Spring 2014 GeoSci Schedule of Undergrad Classes
100-Level General Introductory Classes
- G103 Earth Science Materials and Processes (3 cr.) – Introduction to origin and classification of minerals and rocks. Class #18256. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 5:45-6:35 p.m., GY126. Laboratory: GY 214 (6 lab sections).
- G104 Evolution of the Earth Evolution of the Earth (3 cr.) – The Evolution of the Earth is an introductory science course focused on the 5-billion years of Earth history. Class #20915. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 1:25-2:15 p.m., GY 126. Laboratory: GY 210 (5 lab sections).
- G105 Earth Our Habitable Planet (3 cr.) – Introduction to Planet Earth as a dynamic and complex global system. Class #18263. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-3:20 p.m., GY 126. Laboratory: GY 220 (4 lab sections).
- G114 Dinosaurs and Their Relatives (3 cr.) – Origin and evolution of vertebrates including dinosaurs and their distant relatives such as fish, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Course will focus on dinosaur evolution, paleobiology, paleoecology, and extinction. Class #32884. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 11:15-12:05 p.m., GY 126. Laboratory: GY 220 (5 lab sections).
- G116 Our Planet and Its Future (3 cr.) – The interaction between geologic and environmental processes in the Earth. Class #20433. Lecture Monday/Wednesday 11:15-12:05 p.m., GY 126. Laboratory: GY210 (6 lab sections).
100-Level Focused Introductory Classes
- G121 Meteorites and Planets (3 cr.) – Geological processes and products on Earth-like planetary bodies and asteroids; evidence from current meteorite, lunar, Martian, and space research. Weekly quizzes/examinations (open book, open notes) on inferences from available evidence. Class #25403. Lecture Monday/Wednesday 1:00-2:15 p.m., GY 126. No laboratory.
- G131 Oceanography (3 cr.) – Introduction to oceanography, with emphasis on ocean-atmospheric interaction and global climate, plate tectonics and morphology of the ocean basins, marine geology, energy resources, environmental problems due to sea-level rise, coastal erosion, oil spills, and life in the sea. Class #28216. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 9:30–10:45 a.m., GY 126 No laboratory.
- G141 Earthquakes and Volcanoes (3 cr.) – Examination of the causes and effects of earthquakes and volcanic activity.Class #18268. Lecture Monday/Wednesday 10:10 – 11:00 a.m., GY 143. Laboratory: GY 214 (3 lab sections).
- G190 The Evolving Earth (1 cr.) – Volcanoes Seminar. Second eight weeks, open to those students interested in participating in the 2-week (3 credit) field course, Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada during Summer I. Consent of instructor is required in advance. Students must apply online at http://www.indiana.edu/~sierra. Course #18274, classroom TBA, class time TBA.
- G190 The Evolving Earth (3 cr.) – Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters. Class #32890. Lecture Monday/Wednesday 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., GY143. No Laboratory.
200-300-Level Intermediate Classes for Science Majors
- G222 Introduction to Petrology (4 cr.) – Study of the principal representatives of the major chemical groups of minerals. Emphasis on rock–forming and useful minerals, their crystal structure, chemistry, physical properties, association, and occurrence. Study of major rock types. Class #18275. Lecture Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:05-9:55 a.m., GY 143. Laboratory: GY245 (2 lab sections).
- G225 Earth Materials (4 cr.) – This course sequentially considers minerals, rocks, sediments, and soils; the materials that comprise the solid earth. The distribution and environmental significance of these materials are studied, as are their chemical and physical interactions with groundwater and plants. Three 50-minute lectures and one 2-hour laboratory per week. Laboratory attendance is required. Class #20921. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday, 11:15-12:30 p.m., GY447. Laboratory: GY245 (2 lab sections).
- G323 Structural Geology (4 cr.) – Geometry and origin of folds, faults, joints, and cleavage. Modes and principles of rock deformation. Regional tectonics of selected fold-mountain systems. Laboratory and field trip. Class #18278. Lecture Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m., GY447. Laboratory: GY416 (2 lab sections).
- G341 Natural History of Coral Reefs (3 cr.) – Introduction to principles of Biology, Ecology, and Geology of coral reef ecosystems. Class #25552. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-5:15 p.m., GY 220. No laboratory.
- G309 Reading for Honors (1-6 cr.) Class #18281.
400-Level Advanced Classes for Geology Majors
- G420 Regional Geology Field Trip (2 cr.) (8 weeks) – Regional Field Trip TBA Class #23582. Lecture Arranged.
- G427 Introduction to X-Ray Mineralogy (3 cr.) – Advanced topic in mineralogy, including non-ideal solid solutions, order-disorder, exsolution, and strain. Theory and practice of X-ray power diffraction. Measurement and analysis of digital diffraction data, including profile fitting and Rietveld refinement. Class #25553. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 8:25-9:15 a.m., GY 245. Laboratory: GY241.
- G451 Principles of Hydrogeology (3 cr.) – Physical and chemical properties of water; chemical equilibria and stable isotopes in groundwaters; acid drainage, landfills, and agricultural pollution; Darcy’s Law, fluid potential, unsaturated flow; fluid and aquifer properties affecting groundwater flow; fluid mass-balance equation and its application; contaminant transport. Class #20924. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m., GY 416. No lab.
- G454 Fundamentals of Plate Tectonics (3 cr.) – Synthesis of observations from diverse disciplines of geology leading to the development of modern plate tectonic theory. Applications of plate tectonic principles to fundamental problems of continental and marine geology. Meets jointly with G554. Class #29471. Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. GY416.