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earth and environmental sciences

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Undergraduate Earth and Environmental Sciences Courses

  • Environmental Systems (2 credits each)
        - EESC2201: The Human Footprint
        - EESC2202: Ecosystems
        - EESC2203: Water Resources
        - EESC2204: The Critical Zone
        - EESC2205: Climate Change
        - EESC2206: Oceans
        - EESC2207: Earthquakes
        - EESC2208: Quantitative Methods
  • EESC2220: Earth Materials (4 credits)
  • EESC1132: Exploring the Earth I (4 credits)
  • EESC2288: Geological Field Methods and Mapping (4 credits)
  • Geological Sciences Courses
        - EESC2264: Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
        - EESC2285: Introduction to Structural Geology
        - EESC3370: Optical Mineralogy
        - EESC3372: Igneous Petrology
        - EESC3374: Sedimentary Petrology
        - EESC3376: Metamorphic Petrology
        - EESC3391: Intoduction to Geophysics
  • Elective Courses 2015-2016
        - EESC2297: Environmental Hydrology (Fall 2015)
        - EESC3312: River Restoration and Management (Fall 2015)
        - EESC3318: Alternative Energy: Why Aren't We There Yet? (Fall 2015)
        - EESC3378: Petrology (Fall 2015)
        - EESC3398: Statistical Analysis of Scientific Data (Fall 2015)
        - EESC4457: Watershed Science (Fall 2015)
        - EESC4462: Paleoclimate I: Proxies (Fall 2015)
        - EESC5582: Senior Research Seminar I (Fall 2015)
        - EESC3330: Paleobiology (Spring 2016)
        - EESC4400: Geomorphology and Landscape Change (Spring 2016)
        - EESC4440: Biogeochemical Cycles (Spring 2016)
        - EESC4463: Paleoclimate II: Past Climate Dynamics (Spring 2016)
        - EESC4480: Applications of GIS (Spring 2016)
        - EESC5583: Senior Research Seminar II (Spring 2016)

Earth and Environmental Natural Science Core Courses

  • EESC1110: Geology of National Parks
  • EESC1125: Exploring Earth History
  • EESC1132: Exploring the Earth I
  • EESC1134: Exploring the Earth II
  • EESC1146: Origin and Evolution of Life on Earth
  • EESC1150: Astronomy
  • EESC1157: Oceanography
  • EESC1167: Environmental Geosciences I: Resources and Pollution
  • EESC1168: Environmental Geosciences II: Earth Processes and Risks
  • EESC1170: Rivers and the Environment
  • EESC1172: Weather, Climate, and the Environment
  • EESC1174: Climate Change and Society
  • EESC1177: Cosmos
  • EESC1180: The Living Earth I: Probing the Depths of Our Restless Planet
  • EESC1182: The Living Earth II: From Outer Space to Life on Earth
  • EESC1187: Geoscience and Public Policy
  • EESC1195: Introduction to Space Weather

Graduate Earth and Environmental Sciences Courses

Disciplinary Breadth (2 courses from each)

Surficial Processes
  • EESC3312: River Restoratin and Mangement
  • EESC3318: Alternative Energy: Why Aren't We There Yet?
  • EESC3360: Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
  • EESC3380: Environmental Oceanography
  • EESC4400: Watershed Geomorphology
  • EESC4418: Hydrogeology
  • EESC4430: Environmental Isotope Geochemistry
  • EESC4440: Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • EESC4457: Watershed Science
  • EESC4462: Paleoclimate I: Proxies
  • EESC4463: Paleoclimate II: Past Climate Dynamics
  • EESC4484: Aqueous Geochemistry
  • EESC5518: Estuarine Studies
  • EESC5535: Coastal Processes
  • EESC5549: Climate Change Seminar
Lithospheric Evolution and Processes
  • EESC3330: Paleobiology
  • EESC3335: Topics in Geobiology
  • EESC3391: Introduction to Geophysics
  • EESC4424: Environmental Geophysics
  • EESC4455: Exploration Seismology
  • EESC4485: Advanced Structural Geology
  • EESC5530: Marine Geology
  • EESC5543: Tectonics
  • EESC5578: Petrology
  • EESC6660: Introduction to Seismology

Scientific Methods (1 course from each)

Data Gathering and Interpretation

  • EESC4400: Geomorphology and Landscape Change
  • EESC4430: Environmental Isotope Geochemistry
  • EESC4480: Applications of GIS
  • EESC4484: Aqueous Geochemistry
  • EESC4485: Advanced Structural Geology
  • EESC4490: Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
  • EESC5518: Estuarine Studies
  • EESC5530: Marine Geology
  • EESC5535: Coastal Processes
Fundamental Methods
  • EESC6692: Earth Systems Seminar

Quantitative Analysis

  • EESC3398: Statistical Analysis of Scientific Data
  • EESC4418: Hydrogeology
  • EESC4424: Environmental Geophysics
  • EESC4455: Exploration Seismology
  • EESC4462: Paleoclimate I: Proxies
  • EESC44XX: Introduction to Numerical Modeling in the Geosciences
  • EESC5572: Geophysical Data Processing
  • EESC6660: Introduction to Seismology