GEOL 415G Environmental Geology 3 Hours
The interrelationships of geologic processes, earth materials, and human activities. Assessment of geologic factors with respect to site selection, energy production, land use, waste disposal, planning, water resources, engineering practices, and the recognition and control of geologic hazards. Class exercises stress the application of geologic knowledge to specific environmental situations.
Prerequisite(s): GEOL 111-GEOL 113 or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017
GEOL 440G Hydrogeology 3 Hours
Origin, occurrence, and movement of ground water; water wells and aquifer evaluations; exploratory investigations; quality of ground water supplies; legal aspects.
Corequisite(s): MATH 136.
Prerequisite(s): GEOG 310 or GEOL 310 or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016
GEOL 445G Aqueous Geochemistry 3 Hours
An introduction to geochemical processes of surface and ground water including concentrations of ions and organic compounds, chemical equilibria, and analytical techniques. Carbonate and clay minerals will be studied in detail.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 120 and CHEM 121.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017
GEOL 465G Geophysics 3 Hours
The fundamentals of general and exploration geophysics. Topics include the origin of the earth and solar system, the earth's interior, geochronology, gravity and isostasy, seismology, the earth's heat, geomagnetism, upper atmosphere, continents and ocean basins, ridges and island arcs, and plate tectonics. The theory and applications of exploration geophysics are also covered, especially gravity, magnetic, and seismic methods.
Prerequisite(s): GEOL 111 and one year of college physics or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2017
GEOL 470G Tectonics 3 Hours
Deformational structure and style of various crustal regions. Regional tectonics of North America is emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): GEOL 308.
Course Fee: $20
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015
GEOL 485G Geology of Fossil Fuels 3 Hours
Formation of coal, petroleum, and natural gas including depositional setting, source materials, and processes of thermal maturation. Stratigraphic and structural relations, modes of occurrence, exploration techniques, and resource evaluation are emphasized. Field trip required.
Prerequisite(s): GEOL 308 or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2017
GEOL 511 The Dynamic Earth 3 Hours
This graduate course is specially designed for teachers of natural and earth science.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None