- GEOL 308 Geological Disasters and Society, 3 cr.
Course in development, expected to be offered in the Spring during odd years.
- GEOE 324/L Engineering Geophysics I, 3 cr.
Application of the more commonly used methods of geophysical prospecting in mineral exploration, petroleum exploration, and engineering construction. Includes field design and interpretation of surveys using the engineering seismograph, gravity meter, electrical resistivity equipement, scintillometers, and magnetometers. Extensive use of computers is made in the laboratory work.
- GEOL 444/544 Orogenic Systems, 3 cr.
Explores how plate tectonic forces contribute to form mountains with a strong emphasis on modern advances in understanding. Topics to be covered include driving mechanisms for plates, rock deformation, isostasy, geochronology, large-scale features of orogens, evolution of orogens, lateral spreading of orogens, channel flow in the crust, magmatic systems, deep structure, and mountain support. Students enrolled in GEOL 544 will be held to a higher standard than GEOL 444.
- GEOL 456/L/556/L Global Geophysics, 3 cr.
This course develops the basic physical principles that govern the nature and evolution of the solid earth from a global perspective. Topics to be covered include, Earth structure, plate tectonics, Earth's magnetic field, seismic imaging, gravity, and volcanic processes. Students enrolled in GEOL 556/L will be held to a higher standard than GEOL 456/L.
- GEOL 737 Global Seismology, 3 cr.
Course in development, expected to be offered in the fall during even years.
- GEOL 747 Observational Seismology, 3 cr.
Course in development, expected to be offered in the spring during even years.
- GEOL 790 Seminar, 1 cr.
A highly focused, and topical course. The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Seminars may be conducted over electronic media such as internet and are at the upper division graduate levels. This presentation normally will directly precede the final oral defense of the thesis.