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The geological sciences use diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of complex physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring on and within the earth. The undergraduate program combines fundamental background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry with courses applying these techniques to geological problems. Undergraduates are encouraged to select individual programs reflecting their scientific interests and career goals, whether graduate study in the earth sciences, professional employment, or advanced study in areas such as management or law.
Course Offerings for the 2011-2012 Academic Year
Fall Quarter 2011

102-6

Jurdy

Death of the Dinosaurs

102-6

Beddows

Voyages of Discovery

105 Hurtgen Climate Catastrophes in Earth History
111 Lerman Human Dimensions of Global Change

202

Stein

Earth's Interior

315

Lerman

Geochemistry of Global Environments

329

Van der Lee Seismological Methods
331 Sageman & Hurtgen Field Problems in Sedimentary Geology
340 McInerney Paleobiology
342 Axford Energy and Climate Change

350

Okal Physics of the Earth (ISP)

Winter Quarter 2012

102-6

Jacobsen The Future of Renewable Energy
102-6 Axford Global Warming: The Scientific Evidence
110 Van der Lee Exploration of the Solar System
300 Jacobsen Earth & Planetary Materials
314 Blair Organic Geochemistry
316 Lerman Earth's Changing Climate
326 Stein Data Analysis for Earth & Planetary Sciences
360 Van der Lee Instrumentation & Field Methods

Spring Quarter 2012

103 Okal Geologic Hazards
201 Jacobson Earth Systems Revealed
203 Klapper Earth System History
317 Blair Biogeochemistry
320 Okal Global Tectonics
341 Axford Quaternary Climate Change: From the Ice Age
351 Jurdy Forming a Habitable Planet
451 McInerney Advanced Topics in Paleoclimate

Course Offerings for the 2010-2011 Academic YearFall Quarter 2010

102

Jurdy

Death of the Dinosaurs (Freshman Seminar)

102 van der Lee Earthquakes (Freshman Seminar)
106 Blair The Ocean, the Atmosphere, and Our Climate
111 Lerman Human Dimensions of Global Change
202 Stein Earth's Interior
310 Jacobson Introductory Aqueous Geochemistry
312 Hurtgen Stable Isotope Geochemistry
315 Lerman Geochemistry of Global Environments

323

van der Lee

Seismology and Earth Structure

340

McInerney

Paleobiology

350 Bina Physics of the Earth (ISP)
410 Axford ISEN Energy and Climate Change

Winter Quarter 2011

105

Hurtgen

Climate Catastrophes in Earth History

114

Sageman

Evolution and the Scientific Method

203 Hurtgen Earth System History
314 Blair Organic Geochemistry

316

Lerman

Earth's Changing Climate

320 Okal Global Tectonics

324

Stein

Earthquakes and Tectonics

360

Beddows &
van der Lee
Instrumentation and Field Methods
438 Jacobsen Advanced Topics in Geophysics

462

Okal Advanced Topics in Seismology

Spring Quarter 2011

102 McInerney Global Warming: The Scientific Evidence (Freshman Seminar)

103

Okal

Geologic Hazards

110

Jurdy

Introduction to the Solar System

130 Sageman ISEN Sustainability: Env., Politics & Ethics
201 Jacobson Earth Systems Revealed
301 Jacobsen Petrology
313 Jacobson Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry
317 Blair Biogeochemistry

330

Sageman

Sedimentary Geology

351 Jurdy/Stein Forming a Habitable Planet



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