400 Level (Advanced Core & Elective Courses for Majors & Minors)

400 Level (Advanced Core & Elective Courses for Majors & Minors)

01:460:495,96 Honors in Geology

  • Credits: 3
  • Note: Both terms must be completed to receive credit. See Departmental Honors Program for requirements.

Research project chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser.

01:460:493,494 Independent Studies in Geology

  • Credits: By Arrangment
  • Prerequisites: Minimum 3.0 cumulative and geology grade-point averages. Adviser's approval required for registration

Topic of study chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser.

01:460:476 History of the Earth System

  • Credits: 3
  • Instructor(s): Prof. Falkowski
  • Prerequisites: Introductory Gelogy and Introductory Chemistry, Biology or Physics (or permission of the Instructor).

Integration of atmospheric, oceanographic, geological and biological concepts with an historical perspective to introduce the major processes that have shaped Earth's environment; climatic processes on geological time scales; the evolution of organisms; the cycling of elements; the feedbacks between these processes.

01:460:480 Major Events In Earth History

  • Credits: 3
  • Instructor(s): EPS Faculty
  • Prerequisites: All courses for EPS majors in their senior year, or by special permission.

History of the solid Earth, oceans, atmosphere, and life over the past 4.5 billion years as narrated by major events in the geological record.

01:460:451 Marine Geology

  • Credits: 3
  • Instructor(s): Prof. Wright, Miller
  • Prerequisites: 01:460:300

Current knowledge and approaches to studying the Earth covered by ocean, from  shoreline to deepest trench; depth and form of the seafloor as  lower boundary of  water that moves above it; composition of marine sediments; modes of transport into and within ocean basins plus global cycles and history they record; geologic and geophysical tools used to determine this record and infer properties and evolution of ocean crust