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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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71597 601 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM CPSB 120 Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 55
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    View detailed information for CRN:71598 801 Sikorski, Janelle August 29 - December 17 15
  • 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 Staff, UA August 29 - December 17 16
    View detailed information for CRN:71601 602 F 10:00AM - 12:45AM NSB 102 Staff, UA August 29 - December 17 18
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    View detailed information for CRN:71602 801 Staff, UA August 29 - December 17 16
    View detailed information for CRN:71604 802 Staff, UA August 29 - December 17 18
  • 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 53
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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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    Traditional
    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 Staff, UA August 29 - December 17 15
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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 11
    View detailed information for CRN:71608 801 T 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 106 Sikorski, Janelle August 29 - December 17 11
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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:71609 601 - FIELD TBA Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 10
    View detailed information for CRN:71609 601 M 2:30PM - 5:15PM NSB 106 Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 10
    View detailed information for CRN:71609 601 W 2:30PM - 3:30PM NSB 106 Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 10
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    View detailed information for CRN:76152 803 - FIELD TBA Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 3
    View detailed information for CRN:76152 803 M 2:30PM - 5:15PM DIST WEB Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 3
    View detailed information for CRN:76152 803 W 2:30PM - 3:30PM DIST WEB Hughson, Kynan August 29 - December 17 3
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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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    View detailed information for CRN:71611 801 MW 10:00AM - 12:45AM CPSB 215 Cannatelli, Claudia August 29 - December 17 15
    View detailed information for CRN:71611 801 MW 10:00AM - 12:45AM DIST WEB Cannatelli, Claudia August 29 - December 17 15
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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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71612 801 - DIST WEB Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 11
    View detailed information for CRN:71612 801 - FIELD TBA Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 11
    View detailed information for CRN:71612 801 T 1:00PM - 3:45PM CPSB 215 Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 11
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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 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM CPSB 215 Kattenhorn, Simon August 29 - December 17 13
    View detailed information for CRN:76140 601 MW 2:30PM - 5:15PM 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 17
  • 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 9
    View detailed information for CRN:76150 851 - FIELD TBA Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 9
    View detailed information for CRN:76150 851 T 4:00PM - 5:45PM CPSB 215 Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 9
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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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    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 1
    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 1
    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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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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 3
    View detailed information for CRN:76149 851 - FIELD TBA Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 3
    View detailed information for CRN:76149 851 T 4:00PM - 5:45PM CPSB 215 Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 3
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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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71628 601 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer August 29 - December 17 1
    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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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    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.

Summer 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:52530 502 MT 10:00AM - 12:00AM CPSB 120 Zimmerman, Walter May 16 - July 30 26
    View detailed information for CRN:52530 502 MT 10:00AM - 12:00AM DIST WEB Zimmerman, Walter May 16 - July 30 26
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    View detailed information for CRN:52794 520 Tally, Taz May 16 - July 30 22
  • 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:52531 301 W 10:00AM - 1:30PM NSB 102 Zimmerman, Walter May 16 - July 30 5
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    View detailed information for CRN:52795 520 Tally, Taz May 16 - July 30 19
  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:52533 301 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon May 16 - July 30 0
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

Spring Semester 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

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:37794 001 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM CPSB 120 Zimmerman, Walter January 10 - April 30 41
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    View detailed information for CRN:33076 202 Sikorski, Janelle January 10 - April 30 21
    View detailed information for CRN:33077 201 Sikorski, Janelle January 10 - April 30 2
    View detailed information for CRN:37201 260 Haugland, Jason January 10 - April 30 4
  • 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:33080 001 M 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 102 Wieland, Logan January 10 - April 30 8
    View detailed information for CRN:33081 002 F 10:00AM - 12:45AM NSB 102 Wieland, Logan January 10 - April 30 6
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    View detailed information for CRN:33078 201 Vlahovich, Nolan January 10 - April 30 3
    View detailed information for CRN:33079 202 Vlahovich, Nolan January 10 - April 30 7
  • 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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    View detailed information for CRN:33082 201 Sikorski, Janelle January 10 - April 30 32
    View detailed information for CRN:37375 220 Tally, Taz January 10 - April 30 19
  • 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:33083 001 W 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 106 Sikorski, Janelle January 10 - April 30 8
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    View detailed information for CRN:37376 220 Tally, Taz January 10 - April 30 21
  • 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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    View detailed information for CRN:38146 020 T 6:00PM - 8:45PM PION P201 Berg, Edward April 5 - April 26 4
    View detailed information for CRN:38146 020 U 8:30AM - 6:00PM PION P201 Berg, Edward April 5 - April 26 4
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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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    View detailed information for CRN:33084 201 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer January 10 - April 30 6
    View detailed information for CRN:33084 201 - DIST BLKBD Aschoff, Jennifer January 10 - April 30 6
    View detailed information for CRN:33084 201 T 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 106 Aschoff, Jennifer January 10 - April 30 6
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  • A310 Professional Practices in GEOL 3 Credits

    Professional Practices in GEOL

    Introduces workplace ethics, responsibilities, and expectations of geologists in a professional role. Practices research methods, writing, and presentation techniques in the geosciences. Includes research design, proposal writing, resume and job applications, scientific writing, critical review, and oral presentation techniques. Registration Restrictions: BS Geological Science majors only

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    View detailed information for CRN:33085 201 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM DIST WEB Klein, Eric January 10 - April 30 11
    View detailed information for CRN:33085 201 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM NSB 204 Klein, Eric January 10 - April 30 11
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  • A315 Geologic Data Analysis 3 Credits

    Geologic Data Analysis

    Introduces different types of geological data and basic computational methods for visualization and analysis. Provides skills to understand the nature of geoscience datasets and perform quantitative interpretation to fully understand many subject areas in geosciences.

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    View detailed information for CRN:33086 201 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM DIST WEB Hughson, Kynan January 10 - April 30 9
    View detailed information for CRN:33086 201 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM NSB 204 Hughson, Kynan January 10 - April 30 9
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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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    View detailed information for CRN:33087 201 Cannatelli, Claudia January 10 - April 30 3
  • A321 Mineralogy 4 Credits

    Mineralogy

    Covers crystallography, including external form and internal order. Includes crystal chemistry, atomic structure, crystal structure, and compositional variation, nature and origin of physical properties of minerals. Mineral association, occurrence and paragenesis. Introduces x-ray crystallography and optical mineralogy. Laboratory includes determinative crystallography, optical mineralogy and systematic determinative mineralogy.

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    View detailed information for CRN:33088 201 TR 10:00AM - 12:45AM CPSB 215 Cannatelli, Claudia January 10 - April 30 11
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  • 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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    View detailed information for CRN:37795 201 MW 2:30PM - 3:45PM CPSB 215 Kattenhorn, Simon January 10 - April 30 3
    View detailed information for CRN:37795 201 MW 2:30PM - 3:45PM DIST WEB Kattenhorn, Simon January 10 - April 30 3
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  • A465 Isotope Geochemistry 3 Credits

    Isotope Geochemistry

    Examine principles and applications of radiogenic and stable isotopes with emphasis on application in the hydrologic, earth, and ecosystem sciences. Focuses on both traditional and environmental aspects of isotope geochemistry and biogeochemistry and some special applications to other fields of study such as anthropology, archaeology, and forensics. A class research project will include field sampling, sample analysis, and interpretation. May be stacked with: GEOL A665

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    View detailed information for CRN:37802 251 Munk, Lee January 10 - April 30 14
  • A468 *Geomicrobiology 3 Credits

    *Geomicrobiology

    Examines the mutual interactions between geology and microbiology. Emphasizes microbial processes that affect local and global environments including biogeochemical cycles, co-evolution, microbe-mineral interactions and life in extreme environments. Crosslisted with MBIO A468

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    View detailed information for CRN:37679 251 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM BMH 116 Briggs, Brandon January 10 - April 30 5
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  • 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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    View detailed information for CRN:37800 251 Aboushanab, Mohamed January 10 - April 30 6
  • A490 Advanced Topics in Geology 1 - 4 Credits

    Advanced Topics in Geology

    Detailed study of a selected topic in geology. Special Note: May be repeated for credit with change of subtitle. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A690 with same subtitle. May be stacked with: GEOL A690

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    View detailed information for CRN:37798 251 MW 4:00PM - 5:15PM DIST WEB Klein, Eric January 10 - April 30 9
    View detailed information for CRN:37798 251 MW 4:00PM - 5:15PM NSB 204 Klein, Eric January 10 - April 30 9
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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:38744 201 Hughson, Kynan January 10 - April 30 18
  • A665 Isotope Geochemistry 3 Credits

    Isotope Geochemistry

    Principles and applications of radiogenic and stable isotopes with emphasis on applications in the hydrologic, earth and ecosystem sciences. Focus on both traditional and environmental aspects of isotope geochemistry and biogeochemistry and some special applications to other fields of study such as anthropology, archaeology and forensics. A class research project will include field sampling, sample analysis and interpretation. Independent research project required. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing May be stacked with: GEOL A465

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  • 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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    View detailed information for CRN:37799 251 Aboushanab, Mohamed January 10 - April 30 0
  • A690 Graduate Topics in Geology 1 - 4 Credits

    Graduate Topics in Geology

    Intensive study of narrowly defined topic in geology with emphasis on current problems. Independent research project required. Special Note: Students are required to have background in physical and historical geology. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits with change of subtitle. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A490 with the same subtitle. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor approval. May be stacked with: GEOL A490

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    View detailed information for CRN:37797 251 MW 4:00PM - 5:15PM DIST WEB Klein, Eric January 10 - April 30 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:33106 002 - ARR ARR Cannatelli, Claudia January 10 - April 30 3
    View detailed information for CRN:33108 004 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon January 10 - April 30 0
    View detailed information for CRN:38818 006 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee January 10 - April 30 0
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