Introduction to the earth as a closed system, the cycling of materials and energy within it, and its interactions with the hydrosphere and atmosphere. No credit for GEOL 001 and either GEOL 005, GEOL 006, GEOL 008, or GEOL 011.

First Credits 0.00 or 4.00

An introduction to earth as a closed system, the cycling of materials and energy within it, and how it interacts with hydrosphere and atmosphere. No Lab. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for GEOL 001.

First Credits [field_credit]

Introduction to volcanoes/plate tectonics ("fire") and glaciers/climate change ("ice") using lectures, slides, discussion, and field trips. Considers Vermont and world-wide geological examples.

First Credits [field_credit]

Scientific principles applied to the geology and geologic history of the Lake Champlain Basin. Credit not given for both GEOL 005 and either GEOL 001, GEOL 006, GEOL 008, or GEOL 011.

First Credits [field_credit]

Introduces how the Earth works through examination of interactions between geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere that produce Earth's climates and environments. Credit not given for both GEOL 006 and either GEOL 001, GEOL 005, GEOL 008, or GEOL 011.

First Credits [field_credit]

Understand geological and societal causes of death and destruction by earthquakes, landslides, floods, volcanoes, storms, and avalanches around the world.

First Credits 0.00 or 3.00

Exploration of Earth from a systems perspective, the exchange of mass and energy with the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Credit not given for both GEOL 008 and either GEOL 001, GEOL 005, GEOL 006, or GEOL 011.

First Credits [field_credit]

Characteristics and development of the oceans, their basins and shorelines, including plate tectonic history and basic physical, chemical, and biological processes. Prerequisite: GEOL 001.

First Credits 0.00 or 3.00

An illustration of dynamic processes that have shaped our planet, and views the results of those processes using Googleâ„¢ Earth. Credit not given for both GEOL 011 and either GEOL 001, GEOL 005, Geol 006, or GEOL 008.

First Credits [field_credit]

Environmental Geology is the study of the interactive relationship between humans and their geologic environment. No lab.

First Credits [field_credit]

Characterizes the differences and similarities between the Terrestrial and Jovian Planets, the dynamic processes that shape our home planet and compares the geologic processes active in our Solar System. Prerequisite: ASTR 005.

First Credits [field_credit]

Introduction to geologic processes and materials pertinent to environmental problems: ground water movement, supply, and contamination, waste disposal, flooding, subsidence, and landslides. Local field trips. Designed for intended Natural Science majors.

First Credits 0.00 or 4.00

This course presents an overview of how the Earth has changed over time and how this has influenced the history of life. Prerequisites: GEOL 001, GEOL 005, or GEOL 055.

First Credits 0.00 or 4.00

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 3.00

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First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

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First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Geological evolution of western Vermont as seen through actual field mapping in the Burlington area. Specifically designed for sophomores majoring or minoring in Geology or related sciences. Prerequisite: GEOL 001 or GEOL 005, or GEOL 055; GEOL 062.

First Credits [field_credit]

Introduction to the major rocks and rock-forming minerals and their relationship to formation/depositional environments. Prerequisite: GEOL 001, GEOL 005 or GEOL 055.

First Credits 0.00 or 4.00

First Credits [field_credit]

Examines the Dynamics of glacier flow and landforms glaciers produce. Lectures, labs, and field trips emphasize processes in both modern and ancient glaciers. Prerequisite: GEOL 001, GEOL 005, or GEOL 055.

First Credits [field_credit]

Application of many basic principles of chemistry to selected environmental problems in geosciences (e.g. acid mine drainage, carbon dynamics, weathering, and contaminant metal mobility). Prerequisite: CHEM 031.

First Credits [field_credit]

Examines, using lectures, labs, and field-based independent study research projects, processes which change Earth's surface and the history of landscape development. Considers fundamental geologic constraints on environmental problems. Prerequisite: GEOL 001, GEOL 005, GEOL 007, OR GEOL 055. Cross-listed with: GEOG 144.

First Credits 0.00 or 4.00

Properties of physical sedimentation, principles of stratigraphy and basin analysis, and comparison of modern and ancient environments. Lab includes field trips. Prerequisite: GEOL 062, GEOL 101.

First Credits 0.00 or 4.00

This course is an introduction to field geophysical methods with an emphasis on ground-penetrating radar, seismic refraction, electromagnetic profiling, and applications to geologic problems. Prerequisite: GEOL 101.

First Credits 0.00 to 4.00

Field study of a selected region including multi-week summer trip to the area in question. Not more than four credits allowed toward major.

First Credits 0.00 to 4.00

Introduction to a variety of computing tools commonly used in sciences and geosciences in particular. Hands-on experience is at the heart of the teaching of this class; real data are used to resolve specific problems. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

First Credits [field_credit]

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 3.00

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First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Advanced field mapping techniques, analysis of field data, preparation of geological maps and reports. Prerequisite: GEOL 101.

First Credits [field_credit]

Field observations of rocks and surficial materials across northern Vermont are utilized to decipher the region's geologic history. Readings complement field work. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing.

First Credits [field_credit]

The course covers the scope and methods of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic petrology, and the geologic environments and processes relevant to the major rock types. Prerequisite: GEOL 110.

First Credits [field_credit]

Course focuses on stable isotope geochemistry of low temperature processes occurring on and near the earth surface through lecture, laboratory, and seminar. Prerequisite: CHEM 031.

First Credits [field_credit]

Integrated perspective on biogeochemical cycles describing the transformation and movement of chemical substances in the natural environment, as seen on the global context. Prerequisite: CHEM 031.

First Credits [field_credit]

Basic concepts of chemical equilibria applied to natural waters, including thermodynamics, pH, oxidation-reduction, weathering, and solution equilibria. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CHEM 032.

First Credits [field_credit]

Applications of igneous and metamorphic petrology to problems in tectonophysics, including petrochemistry of the earth's crust and upper mantle and the internal structure of orogenic belts. Prerequisites: GEOL 101, GEOL 110.

First Credits [field_credit]

This course examines the formation and evolution of sedimentary basins, including tectonic setting, sediment supply, and subsidence history. Prerequisite: GEOL 153.

First Credits [field_credit]

This course focuses on identification and characterization of materials using X-ray diffractometry. The course will include exercises using a modern powder diffractometer. Prerequisite: CHEM 032.

First Credits [field_credit]

Examines processes and problems concerning the mechanical behavior of the Earth's crust and surface. Includes rock deformation stress, strain, and the interpretation of geological structures. Prerequisites: GEOL 101, GEOL 110.

First Credits 0.00 or 4.00

Examines physical evolution of the Earth on regional to global scale. Project oriented, focusing on analysis and interpretation of geologic and geophysical data. Prerequisites: GEOL 101, GEOL 110.

First Credits [field_credit]

This course will survey the basic concepts of radioactive decay, mass spectrometry, and isotopic systems commonly used to quantify the timing of geologic events. Prerequisite: GEOL 110.

First Credits [field_credit]

An introduction to microbial control of redox chemistry on Earth's surface, including field techniques and a detailed look at how microbes affect element cycling. Prerequisite: GEOL 135.

First Credits [field_credit]

This course will focus on deformation of rocks and minerals at the microscopic scale and the practical use of photographic analyses to unravel tectonic histories. Prerequisite: GEOL 260.

First Credits [field_credit]

Discussion of the geology of a selected region of North America; a four-week summer field trip to the area in question. Prerequisites: GEOL 101, GEOL 110.

First Credits 0.00 or 4.00

Origin of mountain belts; the Appalachian mountain system discussed in terms of tectonics and geologic processes active in modern continental margins. Prerequisites: GEOL 101, GEOL 110.

First Credits [field_credit]

An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Seminar on current topics in the geosciences, including attendance at weekly departmental visiting speaker series, reading and analysis of related scholarly publications, oral/written reports.

First Credits [field_credit]

Seminar on current topics in the geosciences, including attendance at weekly departmental visiting speaker series, reading and analysis of related scholarly publications, oral/written reports.

First Credits [field_credit]

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 3.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

For first year graduate students in Geology. Includes orientation to faculty, abstract and grant writing, comprehensive exams, talk preparation and scientific method in the Geosciences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Geology.

First Credits [field_credit]

For first year graduate students in Geology. Includes orientation to faculty, abstract and grant writing, comprehensive exams, talk preparation and scientific method in the Geosciences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Geology.

First Credits [field_credit]

This course focuses on the chemical equilibrium and kinetics principles governing water chemistry, including water interaction with the atmosphere, microbes and minerals. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

First Credits [field_credit]

Discussion and critique of scientific literature pertaining to Earth surface history and processes. Critical examination of author's methods, data, and assumptions. Student-led discussions. Specific focus changes yearly. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in science, natural resources or engineering.

First Credits 1.00 to 3.00

Geologic constraints on environmental problems including: groundwater flow, contaminant transport, slope stability, climate change, sedimentation, deforestation and earthquake hazards. Extensive readings and student-led discussions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in science, natural resources, or engineering.

First Credits 1.00 to 3.00

Mechanisms of rock deformation; fracture phenomena and analysis; fault zone characteristics; fold generation analysis. Stress and strain interpretation of deformational features in rocks and minerals. Field work. Prerequisite: GEOL 260.

First Credits [field_credit]

Selected topics in analytical structural geology. Prerequisite: GEOL 260.

First Credits [field_credit]

Readings and research problems intended to contribute to the program of graduate students in areas of geology for which formal courses are not available. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Geology.

First Credits 1.00 to 3.00

A review of the pedagogical underpinnings of introductory geology and its laboratory activities.

First Credits [field_credit]

A review of the pedagogical underpinnings of introductory geology and its laboratory activities.

First Credits [field_credit]

First Credits 1.00 to 9.00