the Dynamic Earth (GLG201)

The Dynamic Earth is a introductory Geology course which covers topics as varied as plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, and planetary history. The course includes both lectures and an associated lab. This is a gateway course into the Earth and Environmental Sciences major.

Geomicrobiology (GLG435/MMG435)

Geomicrobiology is offered in alternating years during Spring Semester. Topic covered range from the use of genomics approaches to study environmental microbiomes to the study of biological evolution in the context of planetary scale processes.

Natural Hazards and the Environment (ISP203B)
This course is focused upon teaching science to non-science major, using the vehicle of natural hazards and the impact upon human populations. The course focuses upon understanding the mechanisms behind major types of natural hazards associated with the solid Earth (volcanoes, earthquakes) and the atmosphere (hurricanes, tornadoes, environmental change). The course also explores the consequences of these hazards for human populations, our ability to predict their occurrence, and engineering solutions to mitigate their effects.

Michigan State University

Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

288 Farm Lane, Rm. 144

East Lansing, Michigan 48824