Geology

  • GEOL 1220 COASTAL CLIMATOLOGY (2) LEC. 7. Departmental approval.
    Controlling factors and features of world climates, with attention to coastal areas; application and interpretation of climate data. Taught only at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Summer only.
  • GEOL 2100 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. GEOL 1100.
    Emphasis on geology as an environmental science; applied geology, geological hazards and environmental regulations as applied to geologic environmental remediation.
  • GEOL 4260 INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMISTRY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CHEM 1040 and GEOL 2050.
    Principles governing the distribution of major, minor and trace elements within the earth; differentiation of elements due to geologic processes and the hydrosphere.
  • GEOL 5100 HYDROGEOLOGY (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. GEOL 1100 and CHEM 1030 and MATH 1610 and PHYS 1500. Departmental approval.
    Fundamentals of groundwater flow in porous media, hydrodynamic dispersion, determination of aquifer properties and geological aspects of groundwater occurrences.
  • GEOL 5220 GEOMORPHOLOGY (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 1.
    Study of the origin of landforms with emphasis on the eologic processes and structures that generate the landforms and applications of landform analysis. Two all-day weekend trips are required. Two one-hour classes and one two-hour laboratory per week.
  • GEOL 5240 COASTAL GEOMORPHOLOGY (2) LEC. 5. LAB. 4. Departmental approval.
    Introduction to coastal sediment processes and applied coastal geomorphology; emphasis on waves, tides, sediments and their impact of anthropogenic influences. Taught only at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Summer only.
  • GEOL 5300 BASIN ANALYSIS (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. P/C GEOL 4010.
    Study of analytical techniques of sedimentary basin fills, including thermal history, litho and biofacies analyses, depositional systems, subsurface logs, seismic reflection, provenance history, evolution, sedimentation and subsidence history.
  • GEOL 5400 PRINCIPLES OF EARTH SCIENCE (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Departmental approval.
    A special course for in-service and future teachers only. Internal and surficial geologic processes, meteorology and oceanography.
  • GEOL 5720 PANAMA STUDY ABROAD-CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr., Departmental approval.
    Four-week course intended to give students a general understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on Panama’s environment via a mix of lectures, hands-on activities and field trips.
  • GEOL 6100 HYDROGEOLOGY (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. GEOL 1100 and CHEM 1030 and MATH 1610 and PHYS 1500. Departmental approval.
    Fundamentals of groundwater flow in porous media, hydrodynamic dispersion, determination of aquifer properties and geological aspects of groundwater occurrences.
  • GEOL 6240 COASTAL GEOMORPHOLOGY (2) LEC. 5. LAB. 4. Departmental approval.
    Introduction to coastal sediment processes and applied coastal geomorphology; emphasis on waves, tides, sediments and their impact of anthropogenic influences. Taught only at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Summer only.
  • GEOL 6300 BASIN ANALYSIS (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. GEOL 4010. Departmental approval.
    Study of analytical techniques of sedimentary basin fills, including thermal history, litho and biofacies analyses, depositional systems, subsurface logs, seismic reflection, provenance history, evolution, sedimentation and subsidence history.
  • GEOL 6400 PRINCIPLES OF EARTH SCIENCE (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Departmental approval.
    A special course for in-service and future teachers only. Internal and surficial geologic processes, meteorology and oceanography.
  • GEOL 6600 APPLIED GEOPHYSICS (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. (GEOL 1100 or GEOL 3150) and MATH 1620 and PHYS 1510. Departmental approval.
    Overview of geophysical methods with applications to resource, tectonic and environmental analyses. Seismic refraction and reflection, gravity, magnetics, electrical and electromagnetic methods will be included.
  • GEOL 7250 GROUNDWATER HYDROGEOLOGIC MODELING (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. GEOL 6100. Departmental approval.
    Overview of groundwater modeling techniques with environmental and geologic applications. Interaction of geology and subsurface groundwater flow. Basin hydrology modeling. Practical experience in computer simulations of subsurface hydrogeologic processes.
  • GEOL 7260 AQUEOUS AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. CHEM 1040 and GEOL 2050. Departmental approval.
    Study of water-rock reactions that control the chemical composition of groundwater; aqueous geochemistry of trace elements; groundwater pollution, remediation and geomicrobiology.