Spring 2019 Schedule of Classes
100–Level General Introductory Classes
- E104 Evolution of the Earth N&M CASE 3 credits – The Evolution of the Earth is an introductory science course focused on the 5-billion years of Earth history. Class #29040 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m., GY 126. Laboratory: GY 210 (3 lab sections).
- E105 Earth Our Habitable Planet N&M CASE 3 credits – Introduction to Planet Earth as a dynamic and complex global system. Class #29046 Lecture Monday/Wednesday 2:30-3:20 p.m., GY 126. Laboratory: GY 220 (4 lab sections).
- E114 Dinosaurs and Their Relatives N&M CASE 3 credits – The origin and evolution of life over the past three billion years. The paleoecological and evolutionary development of plants and animals. Class #29248 Lecture Monday/Wednesday 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m., GY 126. Laboratory: GY 522 (4 lab sections).
- E116 Our Planet and Its Future N&M CASE 3 credits – Introduction to Planet Earth as a dynamic and complex global system. Class #29378 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m., GY 126.
- E118 Sustainability: Water Resources N&M CASE 3 credits – Introduction to Planet Earth as a dynamic and complex global system. Class #31736 Lecture Monday/Wednesday 9:05-11:35 a.m., GY 220.
100–Level Focused Introductory Classes
- E122 Introduction to Atmospheric Science: Weather and Climate N&M CASE 3 credits - Geological processes and products on Earth-like planetary bodies and asteroids; evidence from current meteorite, lunar, Martian, and space research. Weekly quizzes/examinations (open book, open notes) on inferences from available evidence. Class #10572 Lecture Monday/Wednesday 10:10 – 11:00 a.m., GY 214. Laboratory: GY 220 (2 lab sections).
- E131 Oceans and Our Global Environment N&M CASE 3 credits – An introduction to oceanography integrating exploration of ocean basins and plate tectonics, seawater and seafloor sediments, ocean-atmospheric interactions and global climate, and coastal/marine ecology to build understanding of oceanographic processes complemented by on-line assignments that explore and interpret web-based data sets emphasizing ocean dynamics and the climatic and environmental importance of Earth’s oceans. Class #29026 Lecture 100% online course taught by IU Bloomington. No on-campus meetings are required.
- E144 Extreme Weather and Its Impacts N&M CASE 3 credits – Class #38971 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:15 p.m., GY 126. Class #31960 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-3:45 p.m. GY 522
- E171 Environmental Geology in the Twenty First Century. N&M CASE 3 credits – Examination of natural and man-induced geologic hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and land subsidence; environmental issues, disposal and management of solid, chemical, and radioactive waste, acid mine drainage as well as the environmental impact of mineral extraction and water resource utilization. Class #29403 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m., GY 210. No Laboratory.
- X190 The Evolving Earth: Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains CASE This is a 2–week field course in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California followed by a 2–week independent study research period. Course #10966 Lecture: GY210 Tuesday 5:45-7:00 p.m. Course website
200–300–Level Intermediate Classes for Science Majors
- E226 Earth Processes N&M CASE 3 credits Introduction to the processes that shape our planet, the composition and structure of Earth, and the erosion and deposition of sediments at the surface. Study of processes ranging from forces driving plate motion, fluid flow in and on the earth, crustal deformation and mountain building, erosion of source terrain, the transport system, and the depositional record. Class #11591 Lecture Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12:20 - 1:10 p.m., GY 210. No laboratory.
- A332 Atmospheric Thermodynamics N&M CASE 3 credits - Class #31694 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m., GY 210.
- E333 Sedimentation and Tectonics N&M CASE 3 credits - Geometry and origin of folds, faults, joints, and cleavage. Modes and principles of rock deformation. Regional tectonics of selected fold-mountain systems. Class #31696 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 1:00-2:15 p.m., GY 522.
- E341 The Natural History of Coral Reefs N&M CASE 3 credits - Introduction to principles of Biology, Ecology, and Geology of coral reef ecosystems. The course will address the evolutionary history of reef ecosystems through geologic time inclusive of reef composition and global distribution, modern reef development, conservation and management practices, and the persistence of the reef ecosystem through climate change scenarios. We will cover biologic, ecologic, and geologic principles as they pertain to coral reef ecosystems. Class #32220 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-5:15 p.m., GY 522. No laboratory. | Course website
400–Level Advanced Classes for Geology Majors
- E406 Introduction to Geochemistry 3 credits Class #32748 Lecture Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m., GY 220. No laboratory.
- A474 Topics in Atmospheric Science 3 credits. Class #31698 Lecture Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. GY 214. No Laboratory.
- A476 Climate Change Science 3 credits - Evidence for and theories of climate change over a range of time scales. Sources of natural climate forcing are presented, historical evolution of climate change is quantified, and model tools and climate projections are presented along with analyses of climate change impacts. Class #32768 Lecture Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:10-11:05 a.m. GY 210. No Laboratory.