Winter 2018 Class Schedule
|102-6||Global Warming: Scientific Evidence (First Year Seminar)||Beddows||TTh / 11:00-12:20 pm|
102-6 Global Warming: Scientific Evidence (First Year Seminar)
Global warming represents a massive global experiment with unknown consequences. In this course we will discuss the scientific evidence for modern-day global warming including melting ice sheets, long-term temperature records from ice cores and extreme weather events such as hurricanes. Current trends and the role of human activities will be examined in the context of the geologic record of natural climate variability and the feedbacks inherent in the climate system. Anticipated future impacts include droughts, floods, sea level rise, spread of infectious diseases, drinking water shortages, habitat loss, and extinctions. Given these forecasts, strategies for managing the effects of global warming will be assessed. This writing seminar specifically aims to develop effective scientific writing and visual communication for the natural and physical sciences.
|110||Exploration of the Solar System||S. Jacobson||MWF / 1:00-1:50 pm|
110 Exploration of the Solar System
Explore the Solar System from the birth of the Sun and its planets to the latest discoveries including the possibility of life on the icy moons of the giant planets and the search for Planet IX. Understand the phases of the Moon, the seasons of Earth, and the other motions of the planets. Learn what's inside planets, what's happening on their surfaces, and the history of planetary exploration. Prerequisites: Registration is reserved for first years, sophomores, and juniors in all majors.
|204||Communication for Geoscientists||Osburn||TTh / 2:00-3:20 pm|
204 Communication for Geoscientists
This course will help undergraduate Earth Sciences majors hone their communication skills, and learn some specific communication styles applicable to our field. Science writing and scientific literature can be intimidating and obtuse. This course is designed to break manuscripts down into their base components, detailing the goal, style, and content required for each section. In addition we will cover verbal and visual forms of communication such as posters and talks. Writing is learned through practice, so this course will be hands on with weekly assignments, peer review, and required classroom engagement. Prerequisites: Restricted to declared or potential earth majors and minors (or with instructor permission).
|317||Biogeochemistry||Blair||TTh / 9:30-10:50 am|
This course has been renumbered, please see EARTH 371.
|328||Tectonics and Structural Geology||Bina||TTh / 12:30-1:50 pm|
328 Tectonics and Structural Geology
This course has been renumbered, please see EARTH 335.
|329||Mathematical Inverse Methods in Earth and Environmental Sciences||van der Lee||MW / 2:00-3:20 pm|
329 Mathematical Inverse Methods in Earth and Environmental Sciences
This course has been renumbered, please see EARTH 353.
|340||Physics of Weather and Climate||Horton||MWF / 12:00-12:50 pm|
340 Physics of Weather and Climate
An investigation of atmospheric processes and the physical laws that govern them. Topics covered include atmospheric composition and structure, radiative transfer, thermodynamics, convection, precipitation, and the general circulation of the three-dimensional atmosphere. When possible, course content will engage with contemporaneous atmospheric conditions and provide students with a better understanding of their meteorological and climatic environments. Completion of introductory calculus and physics are required prior to enrollment. Prerequisites: EARTH 201, ENVR SCI 201, or CIV ENV 201, PHYSICS 135 or 136, and MATH 220 and 224 or equivalent
|360||Instrumentation and Field Methods||Beddows||MWF / 10:00-10:50 am|
360 Instrumentation and Field Methods
Theory and practicum on electronic instrumentation for monitoring and measurement in earth sciences, including data loggers, hands-on design and construction of electronic sensors, signal processing, data management, and network design. Prerequisites: Majors/minors in EARTH or ENVR SCI, or completion of three 300-level EARTH or any other 300 level science courses, or consent of the instructor.
|519||Responsible Conduct of Research Training||Beddows||F / 1:00-2:00 pm|
519 Responsible Conduct of Research Training
All Earth and Planetary Sciences Graduate Students and Post Doctoral Fellows must complete the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training in their first year of the program. This course includes 6 online "CITI" modules as well as discussion sections. New students and fellows should contact the Assistant Chair with any questions. Recommended Background: Earth and Planetary Sciences Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows Only