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earth and environmental sciences

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Undergraduate Earth and Environmental Sciences Courses

  • Environmental Systems (2 credits each)
        - EESC 2201: The Human Footprint
        - EESC 2202: Ecosystems
        - EESC 2203: Water Resources
        - EESC 2204: The Critical Zone
        - EESC 2205: Climate Change
        - EESC 2206: Oceans
        - EESC 2207: Earthquakes
        - EESC 2208: Quantitative Methods
  • EESC 2220: Earth Materials w/Lab (4 credits)
  • EESC 1132: Exploring the Earth I w/Lab (4 credits)
  • EESC 2288: Geological Field Methods and Mapping (4 credits)
  • Geological Sciences Courses
        - EESC 2264: Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
        - EESC 2285: Introduction to Structural Geology
        - EESC 3370: Optical Mineralogy
        - EESC 3372: Igneous Petrology
        - EESC 3374: Sedimentary Petrology
        - EESC 3376: Metamorphic Petrology
        - EESC 3391: Intoduction to Geophysics
  • Elective Courses 2016-2017
        - EESC 2264: Stratigraphy and Sedimentation w/Lab (Fall 2016)
        - EESC 2297: Environmental Hydrology (Fall 2016)
        - EESC 3310: Agroecology (Fall 2016)
        - EESC 4424: Environmental Geophysics (Fall 2016)
        - EESC 4484: Aqueous Geochemistry (Fall 2016)
        - EESC 4490: Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation (Fall 2016)
        - EESC 5140: Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology (Fall 2016)
        - EESC 5530: Marine Geology (Fall 2016)
        - EESC 5549: Climate Change Debates (Fall 2016)
        - EESC 5582: Senior Research Seminar I (Fall 2016)
                                                                                                            

        - EESC 2220: Earth Materials w/Lab (Spring 2017)
        - EESC 3335: Topics in Geobiology (Spring 2017)
        - EESC 3380/5586: Environmental Oceanography (Spring 2017)
        - EESC 3391: Introduction to Geophysics (Spring 2017)
        - EESC 4418: Hydrogeology (Spring 2017)
        - EESC 4455: Exploration Seismology (Spring 2017)
        - EESC 4480: Applications of GIS w/Lab (Spring 2017)
        - EESC 5583: Senior Research Seminar II (Spring 2017)

Earth and Environmental Natural Science Core Courses

  • EESC 1110: Geology of National Parks
  • EESC 1125: Exploring Earth History
  • EESC 1132: Exploring the Earth I
  • EESC 1134: Exploring the Earth II
  • EESC 1146: Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth
  • EESC 1150: Astronomy
  • EESC 1157: Oceanography
  • EESC 1167: Environmental Geosciences I: Resources and Pollution
  • EESC 1168: Environmental Geosciences II: Earth Processes and Risks
  • EESC 1170: Rivers and the Environment
  • EESC 1172: Weather, Climate, and the Environment
  • EESC 1174: Climate Change and Society
  • EESC 1177: Cosmos
  • EESC 1180: The Living Earth I: Probing the Depths of Our Restless Planet
  • EESC 1182: The Living Earth II: From Outer Space to Life on Earth
  • EESC 1187: Geoscience and Public Policy
  • EESC 1195: Introduction to Space Weather

Graduate Earth and Environmental Sciences Courses

Disciplinary Breadth (2 courses from each)

Surficial Processes

  • EESC 3312: River Restoratin and Mangement
  • EESC 3318: Alternative Energy: Why Aren't We There Yet?
  • EESC 3360: Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
  • EESC 3380: Environmental Oceanography
  • EESC 4400: Watershed Geomorphology
  • EESC 4418: Hydrogeology
  • EESC 4430: Environmental Isotope Geochemistry
  • EESC 4440: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • EESC 4457: Watershed Science
  • EESC 4462: Paleoclimate I: Proxies
  • EESC 4463: Paleoclimate II: Past Climate Dynamics
  • EESC 4484: Aqueous Geochemistry
  • EESC 5518: Estuarine Studies
  • EESC 5535: Coastal Processes
  • EESC 5549: Climate Change Seminar

Lithospheric Evolution and Processes

  • EESC 3330: Paleobiology
  • EESC 3335: Topics in Geobiology
  • EESC 3391: Introduction to Geophysics
  • EESC 4424: Environmental Geophysics
  • EESC 4455: Exploration Seismology
  • EESC 4485: Advanced Structural Geology
  • EESC 5530: Marine Geology
  • EESC 5543: Tectonics
  • EESC 5578: Petrology
  • EESC 6660: Introduction to Seismology

Scientific Methods (1 course from each)

Data Gathering and Interpretation

  • EESC 4400: Geomorphology and Landscape Change
  • EESC 4430: Environmental Isotope Geochemistry
  • EESC 4480: Applications of GIS
  • EESC 4484: Aqueous Geochemistry
  • EESC 4485: Advanced Structural Geology
  • EESC 4490: Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
  • EESC 5518: Estuarine Studies
  • EESC 5530: Marine Geology
  • EESC 5535: Coastal Processes

Fundamental Methods

  • EESC 6692: Earth Systems Seminar

Quantitative Analysis

  • EESC 3398: Statistical Analysis of Scientific Data
  • EESC 4418: Hydrogeology
  • EESC 4424: Environmental Geophysics
  • EESC 4455: Exploration Seismology
  • EESC 4462: Paleoclimate I: Proxies
  • EESC 44XX: Introduction to Numerical Modeling in the Geosciences
  • EESC 5572: Geophysical Data Processing
  • EESC 6660: Introduction to Seismology