GEOL B202 Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry Fall 2011 The crystal chemistry of representative minerals, descriptive and determinative mineralogy, as well as the relation between the physical properties of minerals and their structures and chemical compositions. The occurrence and petrography of typical mineral associations and rocks is also covered. Lecture three hours, laboratory at least three hours a week. One required field trip on a weekend. Prerequisite: introductory course in geology or chemistry (both recommended).
GEOL B350 Advanced Topics in Geology: Planetary Science
Spring 2012Principles geologic histories of the solid bodies in the Solar System: rocky planets, icy moons, asteroids, and comets. How and why these bodies vary in volcanism, tectonics, atmospheric dynamics, aqueous environments, and other planetary processes. Students will read and discuss primary literature, and examine data from on-going NASA planetary missions. Prerequisites: advanced standing in geology, astronomy, or physics, or permission of the instructor.
GEOL B302 Low-Temperature Geochemistry Spring 2012 The geochemistry of Earth surface processes. Emphasis is on the chemistry of surface waters, atmosphere-water environmental chemistry, chemical evolution of natural waters, and pollution issues. Fundamental princi¬ples are applied to natural systems with particular focus on environmental chemistry. One required field trip on a weekend. Prerequisites: CHEM 103, 104 and GEOL 202 or two 200-level chemistry courses, or permission of instructor