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Fall 2022

GEOL

  • A111 *Physical Geology 3 Credits

    *Physical Geology

    Introduction to physical geology, study of earth and its materials. Processes that operate on and within earth. Formation of common rocks and minerals, and basics of mineral and rock identification and classification. Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher

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    View detailed information for CRN:71597 803 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM CPSB 120 Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 19
    View detailed information for CRN:71597 803 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM DIST WEB Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 19
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    View detailed information for CRN:71598 801 Sikorski, Janelle August 29 - December 17 1
  • A111L *Physical Geology Lab 1 Credits

    *Physical Geology Lab

    Laboratory skills in physical geology. The identification and classification of minerals and rocks. The use and interpretation of maps and remote sensing techniques, and application of lab skills to interpret evidence of geologic processes. Includes a field trip led by the instructor.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71600 601 W 2:30PM - 5:15PM NSB 102 Sikorski, Janelle; Wieland, Logan August 29 - December 17 9
    View detailed information for CRN:71601 602 F 10:00AM - 12:45AM NSB 102 Sikorski, Janelle; Vlahovich, Nolan August 29 - December 17 11
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    View detailed information for CRN:71602 801 Sikorski, Janelle; Vlahovich, Nolan; Vlahovich, Nolan; Vlahovich, Nolan August 29 - December 17 5
    View detailed information for CRN:71604 802 Sikorski, Janelle; Vlahovich, Nolan; Vlahovich, Nolan; Vlahovich, Nolan August 29 - December 17 8
  • A115 *Environmental Geology 3 Credits

    *Environmental Geology

    Introduces the study of applied environmental geology with a focus on geologic processes and linkages to how humans interact with the geologic environment. Includes both internal and external Earth processes and related topics such as climate change, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, coastal processes, and mineral and energy resources. Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71605 601 TR 11:30AM - 12:45AM CPSB 120 Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 42
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  • A115L *Environmental Geology Lab 1 Credits

    *Environmental Geology Lab

    Investigation of problems in environmental geology related to volcanic and earthquake hazards, surface and groundwater pollution, landslides, coastal processes, and waste disposal with emphasis on the local areas in Alaska. Several local field trips are included. Registration Restrictions: MATH A055 or higher

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71606 601 F 10:00AM - 12:45AM NSB 106 Sikorski, Janelle; Wieland, Logan August 29 - December 17 10
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  • A190 Introductory Topics in Geology 1 - 3 Credits

    Introductory Topics in Geology

    Introductory study of a selected topic in geology. Special Note: May be repeated with change of topic.

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  • A221 *Historical Geology 4 Credits

    *Historical Geology

    Introduces the history of the earth through geologic time, emphasizing North America. Includes major events in plate tectonics, evolution of life forms and interpretation of the rock record. Lab includes invertebrate fossil identification, geologic map interpretation, stratigraphic principles and field trip.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71608 801 - DIST BLKBD Sikorski, Janelle August 29 - December 17 -1
    View detailed information for CRN:71608 801 T 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 106 Sikorski, Janelle August 29 - December 17 -1
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  • A225 Earth Surface Processes 3 Credits

    Earth Surface Processes

    Introduces the identification and mapping of landforms, and quantitative study of processes that shape the earth's surface. Combines theory, field observations, basic data analysis, and modeling to investigate geomorphic systems that affect humanity.

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    View detailed information for CRN:71609 601 - FIELD TBA Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 9
    View detailed information for CRN:71609 601 M 2:30PM - 5:15PM NSB 106 Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 9
    View detailed information for CRN:71609 601 W 2:30PM - 3:30PM NSB 106 Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 9
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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76152 803 - FIELD TBA Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76152 803 M 2:30PM - 5:15PM DIST WEB Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76152 803 W 2:30PM - 3:30PM DIST WEB Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 1
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  • A322 Igneous &Metamorphic Petrology 4 Credits

    Igneous &Metamorphic Petrology

    Covers identification and classification of igneous and metamorphic rocks, interpretation of textures, structures, and mineralogy of rocks. Includes the study of chemical and physical principles controlling the formation of rocks, importance of various rock types in economic and industrial arenas. Extensive study of hand specimens with emphasis on composition, texture and structure.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71611 801 MW 10:00AM - 12:45AM CPSB 215 Cannatelli, Claudia August 29 - December 17 16
    View detailed information for CRN:71611 801 MW 10:00AM - 12:45AM DIST WEB Cannatelli, Claudia August 29 - December 17 16
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  • A331 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy 3 Credits

    Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

    Survey of sediments including origins, classification, transportation, composition, structures, and diagenesis. Stratigraphic principles including lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, and seismic stratigraphy. Lab includes grain size analysis, sedimentary structures, correlation, and field practicum.

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    View detailed information for CRN:71612 801 - DIST WEB Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 9
    View detailed information for CRN:71612 801 - FIELD TBA Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 9
    View detailed information for CRN:71612 801 T 1:00PM - 3:45PM CPSB 215 Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 9
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  • A335 Structural Geology 4 Credits

    Structural Geology

    Covers fundamental concepts of rock deformation: description and formation of geologic structures; brittle and ductile deformation; characteristic structures in different tectonic environments; concepts of stress, strain and brittle failure mechanics; and salt tectonics. Laboratory includes analysis of structure contours, geologic maps and cross sections, stereonets, kinematic analysis, and the Mohr circle technique.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76140 601 - FIELD TBA Kattenhorn, Simon August 29 - December 17 13
    View detailed information for CRN:76140 601 M 2:30PM - 5:15PM CPSB 215 Kattenhorn, Simon August 29 - December 17 13
    View detailed information for CRN:76140 601 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM CPSB 215 Kattenhorn, Simon August 29 - December 17 13
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A361 *Earth Resources & Society 3 Credits

    *Earth Resources & Society

    A global-scale investigation of the state of water, energy and mineral resources and the linkages to society and the environment. Review of historical sources, uses and demands on water, energy and mineral resources and the connection to human population growth over time. Investigation of the scientific and social motivations for shifting how humans use water, energy and mineral resources. Registration Restrictions: Junior or higher standing and completion of Tier 1 GER courses.

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    View detailed information for CRN:76151 801 Munk, Lee August 29 - December 17 10
  • A437 Dep Systems & Dynamic Strat 3 Credits

    Dep Systems & Dynamic Strat

    Advanced skills in sedimentary geology that can be applied in oil/gas, hydrology, and mining. Includes greater detail in depositional environments, characteristics of resultant sedimentary deposits, and sequence stratigraphy using various geologic datasets. Emphasis on hands-on application of course concepts in outcrop, core and well-log data. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A637. May be stacked with: GEOL A637

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76150 851 - DIST BLKBD Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 12
    View detailed information for CRN:76150 851 - FIELD TBA Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 12
    View detailed information for CRN:76150 851 T 4:00PM - 5:45PM CPSB 215 Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 12
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A441 Paleoclimatology 3 Credits

    Paleoclimatology

    Examines the fundamentals of climate science, changes in Earth's climate, and methods used to reconstruct past climates. Use of paleoclimate data from proxy records like cores of ice, peatland and ocean sediments, and tree rings to help understand how Earth's atmosphere, oceans and land interact with climate through time. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A641. May be stacked with: GEOL A641

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76148 653 - FIELD TBA Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 6
    View detailed information for CRN:76148 653 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM NSB 204 Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 6
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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76146 852 - FIELD TBA Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76146 852 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM DIST WEB Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 1
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  • A492 Geology Seminar 1 Credits

    Geology Seminar

    Lecture series with invited professional geologists, discussion of relevant professional papers and research. Topical nature of material. Special Note: May be repeated under different subtitles for a maximum of 3 credits.

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    View detailed information for CRN:76144 801 Cannatelli, Claudia August 29 - December 17 15
  • A498 Student Research 1 - 3 Credits

    Student Research

    Student research conducted on specific subjects in geology. Research topic to be approved and directed by a faculty member in the Department of Geological Sciences. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Faculty permission.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71619 601 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:71620 602 - ARR ARR Cannatelli, Claudia August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:71621 603 - ARR ARR Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 0
    View detailed information for CRN:71622 604 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:71623 605 - ARR ARR Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 0
    View detailed information for CRN:76143 606 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee August 29 - December 17 1
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  • A499 Senior Thesis 3 Credits

    Senior Thesis

    Planning, preparation and completion of senior thesis for the BS in Geological Sciences. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Senior standing and faculty permission.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71624 601 - ARR ARR Staff, UA August 29 - December 17 1
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  • A637 Adv Dep Systems & Dyn Strat 3 Credits

    Adv Dep Systems & Dyn Strat

    Advanced skills in sedimentary geology that can be applied in oil/gas, hydrology, and mining. Includes greater detail in depositional environments, characteristics of resultant sedimentary deposits, and sequence stratigraphy using various geologic datasets. Emphasis on hands-on application of course concepts in outcrop, core and well-log data. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A437. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing May be stacked with: GEOl A437

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76149 851 - DIST BLKBD Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 2
    View detailed information for CRN:76149 851 - FIELD TBA Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 2
    View detailed information for CRN:76149 851 T 4:00PM - 5:45PM CPSB 215 Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 2
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A641 Paleoclimatology 3 Credits

    Paleoclimatology

    Examines the fundamentals of climate science, changes in Earth's climate, and methods used to reconstruct past climates. Use of paleoclimate data from proxy records like cores of ice, peatland and ocean sediments, and tree rings to help understand how Earth's atmosphere, oceans and land interact with climate through time. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A441. Graduate students have additional student learning outcomes and course expectations. May be stacked with: GEOL A441

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76147 653 - FIELD TBA Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 2
    View detailed information for CRN:76147 653 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM NSB 204 Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 2
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    View detailed information for CRN:76145 852 - FIELD TBA Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 2
    View detailed information for CRN:76145 852 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM DIST WEB Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 2
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  • A698 Directed Research 1 - 6 Credits

    Directed Research

    Thesis-specific research for the Master of Science in Applied Geological Sciences. Research topic must be approved by thesis advisor. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and permission of thesis advisor

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    View detailed information for CRN:71628 601 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 0
    View detailed information for CRN:71629 602 - ARR ARR Cannatelli, Claudia August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:71630 603 - ARR ARR Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:71631 604 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon August 29 - December 17 -1
    View detailed information for CRN:71632 605 - ARR ARR Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 0
    View detailed information for CRN:76142 606 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee August 29 - December 17 1
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  • A699 Graduate Thesis 1 - 3 Credits

    Graduate Thesis

    Preparation and completion of thesis for the Master of Science in Applied Geological Sciences. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and permission of graduate advisor required.

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    View detailed information for CRN:71633 601 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:71634 602 - ARR ARR Cannatelli, Claudia August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:71635 603 - ARR ARR Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:71636 604 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:71637 605 - ARR ARR Klein, Eric August 29 - December 17 1
    View detailed information for CRN:76141 606 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee August 29 - December 17 1
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    No Distance Learning courses available.