Global Cycles

GEOL-G 488


GEOL-G 110, one semester of chemistry, one semester of biology


The global environment is dominated by interlinking cycles
of earth materials, chemicals, and biological components. This
course will explore the major elements of the geochemical
cycles found in the atmosphere, land, lakes, river, biota, and
oceans, as well as the human impacts on these cycles. This
course will take a global approach to geochemistry and
environmental problems and will introduce fundamental
concepts of meteorology, surficial geology (weathering,
erosion, and sedimentation ), biogeochemistry, limnology, and

This class meets the Experiential standard of the IUPUI RISE Challenge (Research, International Study, Service and Experiential Learning).  To learn more about the RISE Challenge, go to