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100 does not fulfill the prerequisite requirement for any course in geology. Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of GEOL 100 or GEOL 101 or GEOL 101H
Background in physical geology for non-majors. Topics include rocks and minerals, surficial processes, plate tectonics, and applied geology.
This course is a prerequisite for: NRES 488
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
GEOL 101
Lab includes field trips. Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of GEOL 100 or GEOL 101 or GEOL 101H
Minerals, rocks, and ores; the surface features and internal character of the earth and the forces that are constantly changing it. Examination of minerals and rocks and investigation of geological processes and their products.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; GEOL major.
One afternoon field trip and one overnight field trip required. Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of: GEOL 100 or 101 or 101H.
Processes that formed the earth and continue to alter it today, from interior forces driving plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain building, to surface processes driving the atmosphere, oceans, rivers, glaciers, and landscape formation. Natural resources and their origin.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Physical and biological evolution of the earth. Lab work includes examination of ancient geological terrains through maps and fossils.
This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 320, GEOL 436
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors program or by invitation; GEOL 101.
Physical and biological evolution of the earth. Lab work includes examination of ancient geological terrains through maps and fossils.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 105
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of GEOL 103 or GEOL 105. GEOL 105 is not open to geology majors
Survey of the evolution of plants and animals in relation to the geological changes in lands and seas. Records of fossil man, higher mammals, dinosaurs, and invertebrates.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Survey of geologic materials and processes with emphasis on those that influence modern societies' adjustment to our environment.
This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 106L, GEOL 220
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs:
Prerequisite: Parallel registration in GEOL 106.
Laboratory exercises and experiments that explore environmental issues.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Series of three five-week sessions, each dealing with a geologic topic of current interest and concern. Topics vary from term to term and are listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 109
Introduction to physical oceanography, the geologic aspects of biologic oceanography, and human impact on the oceans.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 4
Major geological natural hazards that affect human society and the geological processes that are responsible for them. Earthquakes, tsunami, volcanoes, landslides, floods, wildfires, and meteorite impacts.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
The geological controls on the occurrence and distribution of important and potentially important energy resources. The environment and economic implications of energy resources exploration, development, and production.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Physical and historical geology of selected United States parklands. Geological and geophysical processes that produced the unique features of the parks. Interpretation of fossils, archaeology and geologic history. Environmental park policy issues involving geosciences.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Scientific exploration of the modern environment and geological and climate history of the Antarctic continent and Southern Ocean.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4, 9
GEOL 130
Prereqs:
(none)
Geological survey of the Earth's solar system and evolution of planetary systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 160 requires a two-week field trip.
Scientific principles and practices illustrated through geological field work in Nebraska and Wyoming for science educators.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Admission to the Alpha Learning Community Program
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 109 or 113, or parallel; GEOL 101.
Mineral classification and systematics, gemstones, and phase diagrams. Classification, occurrence, and formation of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Introduction to ore deposits.
This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 211, GEOL 310, GEOL 315, GEOL 410, GEOL 414, GEOL 480
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GEOL 210 or equivalent.
Sedimentary rocks and processes, their descriptive parameters, occurrence, origin, and significance in earth history. Stratified rocks in time and space, and methods of correlating geologic units from different localities.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GEOL 101, or GEOL 106, or METR 200, and concurrent Math 106, or instructor permission.
Quantitative understanding of water-related processes in the earth sciences.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 308
BiogeographyCrosslisted as GEOG 308, NRES 308
Prereqs:
Biogeography (GEOG/GEOL/NRES 308) is a highly interdisciplinary science, relying heavily on ecology, geological science, and climatology. It is global in scope and offers the latest knowledge in understanding organism distributions, and the factors that determine those distributions.
Introduction to the basic concepts of biogeography, the study of distributions of plants and animals, both past and present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GEOL 210 and 211, or equivalent.
Sedimentological facies analysis and recognition of clastic, carbonate, and evaporite depositional systems in the rock record.
This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 340, GEOL 420, GEOL 421, GEOL 430, GEOL 431, GEOL 450, GEOL 495
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GEOL 210 or parallel.
Optical identification of minerals in immersion mounts and thin and polished sections using a polarizing microscope. Common rock and ore forming minerals.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 320
Prereqs:
Field trips required.
Principles of stratigraphy. Correlation by lithologic, paleontologic, paleomagnetic, isotopic, and geophysical characteristics. Concept of facies and a survey of major depositional environments. Description, measurement, and correlation of geologic sections in the field.
This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 495
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GEOL 310; MATH 102 or equivalent; PHYS 141 or 141H or 211 or 211H, or parallel.
Folding and faulting of rocks, types of texture and rock structure, cleavage, joints, dikes, and unconformaties; structural interpretation of geologic maps; plate tectonics, mountain belts, and regional structures.
This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 440
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 361
Soils, Environment and Water QualityCrosslisted as AGRO 361, SOIL 361, WATS 361, NRES 361
Prereqs:
AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153; MATH 102 or 103; and one semester chemistry or equivalent.
Chemical and physical processes that influence the fate and transport of contaminants (inorganic, organic, microbial) in soil-water environments. Extent, fate, mitigation and impact of various sources of pollution. Remedial technologies used for environmental restoration of contaminated environments.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
GEOL 410
Prereqs:
Age of the Earth. Origin of the elements, solar system, oceans, atmosphere, and global geochemical cycles. Radioactive isotope geochemistry, stable isotope geochemistry, and equilibrium relationships.
This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 417
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 414/814
Prereqs:
GEOL 210; CHEM 113 or equivalent.
Structures and properties of common clay minerals; their formation and geologic/pedologic distribution. Generation and use of x-rays for diffraction analysis. Analysis of clays and related minerals by x-ray diffraction and electron microscopy.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 417/817
Prereqs:
Origin, preservation and transport of organic compounds found in the rock record. Applications of organic geochemistry to paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental interpretations as well as discerning the origins of coal, oil and natural gas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 418/818
Chemistry of Natural WatersCrosslisted as NRES 419/819, WATS 418
Prereqs:
2 semesters of college chemistry, or CHEM 109 and 110, 113 and 114, or CHEM 111; or permission.
Principles of water chemistry and their use in precipitation, surface water, and groundwater studies. Groundwater applications used to determine the time and source of groundwater recharge, estimate groundwater residence time, identify aquifer mineralogy, examine the degree of mixing between waters of various sources and evaluate what types of biological and chemical processes have occurred during the water's journey through the aquifer system.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 418L/818L
Chemistry of Natural Waters LaboratoryCrosslisted as WATS 418L, NRES 419L/819L
Prereqs:
Two semesters college chemistry or permission.
Parallel: GEOL 418/818, NRES 419/819, WATS 418. Offered even numbered calendar years or as needed.
Basic laboratory techniques used to perform water analysis including various wet chemical techniques, instrument use (AA, IC, UV-Visible) and computer modeling. Techniques for sample collection and preservation, parameter estimation and chemical analysis.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 419/819
Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrosslisted as AGRO 419/819, GEOG 419/819, NRES 420/820
Prereqs:
GEOG/NRES 418.
Introduction to the practical uses of remote electromagnetic sensing in dealing with agricultural and water-resources issues.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Depositional processes, environments of deposition, and facies models. Description, classification, and analysis of modern and ancient siliciclastic sediment and sedimentary rocks.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 421/821
Prereqs:
Lab focuses on field, petrographic and geochemical methods.
Depositional settings and processes, petrography, geochemistry, diagenesis and geological significance of modern and ancient carbonate rocks and sediments.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 423/823
Prereqs:
12 hrs GEOL or BIOS.
Analysis and interpretation of the Quaternary period's paleoecological data. Patterns of long-term climate variation. Distribution patterns and responses of organisms and ecosystems to Quaternary environmental change.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 424/824
Biogeochemical CyclesCrosslisted as BIOS 438/838
Prereqs:
CHEM 109 or 113; 12 hrs geology or biological sciences.
Chemical cycling at or near the earth's surface, emphasizing interactions among the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere. Modern processes, the geological record, and human impacts on elemental cycles.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Numerical and statistical analysis of paleontological data including biometry, syn-ecology, and quantitative biostratigraphy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 431/831
Prereqs:
GEOL 431 is open to BIOS majors by permission only.
Morphology, classification, ecology and geological application of common fossil and extant marine, brackish, and freshwater microfossils.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission or graduate standing.
Survey of the evolution of the vertebrates, including the geological and biological factors that influence the pattern of evolution, and laboratory study of fossil materials of the major vertebrate groups.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 436/836
Evolution of Cenozoic MammalsCrosslisted as NRES 436/836
Prereqs:
Survey of mammalian evolution with emphasis on the origin, radiation, and phylogenetic relationships of Cenozioc fossil mammals. Overview of climatic and ecological changes affecting mammalian adaptations and hands on experience with specimens.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 439/839
Marine Ecology and PaleoecologyCrosslisted as BIOS 461/861
Prereqs:
BIOS/NRES 220.
Geology majors should register for GEOL 439L/BIOS 461L.
Introduction to the fundamentals of marine ecology and their application to paleoecology.
This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 439L
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 439L/839L
Marine Ecology and Paleoecology LabCrosslisted as BIOS 461L/861L
Prereqs:
Parallel GEOL 439/839.
Lab includes several field trips.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 440/840
Prereqs:
GEOL 340 or permission.
Theory of plate tectonics; tectonic controls on rock assemblages; interpretation of regional structure and tectonic history; origin and tectonic evolution of terrestrial planets.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MATH 107; PHYS 211; GEOL 101 or 106; or equivalent or permission.
Introduction to the principles of seismic, ground-penetrating radar, and bore-hole geophysical methods and their application to groundwater, engineering, environmental, and archaeological investigations.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MATH 107; PHYS 211; GEOL 101 or 106; or equivalent or permission.
Introduction to principles of magnetic, electromagnetic, resistivity, and gravity methods and their application to ground water, engineering, environmental, and archaeological investigations.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 444/844
GeomicrobiologyCrosslisted as BIOS 444/844
Prereqs:
3 hours biological sciences and 3 hours chemistry.
Lectures and discussions of primary literature regarding microorganisms and their role transforming Earth through geologic time.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GEOL 310 or permission.
Two or three half-day field trips to local sites of interest and a five-day field trip to Colorado and Wyoming are required.
Fluvial, glacial, eolian, and coastal processes and landforms. Roles of tectonics, climate, and climate change in landscape evolution. Lab stresses description and interpretation of landforms from remotely-sensed, cartographic, and field data.
This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 465
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 457/857
Ecosystem EcologyCrosslisted as BIOS 457/857
Prereqs:
BIOS 207 and CHEM 110.
Processes controlling the cycling of energy and elements in ecosystems and how both plant and animal species influence them. Human-influenced global and local changes that alter these cycles and ecosystem functioning.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
GEOL310 and GEOL340.
Six weeks advanced study of selected field problems. Conducted in a geologically classic area where all major rock types are studied in a variety of geologic situations.
Credit Hours: 6
Course Format: Field 45
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
GEOL 461/861
Soil PhysicsCrosslisted as AGRO 461/861, NRES 461/861, SOIL 461, WATS 461
Prereqs:
AGRO/SOIL 153; PHYS 141 or equivalent, one semester of calculus.
Recommended: Parallel AGRO/NRES/SOIL 458.
Principles of soil physics. Movement of water, air, heat, and solutes in soils. Water retention and movement, including infiltration and field water regime. Movement of chemicals in soils.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 465/865
Soil Geomorphology and PaleopedologyCrosslisted as NRES 465/865
Prereqs:
GEOL 450/850 and NRES 477/877; or permission.
Two field trips required.
Soils and paleosols as evidence in reconstruction landscape evolution and paleoenvironments. Role of paleosols in stratigraphy.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GEOL 470/870 requires full day field trips.
Basic techniques, field procedures, instruments, and software for data interpretation, and characterization of groundwater flow and contaminant transport.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 472/872
Prereqs:
MATH 106 and 107; PHYS 141; and one of the following: GEOL 101 or 106 or METR 200.
Quantitative approach to water in geological media, earth surface and atmosphere. Understanding and analysis of physical processes involved in groundwater-surface-atmosphere interactions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 475/875
Water Quality StrategyCrosslisted as AGRO 475/875, CIVE 475/875, CRPL 475/875, MSYM 475/875, NRES 475/875, POLS 475/875, SOCI 475/875, SOIL 475, WATS 475
Prereqs:
Senior standing or permission.
Capstone course.
Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
12 hrs geology including GEOL 210, 340; CHEM 114, 116.
Occurrence and utilization of the metallic ores. Elementary theory of ore genesis.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 484/884
Water Resources SeminarCrosslisted as NRES 484/884, AGRO 884/484, GEOG 484/884, WATS 484
Prereqs:
Junior or above standing, or permission.
Seminar on current water resources research and issues in Nebraska and the region.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs geology.
Geology of coal, oil and gas, and methods of exploration.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 488/888
Groundwater GeologyCrosslisted as NRES 488/888
Prereqs:
GEOL 100-level course; MATH 106 or equivalent.
Occurence, movement, and development of water in the geologic environment.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GEOL 310 and GEOL 320; or equivalent. Recommended parallel: A GEOL course as indicated by the instructor and will vary according to the course content of GEOL 495.
Field trips are required and supported by alumni endowment. Course content will vary on a 3-year rotational basis. Combined lectures, seminars, weekend short courses, and field trips. Field trips are required and supported by alumni endowment. Field trips may be scheduled during semester breaks.
E.F. Schramm Course in Economic Geology. Aspects of fossil fuel geology and exploration.
This course is a prerequisite for: GEOL 495
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Format: Field, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.The nature of a given semester's course will depend on student demand and availability of staff.
Full titles will appear on students' transcripts.
Reviews of specialized subject areas.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Prior agreement with and permission of individual faculty member.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 499H
Prereqs:
Open to candidates for degrees with distinction, with high distinction, and with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs geology including GEOL 210; CHEM 113
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3-6
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Behavior of stable and radiogenic isotopes in geological and cosmochemical systems. Application of isotope geochemistry to determining the age of rocks, as well as the sources of the chemical components in the rocks.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 825
GeostatisticsCrosslisted as NRES 825
Prereqs:
Offered fall semester of odd-numbered calendar years. Practical methods for solving spatial interpolation and related estimation problems with emphasis on geostatistical methods. Introduction to applied statistical simulation and prediction in geology, hydrogeology and environmental studies.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
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Analysis of stratigraphic stacking patterns in sedimentary basins and sequence stratigraphic methods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 846
Prereqs:
12 hours GEOS
GEOL 846 lab focuses on techniques for pollen recovery from modern and ancient materials.
Pollen and spore morphology, taxonomy, and pollination ecology as a basic tool for geologists, biologists, and archaeologists interested in environmental reconstruction. Techniques of environmental reconstruction through pollen analysis. Aspects of medical and forensic palynology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab, Lecture
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
12 hrs GEOL including GEOL 103
Weekend field trips. Field investigation of classic areas of Midcontinent Geology, emphasizing principles of stratigraphy, geomorphology, sedimentology, and paleontology.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Field
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Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 889
HydrogeologyCrosslisted as NRES 887
Principles of flow through porous media with emphasis on basic classical solutions, flow-net analysis, and elementary modern numerical solutions that aid in the analysis and development of groundwater supplies.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 917
Environmental Isotope HydrologyCrosslisted as NRES 917
Prereqs:
NRES 819 or equivalent or permission
Theory and use of stable, radiogenic and radioactive isotopes in hydrologic studies. Abundance and variation of the stable isotopes of oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, sulphur, chlorine, nitrogen, and strontium. Application of the isotopes to determine water origin, movement, geochemical history, recharge age and residence time, and to delineate contaminant sources and solute migration.
Credit Hours: 3
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-2
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
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See also GEOL 953.
Credit Hours: 1-2
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-2
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-2
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Geology of the oceanic realm, formation of oceanic crust, circulation, geochemistry, pelagic sediments and their diagensis, correlation, and oceanic history.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Application of stratigraphic principles and methods to the solution of Mesozoic and Cenozoic problems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
GEOL 931
Processes in fossil preservation and how they affect information in the fossil record of vertebrates.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 1
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Integrated approach to the excavation and collection of fossil vertebrate sites in a global framework, with consideration of tectonic, depositional, and taphonomic factors in interpretation of fossil vertebrate concentrations.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Terrestrial vertebrate history during the Cenozoic Era with emphasis on the fossil record of Great Plains mammalian communities within the last fifteen million years.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 1
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Biostratigraphy, paleoecology, and paleobiogeography of fossil diatoms, silicoflagellates and ebridians.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
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Biostratigraphy, paleoecology, and paleobiogeography of Mesozoic calcareous nannofossils.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
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Biostratigraphy, paleoecology, and paleobiogeography of Cenozoic calcareous nannofossils.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-2
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
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Prereqs:
GEOL 840 or permission
Tectonics and regional structure of selected mountain belts; Precambrian Tectonics; tectonics and resources.
Credit Hours: 3
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-2
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GEOL 953
Prereqs:
GEOL 850 or permission
Deposits made by the continental ice sheets of the Pleistocene and of the environments that existed around them. Lab includes interpretation of topographic maps, air photos, soil maps, and field studies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 2-3
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See also GEOL 881, 827.
Credit Hours: 1-2
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GEOL 985
Solute Movement in SoilsCrosslisted as AGRO 955, AGEN 955, CIVE 955
Knowledge of a programming language. MATH 821 recommended. Offered even-numbered calendar years.
Examination of the theory and experimental evidence available to characterize the movement of chemicals in soil. Both saturated and unsaturated flow conditions examined. Initial presentation of basic theoretical concepts. Remainder of class a discussion of the literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
GEOL 888, MATH 208 or equivalent, or permission
Occurrence, behavior and remediation of contamination in geological media. Fundamentals of physical, mathematical, chemical, and engineering processes affecting movement of contaminants in the hydrogeological environment and their applications. Teamwork, projects, seminar presentations, field trips and invited lectures.
Credit Hours: 3
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This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-2
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Prereqs:
GEOL *889, MATH 208 or equivalent, programming language, or permission
Application of fundamentals of modeling techniques (analytical, semi-analytical, finite-difference and finite elements) to the solution of hydrogeological problems. Emphasis on development of model concepts for specific groundwater flow and transport conditions, selection of solution methods, including computer software and hardware, performance of computer modeling, and interpretation of results.
Credit Hours: 3
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Prereqs:
Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
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