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Class Schedule For Geology - Fall2018

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GEOL 5 - Geology Of Mexico (4 Units)

Introduction to Geology through examination of aspects of the geology of Mexico. Emphasizes problem-based approach to learning Geology and the process of scientific investigation. Topics include a wide range of geological concepts including plate tectonic setting of Mexico, living with volcanoes: the Mexican volcanic belt, the Mexico City earthquake, issues of water supply, flooding and atmospheric pollution in Mexico City, the Chicxulub crater and geologic time, ore deposits of Mexico. Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
90 book for GEOL 5 Section 90 83956 1 Lecture 24/0 TR PLR1006 1030AM-1145AM Wham,Robin L B1,B3,ECOM-10
91 book for GEOL 5 Section 91 84053 1 Laboratory 24/0 R SQU132 1200PM-0250PM Wham,Robin L B1,B3,ECOM-10

GEOL 7 - Natural Disasters (3 Units)

Examination of earth materials and earth processes through the study of natural disasters. Topics include earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes and meteorite impacts. Examination of causes, effects and mitigation of natural disasters.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 7 Section 01 83851 1 Lecture 89/10 TR SQU301 0900AM-1015AM Sparks,Genevieve C B1,LCOM-52,LCOM-53,LCOM-54
02 book for GEOL 7 Section 02 84427 1 Lecture 83/23 MWF SQU301 0800AM-0850AM Glynn,Amanda B1,LCOM-41,LCOM-42,LCOM-43,LCOM-44
03 book for GEOL 7 Section 03 84428 1 Lecture 90/8 MW MRP1000 0400PM-0515PM Glynn,Amanda B1
04 book for GEOL 7 Section 04 84488 1 Lecture 120/12 TR SQU301 1200PM-0115PM Sparks,Genevieve C B1
81 book for GEOL 7 Section 81 86859 1 Lecture 20/2 MWF SQU301 0800AM-0850AM Glynn,Amanda B1,LCOM-41
82 book for GEOL 7 Section 82 86860 1 Lecture 11/1 MWF SQU301 0800AM-0850AM Glynn,Amanda B1,LCOM-42
83 book for GEOL 7 Section 83 86861 1 Lecture 5/3 MWF SQU301 0800AM-0850AM Glynn,Amanda B1,LCOM-43
84 book for GEOL 7 Section 84 86863 1 Lecture 4/1 MWF SQU301 0800AM-0850AM Glynn,Amanda B1,LCOM-44
85 book for GEOL 7 Section 85 86864 1 Lecture 22/11 TR SQU301 0900AM-1015AM Sparks,Genevieve C B1,LCOM-52
86 book for GEOL 7 Section 86 86865 1 Lecture 22/16 TR SQU301 0900AM-1015AM Sparks,Genevieve C B1,LCOM-53
87 book for GEOL 7 Section 87 86866 1 Lecture 17/5 TR SQU301 0900AM-1015AM Sparks,Genevieve C B1,LCOM-54

GEOL 8 - Earth Science (3 Units)

Earth and its neighbors in space. Scientific method and discovery in the study of stars, planets, weather, rivers, glaciers, oceans, rocks, volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, mountains, drifting continents, the earth in time.

Note: Students contemplating a geology major or minor in geology should enroll in GEOL 10, not in GEOL 8. No credit for those who have taken GEOL 10 or equivalent.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 8 Section 01 84189 1 Lecture 122/28 MWF MND1005 1100AM-1150AM Stout,Christina B1,CL 30
02 book for GEOL 8 Section 02 83852 1 Lecture 214/39 MW DLN1004 0430PM-0545PM Stout,Christina B1
03 book for GEOL 8 Section 03 84048 1 Lecture 70/70 - Staff B1
04 book for GEOL 8 Section 04 84585 1 Lecture 60/1 MWF HMB202 1200PM-1250PM Stout,Christina B1
80 book for GEOL 8 Section 80 84650 1 Lecture 25/0 MWF MND1005 1100AM-1150AM Stout,Christina B1,CL 30

GEOL 8L - Earth Science Lab (1 Units)

Emphasizes scientific methods and systematic laboratory procedures. Includes weather analysis, rock and mineral identification, study of geologic concepts by means of topographic maps, and exercises in astronomy and oceanography. Laboratory three hours.

Prerequisite: GEOL 8; may be taken concurrently.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 8L Section 01 83853 1 Laboratory 24/0 M SQU132 0900AM-1150AM George,Austin R B1,B3
02 book for GEOL 8L Section 02 83854 1 Laboratory 24/3 M SQU132 0530PM-0820PM Guglielmo,Andrew B1,B3
03 book for GEOL 8L Section 03 84484 1 Laboratory 24/0 M SQU132 0100PM-0350PM George,Austin R B1,B3
04 book for GEOL 8L Section 04 84485 1 Laboratory 24/0 T SQU132 0900AM-1150AM Guglielmo,Andrew B1,B3

GEOL 8T - Earth Sci Lab Teachers (1 Units)

Exploration of the solid Earth, its atmosphere and oceans, and the Earth's place in the solar system. Emphasizes learning Earth science through investigation, and uses Earth science to understand the processes of science. Laboratory three hours.

Prerequisite: GEOL 8; may be taken concurrently.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 8T Section 01 83855 1 Laboratory 24/0 F SQU132 0900AM-1150AM Griffin,Julie M
02 book for GEOL 8T Section 02 83856 1 Laboratory 24/3 F SQU132 0100PM-0350PM Griffin,Julie M

GEOL 10 - Physical Geology (3 Units)

Rocks and their mineral constituents, geological processes such as weathering, erosion, glaciation, mountain building, etc., volcanoes, earthquakes, folds, faults, the earth's interior, plate tectonics and earth resources. Field trip. Fee course.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
02 book for GEOL 10 Section 02 83858 1 Discussion 30/0 MWF SQU325 0300PM-0350PM Glynn,Amanda B1
03 book for GEOL 10 Section 03 84586 1 Discussion 30/0 MW SQU325 0400PM-0515PM Domagalski,Joseph L B1

GEOL 10L - Physical Geology Lab (1 Units)

Laboratory supplement to GEOL 10. Emphasizes scientific method and systematic laboratory procedures. Identification of common minerals and rocks. Introduction to and analysis of topographic and geologic maps. Field trip. Laboratory three hours. Fee course.

Prerequisite: GEOL 10; may be taken concurrently.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 10L Section 01 83859 1 Laboratory 24/7 T SQU132 0130PM-0420PM Flowers,Michael David B1,B3
02 book for GEOL 10L Section 02 83860 1 Laboratory 24/16 W SQU132 0200PM-0450PM McGregor,Adelia Marie B1,B3
03 book for GEOL 10L Section 03 84682 1 Laboratory 24/8 R SQU132 0900AM-1150AM Kwan,Philo B1,B3

GEOL 12 - Historical Geology (3 Units)

Origin and geological history of the earth and the evolution of its animal and plant inhabitants. Fee course.

Note: Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: GEOL 5 or GEOL 10 and GEOL 10L.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 12 Section 01 84190 1 Lecture 24/7 TR PLR1006 0300PM-0415PM Haugen,Emily A B5

GEOL 12L - Historical Geology Lab (1 Units)

Supplements GEOL 12. Use of sedimentary rocks, fossils, geologic maps, and structural sections in interpreting ancient environments, tectonic settings, and geologic history. Age relations and correlation of rock and time-rock units. Introduction to fossil identification and biostratigraphy. Laboratory three hours.

Prerequisite: GEOL 12; and GEOL 5 or GEOL 10 and GEOL 10L. GEOL 12 may be taken concurrently.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 12L Section 01 83861 1 Laboratory 24/6 T PLR1006 0530PM-0820PM Haugen,Emily A

GEOL 100 - Mineralogy (4 Units)

Introduction to mineral identification by physical and optical properties. Techniques and theory of optical mineral analysis, crystallography and mineral formation.

Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1A; and either GEOL 5 or GEOL 10 and GEOL 10L.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 100 Section 01 84294 1 Lecture 32/3 MW PLR1006 0100PM-0215PM Munn,Barbara J
02 book for GEOL 100 Section 02 84487 1 Laboratory 14/0 M PLR1006 0230PM-0520PM Munn,Barbara J
03 book for GEOL 100 Section 03 84325 1 Laboratory 14/0 W PLR1006 0230PM-0520PM Munn,Barbara J

GEOL 102 - Igneous & Metam Petrology (4 Units)

Study of the origin, evolution, occurrence, geochemistry, dynamics and physical characteristics of igneous and metamorphic systems. The laboratory will focus on both hand-specimen and petrographic-microscope studies.

Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Fee course.

Prerequisite: GEOL 100 and GEOL 103

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 102 Section 01 84255 1 Lecture 32/1 TR PLR1002 0130PM-0245PM Hausback,Brian
02 book for GEOL 102 Section 02 84582 1 Laboratory 16/1 T PLR1002 0300PM-0550PM Hausback,Brian
03 book for GEOL 102 Section 03 84533 1 Laboratory 16/0 R PLR1002 0300PM-0550PM Hausback,Brian

GEOL 112 - Geophysics For Geologists (3 Units)

Introduction to the principal geophysical concepts and techniques useful to geologists in the study of tectonics, the Earth's interior and rresource exploration. Includes the study of seismology, heat flow, gravity, borehole geophysics, electromagnetism and geodynamics. Fee Course/Field Trip.

Prerequisite: GEOL 5 or GEOL 10 and GEOL 10L, PHYS 5A, PHYS 5B which may be taken concurrently.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 112 Section 01 85599 1 Lecture 24/9 TR PLR1013 0900AM-1015AM Skinner,Steven Michael

GEOL 114 - Volcanology (3 Units)

An advanced exploration of physical volcanic processes, chemistry of magmas, interpretation of volcanic deposits, historic eruptions and volcanic hazard assessment.

Note: Field trip. Weekend field trip to volcanic areas (typically in California. Fee course. Field trip student fee.

Prerequisite: GEOL 100; May be taken concurrently.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 114 Section 01 85600 1 Seminar 24/0 TR PLR1002 1030AM-1145AM Hausback,Brian

GEOL 115 - Volcanoes: An Introduction (3 Units)

An introductory to volcanoes including volcanic landforms, eruption styles, properties of magma, and volcanic hazards/ mitigation.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 115 Section 01 86200 1 Lecture 52/4 MW BRH114 0900AM-1015AM Stout,Christina B5

GEOL 130 - Oceanography (3 Units)

Survey of geological, physical, chemical and biological oceanography including the sea floor; waves, tides, currents; the physical and chemical properties of seawater and their distribution in the sea; planktonic life and its relation to nutrients.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 130 Section 01 83862 1 Discussion 120/5 MW MND1005 0430PM-0545PM Griffin,Julie M
Wagner,Amy
B5
02 book for GEOL 130 Section 02 84191 1 Discussion 120/2 TR SQU301 0300PM-0415PM Griffin,Julie M
Wagner,Amy
B5

GEOL 132 - Marine Geology (3 Units)

Origin, structure and evolution of the ocean basins and their margins. Topics covered will include marine sediments, seafloor bathymetry, seismic stratigraphy, sea level history, and marine micropaleontology. Fee course. Field trip: Weekend trip to Moss Landing, California to collect marine samples.

Prerequisite: GEOL 10 and GEOL 10L or GEOL 12 and GEOL 12L

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 132 Section 01 86564 1 Lecture 18/0 MW PLR1006 0900AM-0950AM Wagner,Amy
02 book for GEOL 132 Section 02 86565 1 Laboratory 18/0 M PLR1006 1000AM-1250PM Wagner,Amy

GEOL 140 - Geology+Environment (3 Units)

Applies geologic data and principles to situations affecting our environment. The geologic study of earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, landslides, groundwater and similar topics supplies the background data for lectures on land use and other social choices. Topics such as geopolitics and mineral supply provide a basis for understanding international politics, social costs, and world economics. Fee course.

Prerequisite: GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M or ENGL 109W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M or ENGL 109W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70 or 71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 140 Section 01 83863 1 Discussion 24/0 TR SQU102 1030AM-1145AM Sparks,Genevieve C GE AREA D,WI
02 book for GEOL 140 Section 02 84163 1 Discussion 24/0 TR PLR1006 0130PM-0245PM Sparks,Genevieve C GE AREA D,WI

GEOL 150 - Computer Mapping in Geology (3 Units)

This course is designed to enhance the mapping skills of geology majors by providing them an opportunity to learn modern computer aided mapping techniques - methods and tools widely used across industry, government, and academe. The course is designed to teach students how to effectively use various tools and mapping software by applying their developing skills in solving a variety of geological problems. This course strategy will help develop both student technical map making and innovative problem solving skills.

Prerequisite: GEOG 109 or instructor permission

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 150 Section 01 84447 1 Lecture 23/0 TR PLR1013 1200PM-0115PM Cornwell,Kevin

GEOL 170 - Age of Dinosaurs (3 Units)

Applies to the fundamental principles of geology, biology, and ecology to understanding the evolution of the Mesozoic world. Emphasis is placed on the nature and evolution of dinosaurs in the context of global regional changes in the Mesozoic ecosystem. Included are considerations of the data, methods, and uncertainties in paleontology and other historical sciences.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 170 Section 01 86110 1 Lecture 37/2 TR RVR1010 0430PM-0545PM Buening,Nancy B5

GEOL 184 - Geological Field Trip (2 Units)

10-day field trip to a region of outstanding geology. Attendance at preliminary meetings is required. Analyzes and interpretation of geologic features is emphasized. Fee course.

Note: Student should consult the Geology Department during the semester before planning to take the course. May be taken more than once for credit.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 184 Section 01 84331 1 Independent Study 35/7 TBAARR - Wagner,Amy
Skinner,Steven Michael

GEOL 198A - Senior Research Preparatn (1 Units)

Selection and design of an independent research project. A final written report is required and includes: research proposal, bibliography, and results of preliminary review of the literature. Student must choose a supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Senior status and appropriate courses as determined by a Departmental faculty committee. The proposed project must be approved by a Department committee; instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 198A Section 01 84090 1 Independent Study 5/2 - Wagner,Amy

GEOL 198B - Senior Research Project (2 Units)

Completion of an independent research project. A final written report is required. Progress reports may be required by the supervision instructor. Presentation of an oral report on the research project during the same semester is required.

Prerequisite: Senior status and appropriate courses as determined by a Departmental faculty committee. The proposed project must be approved by the Department committee; instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 198B Section 01 86674 1 Independent Study 4/3 TBAARR - Wagner,Amy
02 book for GEOL 198B Section 02 86741 1 Independent Study 99/98 TBAARR - Hausback,Brian

GEOL 199B - Intermediate Special Problems (1-3 Units)

Individual projects or special studies at an intermediate level, including fieldwork, lab work, library study, or other learning activities.

Note: Open only to students judged competent to carry on individual work. Credit/noncredit grading also available.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 199B Section 01 84733 1 Independent Study 5/0 TBAARR - Wagner,Amy

GEOL 199C - Advanced Special Problems (1-3 Units)

Individual projects or special studies at an advanced level, including fieldwork, lab work, library study, or other learning activities.

Note: Open only to students judged competent to carry on individual work. Credit/noncredit grading also available.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 199C Section 01 87264 1 Independent Study 30/29 TBAARR - Wagner,Amy

GEOL 218 - Applied Geophysics (3 Units)

Advanced field techniques used for geophysical exploration. Data collection and problem solving using resistvity, conductivity, seismic reflection, seismic refraction, gravity, magnetics and borehole geophysical techniques. Lecture two hours, laboratory three hours.

Prerequisite: PHYS 5B or PHYS 11C and GEOL 112.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 218 Section 01 86671 1 Laboratory 24/13 R PLR1013 0530PM-0820PM Skinner,Steven Michael
02 book for GEOL 218 Section 02 86740 1 Seminar 15/4 TBAARR - Skinner,Steven Michael

GEOL 290 - Regional GEOL of Western US (3 Units)

Application of advanced geological concepts in tectonics, stratigraphy, sedimentology, petrology, and volconism to the geologic evolution of the Western United States from Precambrian to present. Field trip. Course Fee.

Prerequisite: GEOL 100, GEOL 102, GEOL 103 and GEOL 110A.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 290 Section 01 86109 1 Seminar 15/0 W PLR1013 0530PM-0820PM Skinner,Steven Michael

GEOL 299 - Special Problems (1-4 Units)

Graduate research. Independent research in geology that may include library research, short-term original research, technique development, fieldwork, or laboratory research. May include research toward thesis proposal. Culminating experience will be in the form of a written report, oral presentation, or scientific paper.

Prerequisite: Graduate-level status in geology, approval of project by a faculty sponsor and Department Chair; instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 299 Section 01 84434 1 Thesis Research 5/4 TBAARR - Skinner,Steven Michael
02 book for GEOL 299 Section 02 87445 1 Thesis Research 999/997 TBAARR - Shimabukuro,David H

GEOL 500 - Masters Thesis (6 Units)

Completion of a thesis approved for the Master's degree. Should be taken in the final semester prior to the completion of all requirements for the degree.

Prerequisite: Advanced to candidacy and chair permission of his/her thesis committee.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 500 Section 01 84687 1 Thesis Research 5/4 TBAARR - Cornwell,Kevin
02 book for GEOL 500 Section 02 87436 1 Thesis Research 5/4 TBAARR - Shimabukuro,David H

GEOL 596 - Comprehensive Examination (0 Units)

A written comprehensive examination administed by a committee of three faculty members. Assesses the student's ability to integrate knowledge from core and elective courses, show critical and independent thinking, and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Required for the non-thesis option. Graded: CR/NC. May be retaken one time after 4 calendar months. Units: 0.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 596 Section 01 84738 1 Lecture 5/4 TBAARR - Shimabukuro,David H

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Class Attribute Codes

B1 - Physical Science (B1)

B3 - Laboratory (B3)

B5 - Further Studies in Area B (B5)

CL 30 - CL 30

ECOM-10 - EC 10

GE AREA D - GE AREA D

LCOM-41 - LCOM 41 - Peer Assisted Learning MATH 29

LCOM-42 - LCOM 42 - Peer Assisted Learning MATH 29

LCOM-43 - LCOM 43 - Empowering Future Scientists

LCOM-44 - LCOM 44

LCOM-52 - LCOM 52

LCOM-53 - LCOM 53

LCOM-54 - LCOM 54

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Session Codes

1 - Regular Academic Session (08/27/2018 to 12/07/2018)