Geology (GEOL)

GEOL 5301  Research Problems in Geology  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Individual problems assigned, defined and supervised by a graduate faculty Geology staff member with permission of the departmental chair. Provides experience in individual design, execution and reporting of research of professional caliber. May be repeated, but no more than 4 semester hours may be used for a graduate degree in geology.

GEOL 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for thesis option students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for maximum of 6 semester hours.

GEOL 5310  Advanced Topics in Geology  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Intensive study at a graduate level of selected advanced topics. May be repeated for credit under different topics.

GEOL 5311  Geochemistry  3 SCH  (2-3)  

Study of the occurrence, distribution and behavior of major and minor elements in the earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Prerequisites: GEOL 3409, GEOL 3411, CHEM 1312 and CHEM 1112 Laboratory fee.

Fee: $30.00

GEOL 5312  Geographic Info Systems  3 SCH  (3)  

Principles and practice of geographic information systems (GIS) using vector-based GIS as the primary software package. Students will demonstrate the use of GIS through individual class projects oriented toward their area of interest.

GEOL 5313  Advanced GIS  3 SCH  (2-3)  

Research applications of advanced techniques of Geographic Information Systems. Vector-and raster-based GIS modeling: terrain modeling, hydrological modeling, 3-D modeling: hands-on research topics. GIS programming for problem solving in students¿ research applications. Prerequisite: GEOL 5312 or permission of instructor.

GEOL 5315  Aqueous Geochemistry  3 SCH  (3-1)  

Principles and practice of the geochemical evaluation of groundwater in uncontaminated and contaminated settings. Emphasis will be placed on the use of computerized chemical models for geochemical calculations in aqueous systems. Prerequisites: CHEM 1111, CHEM 1112, CHEM 1311, CHEM 1312, CHEM 3331, CHEM 3451 and GEOL 1303/1103.

GEOL 5319  Geology of Ground Water  3 SCH  (3)  

Principles and practice of physical and chemical hydrogeology in uncontaminated and contaminated settings. This includes the influence of geologic conditions on groundwater quality, production, contamination and resource evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on a geology/hydrology course involving the presentation of theory, the collection of field data, the use of industry-validated computerized models for the analysis of the field data and the presentation of reports. Prerequisite: graduate standing, GEOL 1303/1103 and GEOL 1304/1104.

GEOL 5321  Depositional System  3 SCH  (3)  

Concepts and processes controlling the geometry, texture and distribution of clastic sediments. Emphasizing description, classification and environmental analysis of ancient and modern terrigenous clastics. Prerequisite: GEOL 3431.

GEOL 5329  Urban and Environ Geology  3 SCH  (3)  

Principles and practice of characterizing environmental sites using typical environmental geologic and engineering data. Emphasis will be placed on site characterization and geostatistical analysis of subsurface data. Prerequisite: graduate standing, GEOL 1303/1103 and GEOL 1304/1104.

GEOL 5339  Paleoecology  3 SCH  (3)  

GEOL 5341  Sedimentary Petrography  3 SCH  (2-3)  

Study, primarily in thin section, of sedimentary rocks. Interpretation of provenance, depositional environment and digenetic history, from examination of textural, structural and mineralogical features. Prerequisite: GEOL 3409 and 3411. Laboratory fee, $5.

Fee: $5.00

GEOL 5349  Regional Tectonics  3 SCH  (3)  

Age, location and evolution of major crustal features of the earth with emphasis on North American tectonic provinces. Theory of plate tectonics and its effect on selected areas of geologic thinking. Prerequisite: GEOL 3481.

GEOL 5351  Int of Geophysical Data  3 SCH  (3)  

Interpretation of geophysical exploration data with emphasis on environmental and hydrogeological applications. Advantages and limitations of geophysical information used in geological investigations. Prerequisites: PHYS 1302/1102, MATH 2314, GEOL 3481 or PHYS 4370.

GEOL 5352  Remote Sensing  3 SCH  (3)  

Principles and practice of remote sensing involving analysis and interpretation of aerial photos and digital images. Students will demonstrate the use of remote-sensed through individual class projects oriented toward their area of interest.