Graduate Courses

EAS6765 Geomicrobiology
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
Research Topics:
Biogeochemistry
Prerequisites:

EAS 3601 and (BIOL 4410 or BIOL 4418)

Interactions between microorganisms and the geosphere; microbial energetics and genetics; geochemical controls on microbial diversity and activity; redox and acid-base balances; biogeochemical cycles; evolution. Cross listed with BIOL 6765.

EAS6790 Air Pollution Physics and Chemistry
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
Syllabus:
Research Topics:
Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols & Clouds

Interaction to the physical and chemical processes affecting the dynamics and fate of air pollutants at the local, regional, and global scales. Particular emphasis is on tropospheric pollutant chemistry and transport. Cross listed with CEE 6790.

EAS6792 Air Pollution Meteorology and Chemistry
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
Research Topics:
Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols & Clouds

Air pollution history, atmospheric stability and boundary layer dynamics, atmospheric dispersion, atmospheric transport, air pollution modeling. Cross listed with CEE 6792.

EAS6795 Atmospheric Aerosols
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
Research Topics:
Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols & Clouds
Prerequisites:

EAS 6410 and (EAS 6790 or CEE 6790)

Chemical and physical properties of natural and anthropogenic aerosols. Sources, transport, transformation, and fate of primary/secondary, organic/inorganic, atmospheric semi-volatiles and aerosols Cross listed with CEE 6795.

EAS8001 Seminar
Hours - Total:
1.00
Hours - Lecture:
1.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00

A forum for graduate students in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to present and discuss topics related to their research interests.

EAS8011 Seminar
Hours - Total:
1.00
Hours - Lecture:
1.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00

A forum for graduate students in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to present and discuss topics related to their research interests.

EAS8012 Seminar
Hours - Total:
2.00
Hours - Lecture:
2.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00

A forum for graduate students in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to present and discuss topics related to their research interests.

EAS8013 Seminar
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00

A forum for graduate students in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to present and discuss topics related to their research interests.

EAS8802 Special Topics: Seminal Papers in Astrobiology
Hours - Total:
Research Topics:
Space & Planetary Science

Astrobiology combines astronomy, physics, Earth and atmospheric sciences, chemistry and biology in seeking to understand the origin, evolution, and possible distribution of life throughout the universe.  We have substantial expertise in many of these topics here on campus, and a primary objective of this class is to foster more cross-disciplinary understanding and discussion between and within the relevant Schools.We'll meet for two hours each week to discuss a different highly cited paper, spanning all the sub-disciplines by the end of term.  Each week a different student will lead the discussion, presenting enough background material for everyone to understand the advance that the paper represented, and any significant work that has followed it.  Because of this structure, enrollment is limited to 15 students at the very most. 

EAS8803 Environment and Health
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Research Topics:
Dynamics of Weather & Climate

The course will offer a broad overview of the relationships between environmental factors and health in humans and other living organisms. In particular, the course will focus on how the health and well-being of organisms are affected by the chemistry of the natural environment, that is, the abundance, forms and availability of chemical elements in rocks, soils, natural waters and air. Health impacts of anthropogenic perturbations of natural ecosystems, including those related to ongoing global environmental change, will also be considered. Students will be introduced to concepts and principles from a variety of disciplines – environmental biology, ecology, toxicology, epidemiology, geochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry. The course will be illustrated through a selected number of case studies. While the course has no specific prerequisites, students will be expected to have a college-level knowledge of physics, chemistry, biology, statistics and earth/environmental sciences.

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