2013-14 Catalog

Earth Science

Courses

E S 210. Earth Systems Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduction to the nature and evolution of the Earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere and Solar System. Prerequisite: Physics 102 and CHEM 102. Enrollment in this course is restricted to Interdisciplinary Studies majors. Lab Fee $10.

E S 220. Geographic Info Systems. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Applications of geographic information systems in the geological, environmental, earth, and other sciences. Laboratory exercises will apply GIS programs to geological and environmental problems.

E S 320. Astronomy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of astronomical instrumentation and methodologies, a survey of the solar system, star evolution, cosmology and the origins of the universe, and a review of galactic types and histories. Theory reinforced by field experience. Prerequisites: GEOL 105 and 106 or approval of department head. Lab fee $5.

E S 330. Meteorology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the Earth's atmosphere and the basic principles of weather analysis, climate and climatic controls, with emphasis on climatic effects on man. Theory reinforced by practical field experience. Prerequisites: GEOL 105 or approval of department head. Lab fee $5.

E S 340. Oceanography. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of our oceans from the physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects. Theory reinforced by practical field experience. Prerequisites: GEOL 105, 106, junior classification or approval of department head. Lab fee $5.

E S 350. Environmental Science. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Integration of existing knowledge of geological, hydrological, and environmental processes associated with environmental management and land-use planning issues; including discussions of surface and subsurface water quality and quantity, soil erosion, solid and liquid waste disposal and flooding. Case studies involving environmental impact analysis. Prerequisites: GEOL 105, 107; CHEM 105, or approval of department head.

E S 413. Environmental Techniques. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A survey of techniques used in environmental investigations focusing on sampling and geochemical methods important to the environmental industry. Topics to be covered may include topographic surveying, geochemical sampling in surface waters and groundwater, soil sampling and site characterization. Prerequisites: GEOL 105, MATH 109 or approval of department head. Lab fee $10.

E S 484. Earth Science Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Pre-approved and supervised work experience in an environmental or earth science position in industry or the public sector. Prerequisite: Junior classification and approval of department head. Field experience fee $50.

E S 486. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A course open to capable Earth Science and Geology students. Topics may vary according to student need. May be repeated for credit, subject to the approval of the department head. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.