Spring 2023 Class Schedule
|201||Earth Systems Revealed||Jacobson||MWF 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM||W 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM or Th 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM|
|301||Petrology: Evolution of Crustal and Mantle Rocks||Bina||TTh 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM||W 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM or W 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM|
|330||Sedimentary Geology||Sageman||TTh 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM|
|343||Earth System Modeling||Horton||TTh 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM|
|370||Geobiology||Osburn||TTh 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM||F 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM|
|450||Advanced Topics: Lake Michigan and Climate Change||Axford||F 1:00 PM - 3:50 PM|
|450||Advanced Topics: Nemmers Seminar Supercharged||Mulyukova||WF 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM|
Introduction to Physical Geology: The study of Earth systems and their interactions. This course will approach the study of Earth systems from two perspectives: 1) description and classification of Earth's features, including Earth materials, internal structure, and landforms and 2) description and explanation of the physical, chemical and biological processes that form and modify these features. Topics include minerals; sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks; the interior Earth, oceans, and atmosphere; solid Earth processes, such as volcanism, seismicity, and plate tectonics and their interactions with the atmosphere and hydrosphere to drive surface Earth processes, such as climate, weathering, and glaciation; geologic time; global change. Recommended Background: At least one credit in math, chemistry, biology or physics. Natural Sciences Distro Area
Origin, composition, and classification of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Application of laboratory characterization and basic thermodynamics to interpreting observed rock textures and mineral assemblages in terms of geological processes. Natural Sciences Distro Area
Sedimentary rocks; stratigraphy; local, regional, and global correlation. Ancient depositional systems; facies analysis in context of tectonic, eustatic, and climatic controls on deposition. Recommended Background: EARTH 201-0 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to the art and science of reducing Earth's complex systems into simple numerical models to build a better understanding of how components interact and evolve. Recommended Background: At least one 200-level course in Earth or Environmental Science, one course in each of calculus and physics. Natural Sciences Distro Area
This course will evaluate the interplay between biological and physical processes in shaping the surface Earth. Major topics include: the role of microbes in major element cycling (C, N, S, P), historical geobiology (how has life changed the planet over time?), methodologies applied in geobiology, humans as agents of geobiology, and the related fields of astro/exobiology. Taught with CIV_ENV 317-0; may not receive credit for both courses. Natural Sciences Distro Area
The overarching goal of this seminar is for participants to develop an evidence-based understanding of diverse ways in which anthropogenic climate change will affect natural systems within and around Lake Michigan. Students will also consider how those shifting natural systems will impact people in Chicagoland and beyond.
The departmental seminar series provides graduate students with a unique opportunity to explore topics beyond their immediate disciplinary focus, meet with scholars from around the country, and evaluate different styles of scientific communication. This seminar will enrich the student experience through readings from each scholar’s lexicon prior to their seminar and the opportunity to ask the speaker questions in an intimate group setting. The seminar is open to all graduate students and upper level undergraduates with instructor approval.
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