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ESCI 594-628 – Contemporary Field Issues (Geology of Minnesota For Teachers: St. Cloud Area)

A Summer 2018 Workshop in Cooperation with Minnesota Mineral Education Workshop (MMEW)

Presented in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and Online

This Earth Science Contemporary Field Issues graduate course explores the geology of central Minnesota (St. Cloud area). We will explore:

  • The diverse geologic structures, rock outcrops and resulting environmental issues with the goal of guiding students to read the landscape in the manner of professional geologists.
  • The natural resources available for society via key geoscience industries and urban development.
  • Hazards arising from human interaction with this geologic environment.

While primarily a place-based field course, classroom short courses designed to facilitate teacher integration of geoscience content into traditional and informal educational environments are a significant component of our activities.

This course is offered in support of the Minnesota Mineral Education Workshop (MMEW) organized by the Minnesota Center for Mineral Resource Education in cooperation with the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. The course will be taught in a hybrid format with primary learning occurring via face-to-face instruction during the field workshop and supplemented by online webinars preparing participants for the field.

Course is letter graded.



Required: Teaching Certification

Graduate Students

If any prerequisites are required, they will be listed above. Prerequisites require an instructor override in advance of your registration in Ursa. Please contact the instructor before registering to provide proof of completion of the prerequisite course. Other UNC staff are not able to assist with prerequisite overrides for registration.

UNC Degree Seeking Students

Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.

UNC Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking graduate status refers to a student who has at least a Bachelor's degree and has either applied to our Graduate School and not yet been admitted or is wanting to take classes but not pursue a degree. Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.


You will register with both MMEW and UNC…

Minnesota Minerals Education Workshop

Please sign up for the Minnesota 2018 workshop on the MMEW website.


Use CRN: 40845

Follow the instructions for class registration using the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above. Step 1 of this process can take 1-2 days turnaround time, so we recommend you start the process a couple of days in advance of the "add/register by" deadline posted on this page.

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Registration Confirmation

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Course Basics

ESCI 594-628
Level of Study
St. Joseph, MN + Online
Course Dates
Course runs online: May 18 - July 13, 2018
Workshop dates: June 19-21, 2018
Add/Register by: May 19
Drop by: June 15
Sadredin (Dean) Moosavi
$100 / credit hour

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