Spring 2012 GeoSci Schedule of Classes
100-Level General Introductory Classes
- G103 Earth Science Materials and Processes 3 credits – Introduction to origin and classification of minerals and rocks. Class #16888. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 5:45–6:35 p.m. Laboratory (12 lab sections to choose from).
- G104 Evolution of the Earth 3 credits – The Evolution of the Earth is an introductory science course focused on the 5–billion years of Earth history. Class #20444.
Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 10:10-11:00a.m. Laboratory (5 lab sections to choose from).
- G105 Earth Our Habitable Planet 3 credits – Introduction to Planet Earth as a dynamic and complex global system. Class #16900. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 9:05–9:55 a.m. Laboratory (6 lab sections to choose from).
- G116 Our Planet and Its Future 3 credits – The interaction between geologic and environmental processes in the Earth. Class #19791. Lecture Monday/Wednesday 11:15–12:05 p.m. Laboratory (5 lab sections to choose from).
100-Level Focused Introductory Classes
- G121 Meteorites and Geological Processes in Planets 3 credits – - Geological processes and products on Earth-like planetary bodies and asteroids; evidence from current meteorite, lunar, Martian, and space research. Weekly quizzes/examinations (open book, open notes) on inferences from available evidence. Class #27064. Lecture Monday/Wednesday 1:25-2:40 p.m. No laboratory.
- G141 Earthquakes and Volcanoes 3 credits – Examination of the causes and effects of earthquakes and volcanic activity. Class #16906. Lecture Monday/Wednesday 10:10–11:00a.m. Laboratory (5 lab sections to choose from).
- G171 Environmental Geology 3 credits – Examination of natural and man-induced geologic hazards. Class #16912.
Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Laboratory (4 lab sections to choose from).
- G190 The Evolving Earth 1 credit – Volcanoes Seminar with a 2–week, 3–credit field course, Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada.. Class #16915. Lecture Tuesday
200-300-Level Intermediate Classes for Science Majors
- G222 Introduction to Petrology 4 credits – Study of the principal representatives of the major chemical groups of minerals. Lecture Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:05-9:55 a.m. Class #16916 Laboratory (2 labs to choose from).
- G225 Earth Materials 4 credits – This course sequentially considers minerals, rocks, sediments, and soils; the materials that comprise the solid earth. Class #20540 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Laboratory (2 labs to choose from).
- G323 Structural Geology 4 credits – Geometry and origin of folds, faults, joints, and cleavage. Course #16919 Lecture MWF 11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m. Laboratory (2 labs to choose from).
- G341 The Natural History of Coral Reefs 3 credits – N&M Breadth of Inquiry credit.
Class #27409 Lecture Tuesday 5:45–8:45 p.m.
400-Level Advanced Classes for Geology Majors
- G418 Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology 3 credits – The petrogenesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Class #32633 Lecture Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:35–1:10 p.m. Laboratory Monday 1:25–3:20 p.m.
- G420 Regional Geology Field Trip 2 credits (8 weeks) – Regional Field Trip TBA Class #23934. Lecture Arranged.
- G423 Methods in Applied Geophysics 4 credits – Application of geophysical principles to field and laboratory experiments, with emphasis on data acquisition, analysis, and geologic interpretation. Class #16924 Lecture Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:05–9:55 a.m. Class includes five all–day Saturday field trips to be anounced.
- G427 Introduction to X-Ray Mineralogy 3 credits – Theory and practice of X-ray powder diffraction. Class #27410 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 8:25–9:15 a.m. Laboratory Wednesday 1:30–3:20 p.m.
- G451 Principles of Hydrogeology 3 credits – Physical and chemical properties of water; chemical equilibria and stable isotopes in groundwaters; acid drainage, landfills, and agricultural pollution. Class #20453 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 10:30–11:45 a.m.