Dr. ERIKA ELSWICK
Fall semester 2012: 2 credit hours
Lecture 10:10a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Monday, plus two additional hours per week to be scheduled weekly
Geology 214 (lectures)
MSBII - 453 (labs)
Methods in Analytical Geochemistry is designed as an overview of basic collection and preparation of water, soil and rock samples for elemental analysis by analytical geochemical techniques used in environmental and exploration geology, as well as geochemical studies. Second, it is designed to give background and context to published data sets for critical evaluation. Third, it also serves as an opportunity to develop scientific writing skills.
Course participant evaluation is based on: a) bi-weekly lab book evaluations (including write-ups, data plots, analytical accuracy, and neatness) [50%]; b) participation in summary lab/classroom/field discussions and activities [20%]; c) including abstracts, field site summaries and evaluation of a final, three-page, method write-up [30%]*. Graduate students taking the class for G544 (graduate credit) will have an additional written assignment due after GSA week (TBA) involving compilation, analysis and interpretation of a data set of their choosing, that will be factored into the written assignment grade.