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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

(College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences)

www.earth.uni.edu

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers the following undergraduate programs. Specific requirements for these programs are listed within this Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences section in the following order:

Undergraduate Majors (B.A.)

  • Earth Science
  • Earth Science-Teaching
  • Environmental Science

Minors

  • Air Quality
  • Astronomy
  • Earth Science
  • Earth Science-Teaching
  • Environmental Earth Science
  • Geology

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences encompasses five curricular disciplines: astronomy, meteorology, geology, earth science education and environmental science.

Major programs are offered in one baccalaureate area:

  • Bachelor of Arts

The B.A. degree in Earth Science is designed as a broad liberal arts major that can build a strong foundation for a variety of career plans. It also provides supportive background and additional career options as a second major for students majoring in other disciplines such as mathematics, computer science, technology, anthropology, geography, biology, chemistry or related areas. The B.A. degree in Earth Science-Teaching is designed to prepare secondary Earth Science teachers. The B.A. degree in Environmental Science will provide students with the tools necessary to assess and evaluate environmental issues in various fields including air quality, hydrology and geoscience.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

Earth Science Major

The Earth Science major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Required
Mathematics:
MATH 1140 (800:046)Precalculus4
or MATH 1420 (800:060) Calculus I
Chemistry and Biochemistry:
CHEM 1110 (860:044)General Chemistry I4
Earth Science:
EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010)Astronomy *4
EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021)Elements of Weather3
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031)Introduction to Geology4
EARTHSCI 1320 (870:035)Earth History4
Physics:
PHYSICS 1511 (880:054)General Physics I4
or PHYSICS 1701 (880:130) Physics I for Science and Engineering
Electives in earth science: 100/3000/4000-level^ courses **18
Total Hours45
*

EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) must be taken for four semester hours of credit.

**

100/3000/4000-level credits in earth science must include at least one course from each of astronomy, geology, and meteorology. In addition, at least 2 hours must be from either EARTHSCI 3410/5410 (870:137g), EARTHSCI 3179 (870:179) "Cooperative Education", EARTHSCI 4400 (870:180), EARTHSCI 3430 (870:195), or another appropriate experiential learning course approved by the student’s advisor and the department head.

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See course section for 4-digit numbers associated with these 100-level courses.

Earth Science Major-Teaching

The Earth Science-Teaching major requires a minimum of 120-121 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements, the Professional Education Requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120-121 hours.

Required
Science and Science Education:
SCI ED 3300/5300 (820:190g)Orientation to Science Teaching3
SCI ED 4700/5700 (820:193g)Methods for Teaching Physical Science3
SCI ED 3200 (820:196)Current Technologies in Science Teaching2
Chemistry and Biochemistry:5-8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
General Chemistry I-II
Earth Science:
EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010)Astronomy *4
EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021)Elements of Weather3
EARTHSCI 1210 (870:022)Elements of Weather Laboratory1
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031)Introduction to Geology4
EARTHSCI 1320 (870:035)Earth History4
EARTHSCI 3210/5210 (870:121g)Meteorology4
Physics:
PHYSICS 1511 (880:054)General Physics I4
PHYSICS 1512 (880:056)General Physics II4
Electives in earth science: 100/3000/4000-level courses ^,**6
Total Hours47-50
*

EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) must be taken for four semester hours of credit.

**

Excluding the following Courses: EARTHSCI 3186/4186/5186 (870:186/870:186g) "Studies in", EARTHSCI 3420/5420 (870:189g), EARTHSCI 3430 (870:195), EARTHSCI 4198 (870:198) "Independent Study".

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See course descriptions for 4-digit numbers associated with these 100-level courses.

Environmental Science Major

The Environmental Science major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

The Environmental Science major is intended as a hands-on program with all students having a common curricular core centered on Geology and Meteorology, as well as Geography, Biology, Environmental Policies, Mathematics, and Chemistry. Following the common core courses students take supporting courses in areas of professional interest – Air Quality, Geoscience, or Hydrology. Each has a range of courses that provide students with experience in evaluating and responding to environmental issues. Please contact the Earth and Environmental Sciences Office for a list of current supporting courses.

Required
BIOL 2051 (840:051)General Biology: Organismal Diversity4
CHEM 1110 (860:044)General Chemistry I4
EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021)Elements of Weather3
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031)Introduction to Geology4
EARTHSCI 3230/5230 (870:123g)Air Quality4
EARTHSCI 3345/5345 (870:171g)Environmental Geology3
EARTHSCI 3350/5350 (870:173g)Environmental Hydrology3
EARTHSCI 3430 (870:195)Internship2
or EARTHSCI 4400 (870:180) Undergraduate Research in Earth Science
ENV SCI/HPE 4666Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations3
GEOG 3310 (970:164)Geographic Information Systems I3
MATH 1140 (800:046)Precalculus4
or MATH 1420 (800:060) Calculus I
STAT 1772 (800:072)Introduction to Statistical Methods3
Electives selected for area of professional interest22
Total Hours62

Minors

Air Quality Minor

The Air Quality Minor prepares students for careers in governmental regulation of air quality, industrial compliance with the Clean Air Act, and private sector environmental consulting.

Required:
EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021)Elements of Weather3
EARTHSCI 3210/5210 (870:121g)Meteorology4
EARTHSCI 3230/5230 (870:123g)Air Quality4
EARTHSCI 3240/5240 (870:124g)Air Quality Modeling4
EARTHSCI 3250/5250 (870:177g)Measurement and Analysis of Air Quality4
Electives: 8 hours from the following8
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry I-II
Chromatography and Quantitative Analysis
Weather Analysis and Forecasting
Recent Climate Change
Geographic Information Systems I
Total Hours27

Astronomy Minor

Required:
EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010)Astronomy3-4
EARTHSCI 3130 (870:152)Stars2
EARTHSCI 3140 (870:153)Galaxies and Cosmology2
EARTHSCI 4150/5150Astrophysics3
MATH 1420 (800:060)Calculus I4
MATH 1421 (800:061)Calculus II4
PHYSICS 1701 (880:130)Physics I for Science and Engineering4
PHYSICS 1702 (880:131)Physics II for Science and Engineering4
Total Hours26-27

Earth Science Minor

Required
Courses in Earth Science20
Total Hours20

 

Earth Science Minor-Teaching

Required
Chemistry and Biochemistry:
CHEM 1110 (860:044)General Chemistry I4
Earth Science:
EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010)Astronomy *4
EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021)Elements of Weather3
EARTHSCI 1210 (870:022)Elements of Weather Laboratory1
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031)Introduction to Geology4
EARTHSCI 1320 (870:035)Earth History4
Physics:
PHYSICS 1511 (880:054)General Physics I4
Total Hours24

*

EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) must be taken for four semester hours of credit.

Also required: a teaching major or minor in biology, chemistry, physics, or science.

Completion of this minor will satisfy the requirements of the Iowa Department of Education for Earth Science approval (effective October 1, 1988) only if the student has completed 30 semester hours in the broad area of science.

Environmental Earth Science Minor

Required:
BIOL 2051 (840:051)General Biology: Organismal Diversity4
EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021)Elements of Weather3
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031)Introduction to Geology4
EARTHSCI 1400Introduction to Environmental Earth Science3
EARTHSCI 3230/5230 (870:123g)Air Quality4
EARTHSCI 3345/5345 (870:171g)Environmental Geology3
EARTHSCI 3350/5350 (870:173g)Environmental Hydrology3
GEOG 3310 (970:164)Geographic Information Systems I3
Electives: choose one of the following3
Environmental Economics *
Environmental Health Science
Recent Climate Change
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Total Hours30
*

 ECON 3225/5225 has prerequisites of ECON 1041 and ECON 1051.


 Geology Minor

Required:
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031)Introduction to Geology4
EARTHSCI 1320 (870:035)Earth History4
EARTHSCI 3322Earth Materials4
EARTHSCI 3325/5325 (870:136g)Sedimentary Geology4
EARTHSCI 3328 (870:125)Fossils and Evolution4
EARTHSCI 3330/5330 (870:141g)Geomorphology3
Electives: choose one of the following:3-4
Structural Geology
Oceanography
Hydrogeology
Total Hours26-27

 

Earth Science, B.A.

This is only a sample plan and it is flexible to a certain degree, particularly with Liberal Arts Core electives.  Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor to carefully plan their course schedule.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
CHEM 1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I 4
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031) Introduction to Geology 4
Liberal Arts 3
 Hours14
Spring
EARTHSCI 1320 (870:035) Earth History 4
COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication 3
EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021) Elements of Weather 3
MATH 1140 (800:046) Precalculus(or MATH 1420) 4
 Hours14
Sophomore
Fall
EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) Astronomy 4
PHYSICS 1511 (880:054) General Physics I (or PHYSICS 1701) 4
Liberal Arts 6
 Hours14
Spring
Geology, Astronomy and/or Meteorology Electives 3
University Electives 6
Liberal Arts 6
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
Geology, Astronomy and/or Meteorology Electives 4
Liberal Arts 6
University Electives 6
 Hours16
Spring
Geology, Astronomy, and/or Meteorology Electives 3
University Electives 6
Liberal Arts 6
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
EARTHSCI 3410 or EARTHSCI 3430 or EARTHSCI 4400 2
Geology, Astronomy, and/or Meteorology Electives 3
University Electives 5
Liberal Arts 6
 Hours16
Spring
Geology, Astronomy, and/or Meteorology Electives 3
University Electives 11
Liberal Arts 2
 Hours16
 Total Hours120

 

 

Earth Science-Teaching, B.A.

This is only a sample plan and it is flexible to a certain degree, particularly with Liberal Arts Core electives.  Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor to carefully plan their course schedule. 

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
CHEM 1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I 4
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031) Introduction to Geology 4
TEACHING 2017 Level 1 Field Experience: Exploring Teaching 1
EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030) Dynamics of Human Development 3
 Hours15
Spring
CHEM 1120 (860:048) General Chemistry II 4
Liberal Arts 6
EARTHSCI 1320 (870:035) Earth History 4
COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication 3
 Hours17
Sophomore
Fall
EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) Astronomy (*) 3-4
PHYSICS 1511 (880:054) General Physics I 4
SPED 3150 (220:150) Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Classrooms 2
Liberal Arts 6
 Hours15-16
Spring
PHYSICS 1512 (880:056) General Physics II 4
Liberal Arts 12
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021) Elements of Weather 3
EARTHSCI 1210 (870:022) Elements of Weather Laboratory 1
TEACHING 3128 Level 2 Field Experience: Teacher as a Change Agent 1
EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148) Learning and Motivation in Classroom Contexts 3
MEASRES 3150 (250:150) Classroom Assessment 2
Liberal Arts 6
 Hours16
Spring
EARTHSCI 3210/5210 (870:121g) Meteorology 4
SOCFOUND 3119 (260:119) Schools and American Society 3
SCI ED 3200 (820:196) Current Technologies in Science Teaching 2
SCI ED 3300/5300 (820:190g) Orientation to Science Teaching 3
100/3000/4000-Level Earth Science Electives** 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
100/3000/4000-Level Earth Science Electives** 3
SCI ED 4700/5700 (820:193g) Methods for Teaching Physical Science 3
TEACHING 4170/5170 (280:170g) Human Relations: Awareness and Application 3
Liberal Arts 2
University Electives 3
 Hours14
Spring
TEACHING 3138 (280:138) Secondary School Teaching 12
 Hours12
 Total Hours120-121
*

  EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) must be taken for four semester hours of credit.

**

 Excluding the following courses: EARTHSCI 3186/4186/5186 (*870:186/870:186g) "Studies in", EARTHSCI 3420/5420 (870:189g), EARTHSCI 3430 (870:195), EARTHSCI 4198 (870:198 "Independent Study".

 

*

EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) must be taken for four semester hours of credit.

**

 Excluding the following courses: EARTHSCI 3186/4186/5186 (*870:186/870:186g) "Studies in", EARTHSCI 3420/5420 (870:189g), EARTHSCI 3430 (870:195), EARTHSCI 4198 (870:198) "Independent Study".

 

 

Environmental Science, B.A.

This is only a sample plan and it is flexible to a certain degree, particularly with Liberal Arts Core electives.  Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor to carefully plan their course schedule.  

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
CHEM 1110 (860:044) General Chemistry I 4
ENGLISH 1005 (620:005) College Writing and Research 3
EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031) Introduction to Geology 4
Liberal Arts 3
 Hours14
Spring
COMM 1000 (48C:001) Oral Communication 3
EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021) Elements of Weather 3
MATH 1140 or MATH 1420 4
Liberal Arts 6
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
GEOG 3310 (970:164) Geographic Information Systems I 3
STAT 1772 (800:072) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Environmental Science Electives 3
Liberal Arts Core 6
 Hours15
Spring
BIOL 2051 (840:051) General Biology: Organismal Diversity 4
Environmental Science Electives 5
Liberal Arts 6
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
EARTHSCI 3230/5230 (870:123g) Air Quality 4
EARTHSCI 3345/5345 (870:171g) Environmental Geology 3
Environmental Science Electives 5
Liberal Arts 3
 Hours15
Spring
EARTHSCI 3350/5350 (870:173g) Environmental Hydrology 3
Environmental Science Electives 2
Liberal Arts 2
University Electives 8
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
EARTHSCI 3430 or EARTHSCI 4400 2
Environmental Science Electives 5
Liberal Arts Core 3
University Electives 5
 Hours15
Spring
HPE/ENV SCI 4666/5666 3
Environmental Science Electives 2
University Electives 10
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Courses

EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010). Astronomy — 3-4 hrs.

Introduction to the Universe, solar system, stars, and galaxies, including apparent motions of bodies in the sky; development of astronomy and its impact on humankind. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 2 periods. Also offered as a 3-hour course without lab. Prerequisite(s): student must have satisfied university entrance requirements in English and Mathematics. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EARTHSCI 1110 (870:011). Astronomy Laboratory — 1 hr.

Exploration of astronomical phenomena through the use of telescopes, charts, almanacs, computer simulations, and other laboratory equipment. Students will gain experience in methods of observing the night sky and become familiar with celestial objects. Lab, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021). Elements of Weather — 3 hrs.

Meteorological elements and their applications to environment; interpretation of weather maps and weather data; forecasting and briefing on daily weather. Discussion, 3 periods. No credit for those who have completed EARTHSCI 3210/5210 (870:121g). Prerequisite(s): student must have satisfied university entrance requirements in English and Mathematics. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EARTHSCI 1210 (870:022). Elements of Weather Laboratory — 1 hr.

Fundamentals of meteorological observation, use of basic meteorological instruments, and applications of maps and charts to understanding forecasts. Intended for science teaching majors and minors. Lab, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021). (Fall and Spring)

EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031). Introduction to Geology — 4 hrs.

Introduction to the physical environment, emphasizing materials of the Earth and processes that lead to changes within and on the Earth. Lab emphasis includes rocks and minerals, geologic processes, and landscape development. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): student must have satisfied university entrance requirements in English and Mathematics. (Fall and Spring)

EARTHSCI 1320 (870:035). Earth History — 4 hrs.

Methods and principles used in deciphering the 4.6 billion-year history of our planet; discussion of history and evolution of life on Earth and examination of major physical and plate-tectonic events through geologic time. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031) or equivalent. (Fall and Spring)

EARTHSCI 1400. Introduction to Environmental Earth Science — 3 hrs.

Introduction to the physical, biological, and cultural components of the natural world around us. The primary focus is on global-scale understanding of environmental issues using a scientific approach. Discussion, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): Students must have satisfied university entrance requirements in English and Mathematics. (Fall)

EARTHSCI 1410 (870:037). Field Studies in ____________ — 1-4 hrs.

Field studies in various areas of Earth Science: geology, oceanography, paleontology, meteorology, and astronomy. To be preceded by seminars on proposed study area. Student collection of data in the field and reports on their findings. May be repeated in different study area. Only 4 hours may be applied to the Earth Science minor. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Variable)

EARTHSCI 3100/5100 (870:109g). Fundamentals of Astronomy — 4 hrs.

Basic principles of astronomy intended primarily for in-service teachers. No credit for students with credit in EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) or its equivalent. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; consent of department head. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EARTHSCI 3110/5110 (870:154g). Observational Astronomy — 2 hrs.

Use of astronomical instruments (telescopes, cameras, and digital cameras), along with observing aids (charts, catalogs, and ephemerides), for collection, analysis, and interpretation of astronomical data. Discussion, 1 period; lab, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) (4 semester hours) or equivalent; junior standing. (Fall)

EARTHSCI 3120 (870:151). Planets — 2 hrs.

Examination of the Sun's family of planets, satellites, asteroids, and comets, including formation and evolution; processes currently at work in the Solar System; search for exoplanets. Discussion, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) or equivalent. (Variable)

EARTHSCI 3130 (870:152). Stars — 2 hrs.

Study of structure and the evolution of stars; the Sun, protostars, red giants, white dwarfs, variable stars, supernovae, pulsars, and black holes. Discussion, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) or equivalent. (Variable)

EARTHSCI 3140 (870:153). Galaxies and Cosmology — 2 hrs.

Study of the Milky Way Galaxy and other galaxies. Examination of active galaxies and radio galaxies, galaxy clusters, quasars, and galactic black holes. Discussion of the structure, origin, evolution, and fate of the Universe. Discussion, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1100 (870:010) or equivalent. (Variable)

EARTHSCI 3150. Naked-eye Astronomy — 2 hrs.

Exploration of the changing sky with examples of how different cultures have reacted to and used these changes for time keeping and navigation. (Spring)

EARTHSCI 3200/5200 (870:111g). Fundamentals of Weather — 3 hrs.

Basic principles of meteorology intended primarily for in-service teachers. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; consent of department head. (Fall and Spring)

EARTHSCI 3210/5210 (870:121g). Meteorology — 4 hrs.

Weather observations; the atmospheric boundary layer; heating and cooling of the atmosphere; instability and thunderstorm formation; winds and weather systems; air pollution and weather. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021); junior standing. (Spring)

EARTHSCI 3220/5220 (870:122g). Weather Analysis and Forecasting — 3 hrs.

Focus on middle latitude weather systems, principally those of the cold season. Topics include discussion of historical conceptions and models of extratropical cyclones, present understanding of these weather systems, and techniques of analysis and prediction. Important component is hands-on forecasting. Discussion/lab, 4 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 3210/5210 (870:121g); junior standing. (Variable)

EARTHSCI 3230/5230 (870:123g). Air Quality — 4 hrs.

Atmospheric pollution and pollutants; effect of air pollution on the atmosphere, health and welfare; regulation and public policy; atmospheric dispersion of air pollution; air pollution control; indoor air quality. Discussion, 4 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021); junior standing. (Fall)

EARTHSCI 3240/5240 (870:124g). Air Quality Modeling — 4 hrs.

Theory and application of air quality modeling; simulation of ambient concentrations of air pollution; dispersion modeling; photochemical modeling. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021); junior standing. (Spring)

EARTHSCI 3250/5250 (870:177g). Measurement and Analysis of Air Quality — 4 hrs.

Atmospheric chemistry; techniques commonly used in air quality measurement; collection and analysis of gases and particulates; remote sensing of air pollution; indoor air quality; determining compliance with air quality regulations. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1200 (870:021); junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): EARTHSCI 3230/5230 (870:123g). (Fall)

EARTHSCI 3300/5300 (870:128g). Fundamentals of Geology — 4 hrs.

Basic principles of physical geology intended primarily for inservice teachers. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; consent of department head. (Fall and Spring)

EARTHSCI 3310/5310 (870:129g). Structural Geology — 4 hrs.

Origins and mechanics of rock deformation. Plate tectonics and the deformation of Earth's crust. Field trip. Discussion, 2 periods; lab, 4 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031); EARTHSCI 1320 (870:035); junior standing. (Even Springs)

EARTHSCI 3315 (870:117). Earthquakes and Tsunamis — 2 hrs.

Study of the causes, measurements, prediction, and preparation for earthquakes and tsunamis and the effects of earthquakes and tsunamis on civilization. Discussion, 1 period; lab, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): Student must have satisfied university entrance requirements in English and Mathematics. (Variable)

EARTHSCI 3322. Earth Materials — 4 hrs.

Investigations of the composition, properties, classification, identification, and origin of common Earth materials including the major rock-forming minerals as well as igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Discussion 3 periods, lab 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031). (Spring)

EARTHSCI 3325/5325 (870:136g). Sedimentary Geology — 4 hrs.

Investigation of layered rocks, sedimentary processes, sedimentation, environments of deposition, correlation procedures, and classification and description of common sedimentary rocks. Field trips. Discussion, 2 periods; lab, 4 periods. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1320 (870:035). (Fall)

EARTHSCI 3328 (870:125). Fossils and Evolution — 4 hrs.

Topics in paleontology, including fossil preservation, systematics, functional morphology, paleoecology, paleobiogeography, and biostratigraphy, with special emphasis on mass extinctions and the role of paleontology in reconstructing evolutionary history. Laboratory studies of major groups of fossil invertebrates. Discussion, 3 periods; lab, 3 periods. (Spring)

EARTHSCI 3330/5330 (870:141g). Geomorphology — 3 hrs.

Classification, description, origin, and development of landforms and their relationship to underlying structure and lithology; emphasis on geomorphic processes. Includes fluvial, glacial, periglacial, eolian, karstic, weathering, and mass-movement processes and features. Discussion, 2 periods; labs and field trips, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031) or GEOG 1210 (970:026); junior standing. (Fall)

EARTHSCI 3340/5340 (870:165g). Oceanography — 3 hrs.

Basic principles of geological, biological, chemical, and physical oceanography; emphasis on marine geology. Physiographic features of ocean basins, coastal features and processes, oceanic sediments, biological and geological resources, and ocean management. Discussion, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031) or equivalent; junior standing. (Even Springs)

EARTHSCI 3345/5345 (870:171g). Environmental Geology — 3 hrs.

Recognition and remediation of natural and human induced geologic hazards. Analysis of issues or problems of local concern where possible. Discussion, 2 periods; lab and field trips, 2 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031) or equivalent; junior standing. (Odd Falls)

EARTHSCI 3350/5350 (870:173g). Environmental Hydrology — 3 hrs.

Introduction to environmental aspects of watershed hydrology. Surface water hydrologic processes, pollution of surface water resources, surface water - ground water interactions, unsaturated zone hydrologic processes, movement of chemicals in soils, site characterization, and soil remediation techniques. Discussion, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031); junior standing. (Even Springs)

EARTHSCI 3355/5355 (870:175g). Hydrogeology — 3 hrs.

Principles and applications of hydrogeology including study of runoff, stream flow, soil moisture, and ground water flow. Examination and analysis of ground water flow to wells, regional ground water flow, geology of ground water occurrence, water chemistry of ground water, water quality and ground water contamination, ground water development and management, field methods, and ground water models. Discussion, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): EARTHSCI 1300 (870:031); junior standing. (Odd Springs)

EARTHSCI 3360/5360. Field and Laboratory Methods in Hydrology — 3 hrs.

Methods of data collection, laboratory procedures and error analysis associated with water in the geo-hydrologic systems. Develop skills in using hydrologic equipment, including ion chromatograph, spectrophotometers, water monitoring sondes, and well purging systems. Field trips; Discussion/lab, 4 periods. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Odd Falls)

EARTHSCI 3400/5400 (870:113g). Topics in Earth Science — 1-3 hrs.

Offered both on- and off-campus in flexible format. May include plate tectonics, geomagnetism, naked-eye astronomy, telescope usage, weather forecasting, or other topics of current interest. Topics listed in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated on different topic. Application to major requires consent of department head. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EARTHSCI 3410/5410 (870:137g). Field Studies in ____________ — 1-4 hrs.

Field studies in various areas of Earth Science including geology, oceanography, paleontology, meteorology, and astronomy. To be preceded by seminars on the proposed study area. Student collection of data in the field and reports on their findings. May be repeated in different study area. Only 4 hours may be applied to the Earth Science minor. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): an EARTHSCI 3000/4000-level (870:1xx) course appropriate to the specific field studies and approved by department head; junior standing; consent of instructor. (Variable)

EARTHSCI 3420/5420 (870:189g). Readings in Earth Science — 1-3 hrs.

Maximum of 3 hours may be applied to earth science or geology majors or minors. Prerequisite(s): junior standing; consent of instructor and department head. (Variable)

EARTHSCI 3430 (870:195). Internship — 1-6 hrs.

Supervised work experience in approved work situation. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): consent of department head. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EARTHSCI 3500 (870:181). Investigations in Earth and Space Sciences — 4 hrs.

Introduction to significant concepts and theories of earth science and a model of effective teaching strategies related to elementary school level. Topics include geologic materials and processes acting on them and fundamentals of earth history, weather, and astronomy. Discussion and/or lab, 5 periods plus arranged. Prerequisite(s): SCI ED 1100 (820:033). (Odd Springs)

EARTHSCI 4150/5150. Astrophysics — 3 hrs.

Examination of astrophysical concepts and principles for a range of topics, including processes that influence stars, galaxies and the universe. Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1701 (880:130), PHYSICS 1702 (880:131), MATH 1420 (800:060), MATH 1421 (800:061), Junior Standing. (Even Springs)

EARTHSCI 4400 (870:180). Undergraduate Research in Earth Science — 1-3 hrs.

Research activities under direct supervision of Earth Science faculty member. Credit to be determined at registration. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor and department head. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

EARTHSCI 6297 (870:297). Practicum.

(Variable)

EARTHSCI 6299 (870:299). Research.

Prerequisite(s): consent of department. (Variable)