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Class Schedule For Geology - Fall2022

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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
01 book for GEOL 5 Section 01 84136 1 Lecture 24/10 TR PLR1013 1030AM-1145AM Sowers,Theron A B1,B3
02 book for GEOL 5 Section 02 84190 1 Laboratory 24/10 R SQU132 1200PM-0250PM Sowers,Theron A B1,B3

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 84039 1 Lecture 120/68 TR SQU301 0900AM-1015AM Griffin,Julie M B1
03 book for GEOL 7 Section 03 86964 1 Lecture 72/33 MWF MND3013 1100AM-1150AM Hausback,Brian B1

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 84284 1 Lecture 75/20 MWF SQU456 1100AM-1150AM Sparks,Genevieve C B1
02 book for GEOL 8 Section 02 84040 1 Lecture 120/43 TR SQU301 0430PM-0545PM Burmeister,Kurtis C. B1

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 84041 1 Laboratory 24/1 M SQU132 0900AM-1150AM Staff B1,B3
02 book for GEOL 8L Section 02 84042 1 Laboratory 24/12 M SQU132 0530PM-0820PM Staff B1,B3
03 book for GEOL 8L Section 03 84463 1 Laboratory 24/0 M SQU132 0100PM-0350PM Staff B1,B3
04 book for GEOL 8L Section 04 84464 1 Laboratory 24/0 T SQU132 0900AM-1150AM Staff B1,B3
05 book for GEOL 8L Section 05 84721 1 Laboratory 24/1 W SQU132 0900AM-1150AM Staff 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 84043 1 Laboratory 24/8 F SQU132 0900AM-1150AM Griffin,Julie M
02 book for GEOL 8T Section 02 84044 1 Laboratory 24/9 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
01 book for GEOL 10 Section 01 84045 1 Discussion 35/22 MWF SQU325 1100AM-1150AM Staff B1
02 book for GEOL 10 Section 02 84668 1 Discussion 35/30 MWF SQU325 0300PM-0350PM Staff B1
03 book for GEOL 10 Section 03 84516 1 Discussion 35/13 TR LIB65 1200PM-0115PM Burmeister,Kurtis C. 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 84046 1 Laboratory 24/19 T SQU132 0130PM-0420PM Staff B1,B3
02 book for GEOL 10L Section 02 84047 1 Laboratory 24/16 W SQU132 0200PM-0450PM Staff B1,B3
03 book for GEOL 10L Section 03 84549 1 Laboratory 24/20 R SQU132 0900AM-1150AM Staff B1,B3

GEOL 11 - Digital Methods in Geoscience (1 Units)

Introductory course to the basic computing needs to be successful in the geosciences. Topics include Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite and reference software.

Prerequisite: GEOL 5 or GEOL 10/10L. GEOL 10L can be taken concurrently.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 11 Section 01 84861 1 Laboratory 20/11 F PLR1013 0900AM-1150AM Skinner,Steven Michael

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 84285 1 Lecture 24/18 TR PLR1006 1030AM-1145AM Shimabukuro,David H 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 84048 1 Laboratory 24/18 T PLR1006 0130PM-0420PM Shimabukuro,David H

GEOL 100 - Earth Materials-Rocks&Minerals (4 Units)

Properties and identification of minerals and rocks; rock formation and the rock cycle. Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours; field trip.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1A, GEOL 5 or GEOL 10/10L, and GEOL 12 (GEOL 12 can be taken concurrently)

Field Trip.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 100 Section 01 84835 1 Lecture 24/9 MW PLR1006 0100PM-0215PM Stout,Christina
02 book for GEOL 100 Section 02 84836 1 Laboratory 24/9 M PLR1006 0230PM-0520PM Stout,Christina

GEOL 101 - Optical Mineralogy (2 Units)

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

Lecture 1 hour; laboratory 3 hours.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1A, GEOL 5 or GEOL 10 + GEO 10L, GEOL 100 (GEOL 100 can be taken concurrently)

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 101 Section 01 84859 1 Lecture 24/13 R PLR1002 0200PM-0250PM Staff
02 book for GEOL 101 Section 02 84860 1 Laboratory 24/13 R PLR1002 0300PM-0550PM Staff

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 84336 1 Lecture 24/9 MW PLR1002 0100PM-0215PM Hausback,Brian
02 book for GEOL 102 Section 02 84515 1 Laboratory 24/9 M PLR1002 0230PM-0520PM Hausback,Brian

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 86180 1 Lecture 24/12 MW PLR1002 0900AM-1015AM 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 85018 1 Lecture 120/0 TR SQU301 1030AM-1145AM Stout,Christina B5
02 book for GEOL 115 Section 02 86880 1 Lecture 75/0 TR ALP236 0900AM-1015AM Stout,Christina B5

GEOL 122 - Hydrology Research Experience (3 Units)

Hydrology research and professional development experience. Students will learn hypothesis development and testing, data interpretation, and science communication skills focusing on data collected during a summer Hydrology field experience. Students will also learn about Hydrology career paths, apply for internships, and present research findings. Students must participate in the summer Hydrology field experience prior to taking this class.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 122 Section 01 86580 1 Lecture 24/16 TR WEBONLINE 1030AM-1145AM Vankeuren,Amelia AB386

GEOL 126 - Environmental Field Methods (3 Units)

Field analysis of the local environment, including soil and water systems. Students will learn monitoring design, sample collections, sample analysis, data interpretation, and presentation methodologies for environmental geology applications.

Prerequisite: GEOL 10 or GEOL 10L or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 126 Section 01 86097 1 Lecture 15/0 MW PLR1006 1100AM-1150AM Vankeuren,Amelia
02 book for GEOL 126 Section 02 86098 1 Laboratory 15/0 W PLR1006 0230PM-0520PM Vankeuren,Amelia

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 84049 1 Discussion 125/0 MW MND1005 0430PM-0545PM Staff B5
02 book for GEOL 130 Section 02 84286 1 Discussion 120/0 TR SQU301 0300PM-0415PM Staff B5

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 84050 1 Discussion 24/0 TR SQU325 1030AM-1145AM Sparks,Genevieve C GE AREA D,WI
02 book for GEOL 140 Section 02 84263 1 Discussion 24/0 TR SQU325 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 84440 1 Lecture 24/13 TR PLR1013 1200PM-0115PM Skinner,Steven Michael

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 84888 1 Lecture 120/0 MWF SQU301 0900AM-0950AM Sparks,Genevieve C 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 85082 1 Independent Study 30/27 TBAARR - Staff

GEOL 189 - Geology Colloquium (1 Units)

Students will attend and participate in the joint Geology, Environmental Studies, Ecology weekly colloquium series and will be exposed to a variety of geologic and environmental topics. Speakers include those from CSUS, the USGS, government and professional organizations, and other academic institutions. Topics and speakers vary each semester.

Note: This course must be taken twice.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 189 Section 01 84889 1 Seminar 60/46 T RVR1015 0430PM-0520PM Griffin,Julie M

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 84212 1 Independent Study 5/5 - Staff
02 book for GEOL 198A Section 02 84752 1 Independent Study 5/5 - Staff
03 book for GEOL 198A Section 03 84762 1 Independent Study 5/5 - Staff

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 84603 1 Independent Study 5/5 - Staff
02 book for GEOL 198B Section 02 84612 1 Independent Study 5/5 - Staff

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 84564 1 Independent Study 30/30 - Staff
02 book for GEOL 199B Section 02 84758 1 Independent Study 30/30 - Staff

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 84621 1 Independent Study 30/30 - Staff

GEOL 200 - Graduate Research Seminar (3 Units)

Developing a research proposal, library and internet searches, seeking external funding, presentation graphics, and publication formats. Students will develop a research project in preparation for thesis requirement. Seminar three hours.

Note: Graduate Writing Intensive (GWI).

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for GEOL 200 Section 01 84715 1 Seminar 24/17 W PLR1013 0530PM-0820PM Griffin,Julie M GWI

GEOL 213 - Seminar Structure & Tectonics (3 Units)

Advanced treatment of deformation of the lithosphere of the Earth over short and long timescales. Topics may include structural analysis, tectonic geochemistry, field studies, geochronology, use of technical analytical software, and interpretation of geologic mapping; review of published literature, collection and analysis of data, and preparation of technical manuscript.

Note: This course requires one or more field trips. May be repeated for credit if covering different topics.

Prerequisite: GEOL 110A, MATH 30, graduate-level status in geology, or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
1 book for GEOL 213 Section 1 86868 1 Lecture 24/18 R PLR1013 0530PM-0820PM Skinner,Steven Michael
Shimabukuro,David H

GEOL 227 - Seminar Advanced Hydrogeology (3 Units)

Advanced study of hydrogeology. Topics may include: water budgets, groundwater flow to wells, aquifer testing, fracture flow, dewatering, salt water intrusion, groundwater chemistry and dating, tracers, and contaminant transport and remediation.

Note: May be taken for credit multiple times if covering different topics.

Prerequisite: GEOL 127, graduate-level status in geology, or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
1 book for GEOL 227 Section 1 86867 1 Seminar 24/16 M PLR1006 0530PM-0820PM Staff

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 84433 1 Thesis Research 5/5 - Staff
02 book for GEOL 299 Section 02 84630 1 Thesis Research 5/4 - Staff
03 book for GEOL 299 Section 03 84915 1 Thesis Research 5/5 - Staff
04 book for GEOL 299 Section 04 84916 1 Thesis Research 5/5 - Staff

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 84550 1 Thesis Research 5/5 - Staff
02 book for GEOL 500 Section 02 84906 1 Thesis Research 5/5 - Staff
03 book for GEOL 500 Section 03 84910 1 Thesis Research 5/5 - Staff

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 84565 1 Lecture 5/5 - Staff

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Class Attribute Codes

AB386 - On Line

B1 - Physical Science (B1)

B3 - Laboratory (B3)

B5 - Further Studies in Area B (B5)

GE AREA D - GE AREA D

GWI - Graduate Writing Intensive Requirement (GWI)

WI - SAC:WRITING INTENSIVE GRAD REQ

Session Codes

1 - Regular Academic Session (08/29/2022 to 12/09/2022)