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Proposal Summary: AS-09-056

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Title3370:465 Geomicrobiology (New Course)
Submitting DeanRonald Levant
Submitting CollegeArts & Sciences -- Annabelle Foos x7937
Departments Generating the ProposalGeology and Environmental Science
Objection DeadlineMarch 12, 2009
Proposal StatusFinal Approval Granted
Proposal Last UpdatedApril 03, 2009 by Karen Greene
Effective DateFall 2009
Brief Summary of ProposalMicroorganisms play vitals role in the cycling and transformation of material in the biosphere and remediation of contaminated systems. They have profoundly influenced the geochemical conditions of Earth throughout its history and continue to do so. This course will address the physiology, ecology, and activities of organisms that mediate important biogeochemical processes and the variety of approaches geomicrobiologists use to study such organisms and processes. Given the multidisciplinary nature of geomicrobiology, such a course will be valuable to students working in the fields of geology, biological sciences, and environmental sciences and engineering. Since a portion of this course will be in a journal club format, this course will also provide students with experience in critically evaluating primary scientific literature and enhance scientific presentation skills. See AS-09-057 for 500-level proposal.
Type of ProposalCourse changes only
Graduate School Endorsement StatusNot required
Graduate School Endorsement UpdatedFebruary 10, 2009 by GS Heather Blake
Institutional Research StatusApproved
IR Status UpdatedFebruary 12, 2009 by IR Anu Mahapatra
Library StatusApproved
Library Status UpdatedFebruary 10, 2009 by Tammy Stitz
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusNot required
DLRC Status Updated
General Education Advisory Committee StatusNot required
GEAC Status UpdatedDecember 04, 2008 by Karen Greene
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements UpdatedFebruary 26, 2009 by AS dean's ofc Cathy Moore


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