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Geology Course Schedule

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Spring Semester 2020

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:31261 001 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM CPSB 120 Jean, Marlon January 13 - May 2 56
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    View detailed information for CRN:31263 201 Sikorski, Janelle January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:31264 202 Sikorski, Janelle January 13 - May 2 18
  • 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:31265 001 M 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 102 Rowan, Alison January 13 - May 2 0
    View detailed information for CRN:31266 002 T 2:30PM - 5:15PM NSB 102 Zimmerman, Walter January 13 - May 2 8
    View detailed information for CRN:31269 005 F 10:00AM - 12:45AM NSB 102 Jean, Marlon January 13 - May 2 5
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:31270 001 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM NSB 102 Rowan, Alison; Zimmerman, Walter January 13 - May 2 6
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    View detailed information for CRN:31271 201 Sikorski, Janelle January 13 - May 2 47
  • 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:31272 001 F 10:00AM - 12:45AM NSB 106 Rowan, Alison January 13 - May 2 8
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:31273 001 T 1:00PM - 3:45PM NSB 106 Sikorski, Janelle January 13 - May 2 9
    View detailed information for CRN:31273 001 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM NSB 106 Sikorski, Janelle January 13 - May 2 9
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31274 002 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM NSB 204 Klein, Eric January 13 - May 2 11
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:31275 001 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM NSB 204 Bhattacharya, Shuvajit January 13 - May 2 11
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36903 001 TR 10:00AM - 12:45AM CPSB 215 Jean, Marlon January 13 - May 2 7
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:31277 001 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon January 13 - May 2 13
    View detailed information for CRN:31277 001 M 1:00PM - 3:45PM CPSB 215 Kattenhorn, Simon January 13 - May 2 13
    View detailed information for CRN:31277 001 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM CPSB 215 Kattenhorn, Simon January 13 - May 2 13
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A480 Geologic Field Methods 3 Credits

    Geologic Field Methods

    Introduces principles and applications of basic geologic field methods including construction of bedrock geologic maps and cross-sections. Emphasizes field note taking, geologic mapping, stratigraphic section measurement and construction. Requires students to complete several field projects including written summary reports. Special Note: Students may be required to provide their own transportation to and from field sites.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36906 001 F 2:00PM - 7:00PM OFC CMPS Jean, Marlon January 13 - May 9 9
    View detailed information for CRN:36906 001 MTWRFS 8:00AM - 7:00PM OFC CMPS Jean, Marlon January 13 - May 9 9
    View detailed information for CRN:36906 001 T 2:30PM - 3:45PM CPSB 215 Jean, Marlon January 13 - May 9 9
    View detailed information for CRN:36906 001 US 8:00AM - 7:00PM OFC CMPS Jean, Marlon January 13 - May 9 9
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36907 051 MW 4:00PM - 5:15PM NSB 204 Klein, Eric January 13 - May 2 7
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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:36909 001 R 4:00PM - 5:30PM SSB 118 Jean, Marlon January 13 - May 2 15
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:31283 001 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:31284 002 - ARR ARR Bhattacharya, Shuvajit January 13 - May 2 0
    View detailed information for CRN:31285 003 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:31286 004 - ARR ARR Klein, Eric January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:31287 005 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee January 13 - May 2 1
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:31288 001 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:31289 002 - ARR ARR Bhattacharya, Shuvajit January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:31290 003 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:31291 004 - ARR ARR Klein, Eric January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:31292 005 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:37495 006 - ARR ARR Jean, Marlon January 13 - May 2 0
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A663 Environmental Geochemistry 3 Credits

    Environmental Geochemistry

    Principles and applications of environmental geochemistry on a global scale. Geochemical cycles and chemical mass balance of elements. Chemical weathering and the composition of natural waters. Processes affecting the distribution of trace elements in geologic environments. Stable isotope fractionation and applications to modeling environmental systems. Review of specific cases of modern environmental geochemistry problems. Independent research project required. Special Note: Students are required to have background in physical and historical geology. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A463. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor approval May be stacked with: GEOL A463

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36905 001 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM CPSB 215 Munk, Lee January 13 - May 2 3
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    View detailed information for CRN:36910 201 Munk, Lee January 13 - May 2 4
  • A688 Professional Project 3 Credits

    Professional Project

    Individualized professional project in an area of geological sciences as related to the profession. Project topic must be approved by the graduate committee. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor permission.

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    View detailed information for CRN:37908 001 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee January 13 - May 2 1
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A689 Geology Professional Practices 3 Credits

    Geology Professional Practices

    Professional development of graduate students in preparation for careers in the geosciences. Registration Restrictions: Graduate students must take this course by the end of the second semester of their degree program.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:36911 001 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM NSB 204 Aschoff, Jennifer January 13 - May 2 3
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:36908 051 MW 4:00PM - 5:15PM NSB 204 Klein, Eric January 13 - May 2 -1
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A698 Directed Research 1 - 6 Credits

    Directed Research

    Thesis-specific research for interdisciplinary M.S. with emphasis in Geological Sciences. Research topic must be approved by thesis advisor and committee. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 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:31295 001 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:31296 002 - ARR ARR Bhattacharya, Shuvajit January 13 - May 2 2
    View detailed information for CRN:31297 003 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon January 13 - May 2 0
    View detailed information for CRN:31298 004 - ARR ARR Klein, Eric January 13 - May 2 3
    View detailed information for CRN:31299 005 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee January 13 - May 2 2
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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:31300 001 - ARR ARR Aschoff, Jennifer January 13 - May 2 2
    View detailed information for CRN:31301 002 - ARR ARR Bhattacharya, Shuvajit January 13 - May 2 1
    View detailed information for CRN:31302 003 - ARR ARR Kattenhorn, Simon January 13 - May 2 3
    View detailed information for CRN:31303 004 - ARR ARR Klein, Eric January 13 - May 2 3
    View detailed information for CRN:31304 005 - ARR ARR Munk, Lee January 13 - May 2 3
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    No Distance Learning courses available.