Courses

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Additional Courses of Interest

270.326 – Cosmoschemistry

Students in this course will gain an understanding of the origin of various forms of matter in our Solar System and beyond, along with its evolution through geologic processes. Beginning with the concepts of nucleosynthesis and stellar evolution, this course will then cover the condensation of matter, meteoritics, and petrogenetic evolution of differentiated, rocky bodies (i.e. asteroids, the Moon, Mars). Evolution of matter in extra-Solar planetary systems (i.e. exoplanets) will also be broached. In lab we will examine thin sections of meteorites, lunar material, and terrestrial analogs – a field trip to the Smithsonian Meteorite Collection is planned. Graduate and advanced undergraduate-level students are encouraged, as are interdisciplinary students with an interest in planetary science.

Credits: 4.00
Instructor: Beck, Andrew, Wicks, June K
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 3:00PM – 4:15PM, F 1:30PM – 4:00PM

AS.270.808 - Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Zaitchik, Benjamin
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings: MTWThF 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Earth & Planetary Sciences

AS.270.618 - Remote Sensing of the Environment

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Lewis, Kevin, Zaitchik, Benjamin
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Earth & Planetary Sciences

AS.270.679 - Atmospheric Science

A survey of core topics in atmospheric science, including dynamics, thermodynamics, radiative transfer, and chemistry. The course addresses both basic principles and applications to weather and climate.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Waugh, Darryn, Zaitchik, Benjamin
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Earth & Planetary Sciences

AS.270.603 - Geochemistry Seminar

A variety of topics of current interest involving mineral-fluid interactions will be reviewed.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Sverjensky, Dimitri
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Earth & Planetary Sciences

AS.270.668 - Geobiology Seminar

Geobiology is the study of interactions between life and rocks. In this class we will explore how organisms impact sedimentary records both directly, by leaving behind biosignatures, or indirectly, by affecting their surroundings in a way that promotes formation of certain types of minerals. This will serve as a guide for interpreting geological records during the early evolution of life on Earth, the rise of animals, and major mass extinctions.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Gomes, Maya L, Smith, Emmy
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Earth & Planetary Sciences

AS.270.667 - Seminar in Soil Ecology

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Szlavecz, Katalin
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Earth & Planetary Sciences

AS.270.807 - Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Earth & Planetary Sciences

AS.270.680 - Seminar in Regional Field Geology

Introduction to the regional geology and geological history of the Appalachian system (from Alabama to Newfoundland). Key papers on regional bedrock geology and Mesoproterozoic through Phanerozoic tectonics are reviewed in weekly seminar classes. Two three-day field trips are made on weekends negotiated at the beginning of the semester. Fieldwork will be designed with student input to test ideas and models from the literature. Techniques in sedimentary, metamorphic, igneous and structural field geology are introduced and developed in the field. Recommended course background: AS.270.220 and AS.270.221, or instructor permission.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Smith, Emmy, Viete, Daniel R
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Earth & Planetary Sciences

AS.270.662 - Seminar in Planetary Science

Credits: 1.00
Instructor: Izenberg, Noam
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: F 4:00PM - 4:50PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Earth & Planetary Sciences

AS.270.605 - EPS Colloquium

A weekly seminar series in which graduate students present their latest research results and attend Departmental seminars. This course is required for all graduate students in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Stanley, Sabine
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Earth & Planetary Sciences