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Courses

GEOL-G 525 Glacial Geology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Formation, dynamics, and regimen of glaciers. Erosional and depositional processes and landforms. Glaciation of North America with emphasis on stratigraphy, soils, climates, and physical changes resulting from glacial processes and environments. Field investigations and a student research project required.
  • Prerequisites: G415 or consent of instructor.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 527 Geological Oceanography

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Geological features and processes operating in the oceans; continental shelf, slope and ocean-basin geomorphology, sedimentology, structure, and composition; origin and geologic history of seawater and ocean basins; tools applied to marine geological studies.
  • Prerequisites: graduate standing, G334, or consent of instructor
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 535 Quaternary Geology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Characteristics, distribution, and origin of Pleistocene and recent deposits, stratigraphy and chronology; formation of associated landforms, landscapes, paleosols, and soils; Quaternary environments and paleoclimatic interpretation.
  • Prerequisites: G415 or consent of instructor.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall(E)
  • Instructors: Kathy Licht

GEOL-G 545 Applied Analytical Techniques in Geology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Principles of advanced analytical techniques, including X-ray analysis, electron beam imaging and analysis, and mass spectrometry, with applications in geosciences. Lectures on theory followed by laboratory exercises. Students will complete individual or collaborative research projects.
  • Prerequisites: G221, CHEM C105-C106, and consent of instructor.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 546 Planetary Remote Sensing

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Application of multi-spectral data for exploration and mapping of planetary surfaces.
  • Prerequisites: Previous course work in remote sensing, or consent of instructor.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Spring
  • Instructors: Lin Li

GEOL-G 550 Surface-Water Hydrology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: In-depth analysis of surface water components of hydrologic cycle: hydrometeorology, evaporation/transpiration, rainfall-runoff relationships, open-channel flow, flood hydrology, and statistical and probabilistic methods in hydrology.
  • Prerequisites: G430 or G451.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 551 Advanced Hydrogeology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: P: G430 or G451. Advanced treatment of concepts fundamental to subsurface hydrologic processes. Applications to groundwater resource development and environmental protection such as aquifer mechanics and well hydraulics, heterogeneity and anisotropy, ground water and surface water interactions, unsaturated flow, and tracer and contaminant transport.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 561 Paleoecology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 583 Isotope Geochemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Introduction to the theory and application of radiogenic and stable isotopes to a variety of subdisciplines in the earth sciences. Topics include: geochronology, tracers, mass balance and mixing, hydrology and environmental applications, water-rock interaction, and biogeochemical cycles.
  • Prerequisites: G406 or consent of instructor.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Spring
  • Instructors: William P Gilhooly III

GEOL-G 585 Environmental Geochemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Aquatic and environmental geochemistry, including freshwater and marine systems, natural and human-induced changes to geochemical systems, and the geochemical record of paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic variations.
  • Prerequisites: G406 or consent of instructor.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 595 Data Analysis Techniques in Geoscience

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Application of statistical and numerical analysis techniques to geoscience data, including sampling methods, confidence intervals, least squares methods, correlation, time series analysis, and multivariate techniques. Emphasis on using a computer to solve geoscience problems.
  • Prerequisites: STAT 30100 and CSCI N207, or equivalent.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall(E)

GEOL-G 596 Topics in Applied Environmental Geology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Application of geologic principles to common environmental problems. Topics covered include waste site assessment, flood hazard analysis and mitigation, slope stability, and hydrogeology. Application of principles to problems pertaining to urban planning, earthquake-resistant design, and waste site/landfill development.
  • Prerequisites: consent of instructor
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 621 Modeling Hydrological Systems

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Introduction to groundwater flow and solute transport modeling. Includes development of equations describing ground water flow and applied ground water/contaminant transport modeling, using a variety of current software packages.
  • Prerequisites: G430 or G451 and consent of instructor
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 635 Soil Geomorphology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Application of geomorphic principles in evaluation of weathering and soil formation; systems analysis of soil-landscape models; paleogeomorphology and paleopedology. Lectures and discussion; field and laboratory problems.
  • Prerequisites: G415
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 640 Fluvial Geomorphology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Survey of fluvial processes including sediment transport, bed and bank erosion, and river metamorphosis. Examination of the controls on channel form. Analysis of landform genesis with an emphasis on feature sedimentology and stratigraphy. Application of fluvial geomorphic principles to land management and restoration of riparian ecosystems.
  • Prerequisites: G415 or consent of instructor
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 645 Carbonate Sedimentology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Course focuses on origin and generation of carbonate grains, description of modern carbonate depositional environments, interpretation of ancient limestone and dolomite sequences, and carbonate diagenesis.
  • Prerequisites: G334 or consent of instructor
  • Semester(s) Offered: Not Currently Offered

GEOL-G 690 Advanced Geology Seminar: Feeding the City

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Feeding the city explores concepts in sustainability science through close examination of our local and national food systems. Approaches we will employ include greenhouse gas and nutrient budgeting, life cycle assessment, and systems analysis. We will pay close attention to the environmental impacts of food production, distribution, and consumption at the national, regional and local scales focusing on the united states, the Midwest, and Indianapolis, respectively. The course will include interdisciplinary explorations, including historical, social and scientific.  There will be an emphasis on learning about the local food system through a combination of student led discussions, field trips, and group projects.  There will be opportunities to apply for a related summer internship.
  • Prerequisites: consent of instructor
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall

GEOL-G 690 Advanced Geology Seminar: Aqueous Geochemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: This class will investigate chemical reactions occurring in natural waters as approached using geochemical reaction modeling where thermodynamic, kinetic, biological, and hydrologic descriptions of element mobility can be calculated.  We will learn to use the Geochemists's Workbench series of programs to do this.
  • Prerequisites: consent of instructor
  • Semester(s) Offered: Spring(O)
  • Instructors: Gregory K Druschel

GEOL-G 690 Advanced Geology Seminar

  • Credit Hours: credit arranged
  • Course Summary: Readings and discussion of selected topics. May be repeated, provided different topics are studied.
  • Prerequisites: consent of instructor
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring

GEOL-G 690 Advanced Geology Seminar: Soil Biogeochemistry

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Biological and geochemical processes controlling the cycling of elements in soils and freshwater sediments with emphasis on the cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous.
  • Prerequisites: consent of instructor
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall
  • Instructors: Pierre-Andre Jacinthe

GEOL-G 690 Advanced Geology Seminar: Geomicrobiology

Credit Hours: 3

Course Summary: Requires permission of instructor; e-mail geology@iupui.Edu for authorization.

Prerequisites: consent of instructor

Semester(s) Offered: Spring

Instructors: Kevin Mandernack

GEOL-G 690 Advanced Geology Seminar: Hydrology

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Course Summary: Graduate section Hydrology. Requires permission of instructor. Email geology@iupui.edu for permission.
  • Prerequisites: consent of instructor
  • Semester(s) Offered: Spring
  • Instructors: Randy Bayless

GEOL-G 700 Geologic Problems

  • Credit Hours: 1-5
  • Course Summary: Consideration of special geologic problems.
  • Prerequisites: consent of faculty mentor.
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

GEOL-G 810 Thesis Research

  • Credit Hours: 1-6
  • Course Summary: Thesis Research.
  • Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

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