Geology Course Schedule

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Summer 2023

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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  • 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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  • 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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Spring 2023

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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    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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A436 Petroleum Geology 3 Credits

    Petroleum Geology

    Formation of hydrocarbons, their migration and accumulation in the context of the petroleum system, and their exploration and extraction. Includes an introduction to subsurface datasets used in the petroleum industry and how to integrate them. Conventional and unconventional petroleum systems are discussed in the class using examples from Alaska and around the world. Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A636. May be stacked with: GEOL A636

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  • 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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  • 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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  • A495 Geology Internship 1 - 3 Credits

    Geology Internship

    Work experience in an approved position with supervision and training in various agencies and businesses. Exposes student to work environment beyond the campus setting, to acquire essential practical skills and enhance self-confidence and career direction. Special Note: May be repeated, but only 3 credits count toward major requirements. Registration Restrictions: Junior standing

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  • 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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  • 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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  • A636 Advanced Petroleum Geology 3 Credits

    Advanced Petroleum Geology

    Advanced study of the formation of hydrocarbons, their migration and accumulation in the context of the petroleum system, and their exploration and extraction. Emphasizes interpretation of subsurface data used in the petroleum industry and their integration. Conventional and unconventional petroleum systems from Alaska and around the world included. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A436. May be stacked with: GEOL A436

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  • A648 Adv Struct Geol & Geomech 3 Credits

    Adv Struct Geol & Geomech

    Classification, origin and evolution of all types of rock fractures with application to structural analysis, oil and gas reservoirs, resource recovery, engineering geology, hydrogeology and hazards analysis. Application of continuum and rock mechanics principles to brittle deformation, including rock strength and failure criteria, stress states in the lithosphere, stress tensors and linear elastic fracture mechanics theory. Special Note: Students may need to provide their own transportation to a field trip location. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL A448. Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor permission. May be stacked with: GEOL A448

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  • 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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  • A697 Independent Study 1 - 3 Credits

    Independent Study

    No description available for this course.

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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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    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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