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103

Physical/Environmental Geology (I and II; 3, 4)

Introduction to Earth's dynamic systems, processes that operate within plate tectonics making Earth a unique planet, and human interaction with Earth. Geologic factors and limitations that affect use or management of the environment. Not open to students who have taken GEOL 106 or GEOL 150. Prerequisite: first- or second-year status, others by permission. Preference given to geology majors.

104

Evolution of the Earth (I and II; 3, 4)

An introduction to the evolution of life, climate, plate tectonics, and catastrophes through time provides perspective for making decisions about ongoing and future environmental change. Demonstrated by a field-based study of the Appalachian Mountains. Prerequisite: first- or second-year status, others by permission. Preference given to geology majors.

107

Global Change - Past and Present (I or II; 3, 0)

Introduction to major transformations of the physical, biological, and chemical components of Earth systems from a geological perspective including climate, tectonics, biodiversity, sea-level and ocean circulation. Prerequisite: first- or second-year status, others by permission. Students who have completed GEOL 104 may not enroll in GEOL 107.

108

When Rocks Attack (I or II; 3, 0)

Students explore popular depictions of natural disasters to assess their geologic plausibility. Prerequisites: first- or second-year status, others by permission. Not open to students who have taken GEOL 103, GEOL 106, GEOL 150, GEOL 207.

109

Energy and Natural Resources (I or II; 3, 0)

This class examines the origin, development, and use of natural resources for energy production with an emphasis on petroleum, natural gas, and nuclear energy and their impact on the environment. Not open to students who have taken GEOL 103, GEOL 150 or GEOL 207.

150

Geology for Engineers (II; 3, 4)

Basic principles, including properties of rocks and soils, hydrology, surface processes, rock mechanics, environmental parameters, geological hazards, and engineering case histories. Not open to students who have taken GEOL 103 or GEOL 106. Prerequisite: Engineering majors; preference to civil and environmental engineers.

201

Structural Geology (I; 3, 4)

Orientation and geometric analyses of rock structures, kinematics and mechanics of rock deformation at all scales. Prerequisite: GEOL 103, GEOL 106, GEOL 150, or permission of the instructor.

205

Introduction to Geochemistry (I; 3, 4)

Element distribution, basic thermodynamics and kinetics, mineral and gas solubility, phase diagrams, stable and radioactive isotopes, oxidation-reduction processes, surface geochemistry, composition of natural waters. Prerequisites: MATH 201; CHEM 201- 202; or permission of the instructor.

207

Environmental Geohazards (I or II; 3, 0)

Geologic environmental hazards. Emphasis on hazards recognition and assessment in seminars, and field applications. Topics include: soils, slopes, floods, fans, earthquakes, land use, coastal and groundwater hazards. Open to geology majors by permission of the instructor. Not open to geology majors or students who have taken GEOL 103, GEOL 108, or GEOL 210.

210

Geomorphology (I or II; 3, 4)

Physical processes shaping the earth's surface and evolution of resulting landforms. Emphasis on linkages between landscape components and understanding complex relationships between process and form. Prerequisite: GEOL 103 or GEOL 106 or GEOL 150 or permission of the instructor.

213

Paleontology (AI or AII; 3, 4)

Principles of evolution and ecology applied to investigation of ancient life. Emphasis on analysis of field collections of marine invertebrate fossils from Paleozoic outcrops near campus. Prerequisite: GEOL 104 or permission of the instructor.

214

Physical Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (II; 3, 3)

Principles and techniques of the study of depositional processes and environments. Introduction to physical, chemical, and biological influences on sedimentation. Emphasis on semester-long sedimentary basin analysis project including analysis of Paleozoic outcrops near campus. Prerequisite: GEOL 104.

217

Crystallography-Mineralogy (I or II; 3, 3)

Principles of crystallography and mineralogy; crystal morphology, structure, chemistry, physical properties, genesis, occurrence, and identification of important minerals by various techniques including x-ray diffraction. Prerequisite: GEOL 103, GEOL 106, GEOL 150, GEOL 207 or permission of the instructor.

230

Environmental GIS (I or II; 4, 0)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in geologic mapping, environmental monitoring, and hydrologic modeling. Introduction to global positioning (GPS), environmental databases, spatial analyses, and terrain modeling.

298

Stream Restoration (AI or AII; R; 3, 4)

Scientific principles to integrate physical and biological approaches to stream restoration in watershed management. Team-taught field course highlights developing restoration plan for Bucknell's Miller Run. Crosslisted as ENST 298.

299

Watershed Systems Science (AI or AII; R; 3, 4)

Watersheds regulate water flow and ecosystem health on our landscape. Team-taught field course integrating physical, chemical, and biological processes in watersheds, using the Susquehanna and tributaries. Crosslisted as ENST 299.

301

Geophysics (AI or AII; 3, 3)

Introduction to geophysical principles and methods (seismic, gravity, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic and GPR) applied to both near-surface and solid earth studies. Emphasis placed on active learning by hands-on geophysical data collection focused on environmental and engineering applications. Prerequisites: One 100-level geology course and MATH 201 or MATH 205, or permission of the instructor. Introductory physics recommended.

310

Applied Environmental Geomorphology (AII; 3, 4)

Surviving on a complex and dynamic earth surface. Understanding environmental problems and geologic hazards with geologic principles set in a multidisciplinary framework. Prerequisites: GEOL 210 and permission of the instructor.

312

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (II; 3, 3)

This class examines the mineralogy, petrography, geochemistry, origin and tectonic significance of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Prerequisite: GEOL 217.

319

320. Undergraduate Research (I or II; R) Half or full course.

Research course for qualified students in any branch of geology. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

321

322. Special Topics in Geology (I or II; R; 3, 0)

Investigation, report, or discussion on currently significant topics in geology. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

324

Hydrogeology (I or II; 3, 4)

Water properties, fundamental flow equations, surface and subsurface flow, well hydraulics, regional flow, and contamination. Prerequisites: GEOL 103 or GEOL 106 or GEOL 150 and MATH 192, or MATH 201, or MATH 205 or permission of the instructor.

325

326. Independent Study (I and II; R) Half or full course.

Independent study course for qualified students in any branch of geology. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

329

Senior Program I (II; 1, 4) Half course.

Planning, bibliographic compilation, instruction in techniques, and initial work on senior thesis. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

430

Senior Program II (I; 0, 8)

Independent research, stressing field and laboratory investigation of geologic problems, and culminating in a senior thesis. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

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