass, regions and
resources. Comparison of similarities among regions, though formed at
widely separated periods in earth history, will be emphasized. Three class
hours per week and field trips are required.
GEOL U123L. Geology of National Parks - Field Study (1) Developing field
techniques in a national park setting. Principles of geology are reinforced in
the classroom component followed by travel to a national park for geological
research and the development of appropriate field notes. Prerequisite: GEOL
U121 or consent of instructor.
GEOL U131. Earth Resources (3) Mineral, earth and water resources, with
particular attention to their occurrence and use, and the interaction between
geology and economics as limiting factors on resource development. Three
class hours per week and field trips are required.
GEOL U241. Environmental Geology of South Carolina (3) An in-vestigation
for the environmental geology of South Carolina focusing on
specific case studies including water issues, beach management, waste
disposal, energy production and use. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
or consent of the instructor.
GEOL U310. Paleobiology (4) Taxonomy and morphology of fossil organ-isms.
Three class and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: GEOL
U102 or BIOL U102 or consent of instructor.
GEOL U399. Independent Study (1-6) Directed research project depending
on student interest and needs. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Note: Unless otherwise indicated, readings, lectures and discussion
in foreign language courses above the elementary level are princi-pally
in the language concerned. Incoming students with previous
experience in a foreign language must take a placement test.
GERM U101. Introductory German I (3). Fundamentals of the language
and culture through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
GERM U102. Introductory German II (3). Fundamentals of the language
and culture through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Prerequisite
for GERM U102 is GERM U101 or placement through testing.
GERM U201. Intermediate German I (3). Review of the basic principles
of the language, with emphasis on reading, writing, and oral skills. Prereq-uisite:
GERM U102 or placement through testing.
GERM U202. Intermediate German II (3). Review of the basic principles
of the language, with emphasis on writing, oral skills, and the reading of
literary and other authentic texts. Prerequisite: GERM U201 or placement
GERM U210. German Oral Communication (3) Enhancement of oral
expression through group discussion, oral presentations, and vocabulary
development. Prerequisite: GERM U202 or placement through testing.
GERM U250. Selected German Studies Abroad (3-6) Development of
intermediate level communication skills together with immersion in the culture
of a foreign country. Prerequisite: GERM U102 or U121 or consent of instructor.
GERM U308. Business German (3) Elements of language centering on
written business communication skills. Prerequisite: GERM U202 or consent
GERM U310. German Conversation (3) Advanced vocabulary development
and acquisition of fluency through aural and oral activities. Prerequisite:
GERM U210 or placement through testing.
GERM U325. Modern German Literature in Translation (3) Master-pieces
of German literature. The selection may include texts by T. Mann,
Kafka, Brecht, Hesse and Grass. Taught in English. This course may not be
used to satisfy a foreign language requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL U102
or consent of instructor.
GERM U350. Selected German Studies Abroad (3-6) Development
of advanced level communication skills together with immersion in the
culture of a foreign country. Prerequisite: GERM U202 or U210 or U250 or
consent of instructor.
GERM U398. Topics in German Literature/Language (3) Intensive
study of selected topics chosen by instructor. Prerequisite: GERM U202 or
consent of instructor.