Undergraduate Courses

EAS4200 Structural Geology and Continuum Mechanics
Hours - Total:
4.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
3.00
Prerequisites:

EAS 2600 and PHYS 2211

Structural geology and continuum mechanics for scientists and civil engineers. Stress and strain in rocks; faults, joints and folds; basic field mapping; laboratory exercises.

EAS4220 Environ Geochemsitry
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
Research Topics:
Biogeochemistry
Prerequisites:

MATH 1502 | CHEM 1212K

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An exploration of the chemical, biological, and geological processes controlling the distribution of chemical nutrients and pollutants in aquatic and soil environments. 

EAS4221 Environ Geochemsitry Lab
Hours - Total:
1.00
Hours - Lecture:
0.00
Hours - Lab:
3.00
Research Topics:
Biogeochemistry
Attached Files:

Lab and field exploration of the chemical, biological, and geological processes controlling the distribution of chemical nutrients and pollutants in aquatic and soil environments.

EAS4300 Oceanography
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
Syllabus:
Research Topics:
Oceanography & Climate

Chemistry and physics of the ocean. Distributions of temperature, salinity, and density. Equations of state and motion. Surface and deep-water circulation. Waves and tides. Composition of seawater: dissolved sales, gases, and nutrients. Biological processes. Marine sediments.

EAS4305 Phys & Chem Oceanography
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
Prerequisites:

MATH 1502, PHYS 2212, CHEM 1212K

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Study of the dynamics of large-scale ocean circulation, air-sea interaction and their roles in biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nutrients. 

EAS4312 Geodynamics
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Syllabus:
Web Page:
Research Topics:
Geophysics

This course is a quantitative discussion of the physical properties of earth materials and dynamic processes in the solid Earth. We will closely follow Geodynamics by Turcotte & Schubert, in covering topics in stress and strain, elasticity and texure, heat transfer, gravity, fluid mechanics, rock rheology, and crustal faulting as mechanisms and consequences of plate tectonics.

EAS4314 Seismology
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Syllabus:
Research Topics:
Geophysics
Prerequisites:

EAS 3610

Introduction to elastic wave propagation, and studies of the solid Earth's interior and earthquake source from seismic waves. Credit not allowed for both EAS 4314 and EAS 6314.

EAS4331 Physical Volcanology
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Syllabus:
Web Page:
Research Topics:
Geophysics

Volcanic eruptions are the surface expression of the transfer of mass and volatiles from the deep interior of the planet. Violent eruptions rapidly transform the landscape and impact the atmosphere on short timescales, and the integrated history of magmatism has played a central role in the production of the crust and the degassing history of the planet. The fluid dynamics of volcanoes span a vast array of phenomena from viscous magma flows to turbulent, multiphase eruptions. This course will trace the path of magmas from their ultimate source in the mantle, storage and evolution in the crust, through eruption at the surface where they interact with the landscape and atmosphere.

EAS4350 Paleoclimatology and Paleooceanography
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
Syllabus:
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This course explores the history of the Earth's climate, covering methods for reconstructing past climate and the mechanisms behind these climate changes.

EAS4360 Space Physics and Instrumentation
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Syllabus:
Research Topics:
Space & Planetary Science

This course will explore the interaction of the solar wind with the Earth's magnetosphere using a combination spacecraft observations and fundamental plasma physics. Credit not allowed for both EAS 4360 and EAS 6360.

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