Two-year course offering schedule

The School of Earth Sciences schedules courses on a two-year cycle with courses offered every semester, once per year in autumn or spring, or once every other year in autumn or spring. All courses required for degree programs are offered at least once per academic year. Additional courses are offered in the summer semester and periodically, based on student demand and instructor availability. The below schedule is subject to change and may vary due to faculty leaves and other circumstances. Students should confirm all offerings with the registrar.

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General Education Curriculum (GEC) Classes

Offered Every Semester

  • 1100 Planet Earth: How it Works
  • 1105 Geology of the National Parks
  • 1108 Gemstones
  • 1151 Natural Hazards
  • 2203 Environmental Geoscience
  • 2204 Exploring Water Issues
  • 2206 Principles of Oceanography 

Offered Every Spring Semester

  • 2210 Energy, Mineral Resources, and Society
  • 2155 Energy and the Environment
  • 2205 Planets

Classes for Majors & Upper-level Courses

Offered Every Semester

  • 1121 The Dynamic Earth
  • 1121H Honors Dynamic Earth
  • 1122 Earth Through Time
  • 2245 Intro Data Analysis for Earth and Env Sci

Offered Every Autumn Semester

  • 4421 Earth Materials
  • 4423 Introductory Petrology
  • 4502 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
  • 5206 Advanced Oceanography
  • 5621 Introduction to Geochemistry
  • 5646 Geodynamics
  • 5651 Hydrogeology
  • 5655 Land Surface Hydrology
  • 5719 Environmental Organic Chemistry
  • 5751 Quantitative Reservoir Modeling
  • 5780 Reflection Seismology
  • 5781 Gravity Eploration

Offered Every Spring Semester

  • 1122H Honors Earth Through Time
  • 4450 Water, Ice, and Energy in the Earth System
  • 4501 Paleontology
  • 4530 Structural Geology
  • 5203 Geo-Environment and Human Health
  • 5550 Geomorphology
  • 5618 Advanced Historical Geology
  • 5622 Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry
  • 5642 Geomathematical Analysis
  • 5661 Petroleum Geology
  • 5687 Energy Geophysics

Offered Every Other Autumn Semester

  • 5646 Geodynamics (even years)
  • 5680 Deep Earth Geophysics (odd years)
  • 5718 Aquatic Geochemistry (odd years)
  • 5719 Environmental Organic Chemistry (even years)
  • 5781 Gravity Eploration (even years)
  • 5782 Magnetic Exploration (even years)

Offered Every Other Spring Semester

  • 4560 Applied Geophysics (odd years)
  • 5617 Petrology of the Earth and Planets (odd years)
  • 5622 Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry (even years)
  • 5627 Global Biogeochemical Cycles (odd years)
  • 5629 Principles of Petrology (even years)
  • 5650 Glaciology (odd years)
  • 5687 Energy Geophysics (even years)

Periodically Offered

  • 1108H Honors Gemstones
  • 5602.01 Carbonate Depositional Systems I*
  • 5602.02 Carbonate Depositional Systems II*
  • 5670 General and Econ Geology Selected Areas*
  • 5675 Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • 6750 Paleoclimatology  ‡

Geodetic Science

Offered Every Autumn Semester

  • 5636 Geovisualization Geometry: Map Projections
  • 5652 Adjustment Computations
  • 5660 Geometric Reference Systems

Offered Every Spring Semester

  • 5781 Geodesy and Geodynamics
  • 6776 Physical Geodesy ‡
  • 6777 Satellite Geodesy  ‡
  • 6786 Geospatial Data Structures Mapping and GIS ‡

Summer Semester (offered every year)

  • 1100 Planet Earth: How it Works
  • 1107 Field-Based Intro Oceanography
  • 1121 The Dynamic Earth
  • 1122 Earth Through Time
  • 4798 Environmental Sustainability in Costa Rica**
  • 5189.01 Field Geology I*
  • 5189.02 Field Geology II*
  • 5189.05 Field Geology for Educators: Lake Erie*
  • 5584 Principles of Oceanography for Educators*

Key:

* = field course
** = field course in Mansfield campus listings but offered on main campus
‡ = graduate level course.  Note that undergraduates cannot enroll in courses at the 6000-level or above. 


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