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Fall Semester 2019

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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71696 601 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM CPSB 120 Jean, Marlon August 26 - December 14 13
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:71701 601 M 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 102 Zimmerman, Walter August 26 - December 14 3
    View detailed information for CRN:71702 602 T 2:30PM - 5:15PM NSB 102 Rowan, Alison August 26 - December 14 4
    View detailed information for CRN:71703 603 W 2:30PM - 5:15PM NSB 102 Zimmerman, Walter August 26 - December 14 9
    View detailed information for CRN:71704 604 R 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 102 Rowan, Alison August 26 - December 14 8
    View detailed information for CRN:71705 605 F 10:00AM - 12:45AM NSB 102 Jean, Marlon August 26 - December 14 2
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:76845 601 F 10:00AM - 12:45AM NSB 106 Sikorski, Janelle August 26 - December 14 8
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  • A178 *Introduction to Oceanography 3 Credits

    *Introduction to Oceanography

    Study of the oceans combining insights from geological, chemical, physical and biological oceanography. Topics include plate tectonics and the evolution of the ocean basins, the chemical composition of seawater, forces acting on water to generate waves and currents, interrelationships among physical, chemical and biological processes, and complex societal issues such as global climate change, fisheries management and pollution. Registration Restrictions: Placement into Quantitative Skills GER Crosslisted with BIOL A178

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:77115 651 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM SSB 213 Gerken, Sarah August 26 - December 14 6
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:71709 601 T 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 106 Sikorski, Janelle August 26 - December 14 7
    View detailed information for CRN:71709 601 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM NSB 106 Sikorski, Janelle August 26 - December 14 7
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71710 601 M 2:30PM - 5:15PM NSB 106 Jean, Marlon August 26 - December 14 6
    View detailed information for CRN:71710 601 W 2:30PM - 3:30PM NSB 106 Jean, Marlon August 26 - December 14 6
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  • A320 Volcanology 3 Credits

    Volcanology

    The description and classification of volcanoes, volcanic eruptions, and volcanic deposits. Includes the history of volcanic studies, myths, and legends. Emphasis on the dynamics of volcanic eruptions, pyroclastic rocks, lava flows, and volcanic hazard assessment.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71711 601 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM CPSB 215 Jean, Marlon August 26 - December 14 10
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76846 601 W 2:30PM - 5:15PM CPSB 215 Aschoff, Jennifer August 26 - December 14 7
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A333 Earthquakes & Seis Hazards 3 Credits

    Earthquakes & Seis Hazards

    Examines the geology of earthquake-prone regions in all tectonic settings and the impact that earthquakes have on society in terms of hazard assessment and preparation. Addresses fundamental reasons for failure along a fault surface in order to explain when, where and why earthquakes occur. Examines seismic waves, how they are measured, and the information they contain regarding the style of faulting that produced the earthquake. Also considers the study of ancient earthquakes, or paleoseismology, and its usefulness in predicting future earthquakes. Introduces deterministic and probabilistic methods of assessing the seismic hazard in active fault environments for enhanced earthquake preparation in high risk locations.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:77613 601 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM CPSB 215 Kattenhorn, Simon August 26 - December 14 9
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A444 The Cryosphere 3 Credits

    The Cryosphere

    Examines the components of the cryosphere: sea ice, freshwater ice, snow, glaciers, permafrost and ice sheets. Addresses how the cryosphere is changing, including interconnections with Earth systems such as climate. Explores various datasets and models, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, to learn about the fundamental geoscience processes that govern this critical Earth system component.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:77538 601 TR 11:30AM - 12:45AM NSB 204 Klein, Eric August 26 - December 14 11
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A461 Geochemistry 3 Credits

    Geochemistry

    Introduction to principles and applications of inorganic geochemistry. Emphasis on crystal structures and substitution in crystals, equilibrium geochemistry, dissociation of acids and bases, and mineral stability. Applying the laws of thermodynamics, Eh-pH diagrams, and oxidation-reduction reactions to geologic problems. Principles of radioactivity and geochronometers for age determination. A review of applications of stable isotopes to geologic problems. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A661. Registration Restrictions: BS Geological Science majors May be stacked with: GEOL A661

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71716 651 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM CPSB 215 Munk, Lee August 26 - December 14 3
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A476 Applied Geophysics 3 Credits

    Applied Geophysics

    Overview of geophysical techniques used for subsurface visualization, mapping and interpretation, with applications to natural resource exploration, geotechnical investigations and environmental studies. Techniques include gravity, magnetic, electric, seismic and well logging. Applications of mathematics and physics-based principles to image shallow and deep subsurface at local and regional scales. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A676. Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission required for non-majors. Background in calculus-based mathematics or physics is required for geology non-majors. May be stacked with: GEOL A676

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71717 651 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM NSB 204 Bhattacharya, Shuvajit August 26 - December 14 13
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71718 601 R 4:00PM - 5:30PM SSB 118 Jean, Marlon August 26 - December 14 14
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A661 Advanced Geochemistry 3 Credits

    Advanced Geochemistry

    Introduction to principles and applications of inorganic geochemistry. Emphasis on crystal structures and substitution in crystals, equilibrium geochemistry, dissociation of acids and bases, and mineral stability. Applying the laws of thermodynamics, Eh-pH diagrams, and oxidation-reduction reactions to geologic problems. Principles of radioactivity and geochronometers for age determination. A review of applications of stable isotopes to geologic problems. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A461. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor permission May be stacked with: GEOL A461

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71728 651 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM CPSB 215 Munk, Lee August 26 - December 14 0 (Wait List: 0)
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A676 Applied Geophysics 3 Credits

    Applied Geophysics

    Overview of geophysical techniques used for subsurface visualization, mapping and interpretation, with applications to natural resource exploration, geotechnical investigations and environmental studies. Techniques include gravity, magnetic, electric, seismic and well logging. Applications of mathematics and physics-based principles to image shallow and deep subsurface at local and regional scales. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A476. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor permission. May be stacked with: GEOL A476

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71729 651 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM NSB 204 Bhattacharya, Shuvajit August 26 - December 14 0 (Wait List: 3)
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    No Distance Learning courses available.