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Undergraduate Programs

Description of 100-level courses that fulfill the N&M (Natural and Mathematical sciences) requirement.

Graduate Programs in Geological Sciences: M.S. and Ph.D.

Courses – Undergraduate & Graduate

Undergraduate Courses

The Department offers introductory 100-level courses in general geology and in specialized aspects of geological and atmospheric sciences, which are all 3 cr. that meet N & M distribution requirements. Other 100-level and 200-level classes are foundation courses required for the geology major. Advanced undergraduate courses include further core courses for the major plus many topics as electives. These offerings also can be taken to fulfill requirements for a minor in geology or specialized courses for students in science education.

Introductory [100 to 200-level]
G103 Earth Science: Materials and Processes Brophy Fall/Spring
G104 Evolution of the Earth Wasylenki/Njau Fall/Spring
G105 Earth, Our Habitable Planet Pratt/Douglas Fall/Spring
C105 Earth Processes and Planets Basu Fall
C105 Records of Global Climate Change Brassell Spring
G111 Physical Geology Pratt Fall
G112 Historical Geology Basu Spring
G114 Dinosaurs and Their Relatives C. Johnson Fall
G116 Our Planet and Its Future Dunning Fall/Spring
G121 Meteorites and Planets Basu Fall/Spring
G122 Introduction to Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate Kirkpatrick Fall/Spring
G129 Introductory Geology in the Rocky Mountains Staff Summer I
G131 Oceans and Our Global Environment Staff Fall/Spring
G138 Geology of State and National Parks Revealed Fosdick Fall
G141 Topics: Earthquakes and Volcanoes Hamburger/Brophy Fall/Spring
G144 Extreme Weather and Its Impacts Kirkpatrick Spring
G171 Environmental Geology Douglas/Zhu Fall/Spring
G188 Volcanoes Seminar Hamburger Spring
G221 Introductory Mineralogy Bish Fall
G222 Introduction to Petrology Wintsch Spring
G225 Earth Materials Ripley Fall
G271 Introduction to Environmental Field Methods Staff  
H205 Honors Topics: Theory of the Earth Basu Fall or Spring
H205 Honors Topics: Geology of Sculptors' Material Basu Spring
H205 Honors Topics: Gas Prices and Petroleum Geology Basu Fall/Spring
H205 Honors Topics: Theory of the Earth & Sustainability Basu Fall/Spring
H241 HONORS Historical Geology Basu Spring
Advanced [300 to 400-level]
G302 Development of the Global Environment Staff Spring
G308 Paleontology and Geology of Indiana Polly Alt Fall
G323 Structural Geology K. Johnson Spring
G328 Energy, Resources, and the Environment Staff Spring/Fall
G334 Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Pratt Fall
G339 Weather Analysis and Forecasting Kirkpatrick Alt Fall
G340 Physical Meteorology, Climate, and Paleoclimate Staff Spring/Fall
G341 Natural History of Coral Reefs C. Johnson Spring
G349 Field Geology and Paleoanthropology in Tanzania Njau, Brophy Summer I
G364 Dynamic Meteorology: Boundary–layer Meteorology Staff Alt Spring
G399 Reading for Honors Brassell Spring/Fall
G404 Geobiology Polly, C. Johnson Fall
G406 Introduction to Geochemistry Brophy/Wasylenki Fall
G410 Undergraduate Research in Geology Brassell Spring/Fall
G411 Invertebrate Paleontology C. Johnson Spring
G415 Principles of Geomorphology Faculty Fall
G416 Economic Geology Ripley Spring/Fall
G417 Optical Mineralogy Ripley Fall
G418 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Staff Fall
G420 Regional Geology Field Trip Wintsch Spring
G423 Methods in Applied Geophysics Pavlis Spring
G424 Geological Applications of GIS Letsinger Spring
G427 X–ray Mineralogy Bish Spring
G429 Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains Douglas Summer
G433 Geology, Hydrology, and Geochemistry in the Rocky Mountains Elswick Summer
G434 Dynamic Meteorology: Synoptic to Global Scales Staff Alt Fall
G437 Advanced Synoptic Meterology and Climatology Staff Alt Fall
G438 Air Pollution Meteorology Staff Alt Spring
G448 Sustainable Energy Systems Staff Fall
G444 Methods in Analytical Geochemistry Elswick Fall
G451 Principles of Hydrogeology Zhu Fall
G454 Fundamentals of Plate Tectonics Hamburger Spring
G456 Wind power meteorology Staff Alt Spring
G466 Hydrometeorology Staff every 3rd semester
G470 Micrometeorology Staff Alt Spring
G474 Topics in Micro and Boundary–Layer Meteorology Faculty Alt Spring
G476 Climate Change Science Staff Alt Spring
G490 Undergraduate Seminar Staff Spring
G490 Field Course in Geoarchaeological Methods Herrmann Summer II
G499 Honors Research in Geology Brassell Fall/Spring

See Also

Graduate Programs in Geological Sciences with information on M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, curriculum and admissions.

Graduate Courses

The Department offers graduate courses relevant to our varied research programs. Specific courses pertinent to particular research themes are listed in the brochures for each area accessible from the research page. Graduate credit is also available for many 400-level senior classes as preparation for advanced 500-level and 600-level coursework. Students also take research credits within both M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs, often complemented with topical seminars.

Graduate Level Courses
G504 Metamorphic Petrology Wintsch Arr
G513 Seismology Pavlis Fall
G514 Geophysical Signal Analysis Pavlis Spring
G515 Analysis of Earthquake Seismograms Hamburger Fall
G520 Mechanics for Earth Sciences K. Johnson Fall
G524 Carbonate Facies and Environments Keith Arr
G534 Dynamic Meteorology: Synoptic to Global Scale Faculty Alt Spring
G537 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology Kirkpatrick Alt Fall
G538 Air Pollution Meteorology Staff Alt Spring
G540 Physical Meteorology and Climatology Staff Spring/Fall
G548 Sustainable Energy Systems Faculty Fall
G549 Field Geology and Paleoanthropology in Tanzania Njau, Brophy Summer I
G550 Surface–water Hydrology Faculty Fall
G554 Fundamentals of Plate Tectonics Hamburger Spring
G556 Wind Power Meteorology Faculty Alt Spring
G561 Paleoecology Staff Arr
G562 Geometric Morphometrics Polly Alt Spring
G563 Quantitative Paleontology Polly Alt Spring
G564 Dynamic Meteorology: Boundary–Layer Meteorology Faculty Alt Spring
G570 Micrometeorology Faculty Alt Spring
G571 Principles of Petroleum Geology Staff Arr
G572 Basin Analysis and Hydrocarbons Fosdick Spring
G574 Topics in Micro–and Boundary–layer Meteorology Faculty Alt Spring
G576 Climate Change Science Faculty Alt Spring
G581 Surficial Processes Faculty Fall
G582 Computational Methods in Geology Faculty Arr
G583 Isotope Systematics Ripley/Pratt Spring
G584 Geological Applications of GIS Letsinger Spring
G586 Geochemical Modeling Zhu Fall
G587 Organic Geochemistry Brassell Arr
G589 Geomicrobiology Pratt Arr
G591 Physical Sedimentology Staff Arr
G599 Master's Research Stafff Arr
G600 Advanced Techniques Staff Fall/Spring
G600 Advanced Techniques -Xray Staff Arr
G600 Advanced Techniques - Practical Geobiology C. Johnson Spring
G600 Electron Microprobe Analyses Li Spring
G601 Clay Mineralogy Bish Fall
G612 Inverse Methods in Geophysics Pavlis Arr
G616 Metalliferous Mineral Deposits Ripley Arr
G685 Evolution of Ecosystems C. Johnson Spring
Graduate Level - Seminars and Topical Courses
G633 Advanced Geophysics Seminar Faculty Arr
G637 Seminar in Tectonics Faculty Fall
G690 Field Course in Geoarchaeological Methods Herrmann Summer II
G690 Thermochronology and Crustal Evolution Fosdick Spring
G690 Readings in Paleontology Polly Spring/Fall
G690 Proterozoic Sedimentary Basins Basu
G690 Advanced Geology Seminar Brassell Fall/Spring
G690 Advanced Mineralogy Seminar Bish Fall/Spring
G690 Carbonate Petrology Lab Faculty Fall
G690 CO2 Sequestration Faculty Spring
G690 Computational Methods Faculty Fall
G690 Geospatial Data Analysis Faculty Arr
G690 Magmatic and Hydrothermal Processes Ripley/Brophy Arr
G690 Methods in Analytical Geochemistry Elswick Fall
G690 Paleoclimatology Faculty Arr
G690 Research in Geological Sciences Faculty Arr
G690 Tectonics of Asia Faculty Arr
G690 Terrestrial Stratigraphy Faculty Arr
G690 Crustal Deformation K. Johnson Spring
G700 Advanced Finite Element Seminar Faculty Arr
G700 Cosmochemistry Pratt Spring/Fall
G700 Development of the Global Environment Brassell Spring
G790 Natural History of Coral Reefs C. Johnson Spring
G700 Practical Geobiology C. Johnson/Polly Fall
G700 Geologic Problems Brassell Spring/Fall
G700 Magmatic Ore Geochemistry Ripley Arr
G700 Mantle Processes Faculty Arr
G700 Quaternary Paleontology Faculty Arr
G700 Proterozoic Sedimentary Basins Basu Spring
G700 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Pratt Fall
G700 Structural Geology Douglas Spring
G700 Structural Petrology Faculty Arr
Graduate Level - Research
G810 Advanced Research Arr Fall/Spring
G901 Advanced Research Arr Fall/Spring

Field Courses

400–level and 300–level field courses are taught during the summer at our Field Station in Montana. In addition, field trips represent an integral component of many courses (see Map). 100–level classes tend to be local excursions. The 200–level and 300–level courses (e.g. mineralogy, perology, sedimentology) include visits to relevant more distant localities, and each year a 400–level regional field trips is offered.