Graduate Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found on the SIS website.

Please consult the online course catalog for full course information.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Geobiology Seminar
AS.270.668 (01)

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
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 4:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Instructor: Gomes, Maya L
  • Room: Olin 145  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Atmospheric Science
AS.270.679 (01)

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. Recommended pre-requisites: General Calculus and Physics I and/or Oceans and Atmospheres.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Waugh, Darryn
  • Room: Olin 304  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Geochemical modeling of water-rock interactions in the deep Earth
AS.270.656 (01)

Thermodynamic basis for the modeling of irreversible chemical mass transfer involving minerals and aqueous species at elevated temperatures and pressures. Reading will start with classic papers by Helgeson and co-workers and proceed to applications in the literature involving hydrothermal ore deposits, subduction zones, and diamond formation in the upper mantle. The course focusses on developing specific projects of research interest to individual participants. Recommended Course Background: AS.030.101 and AS.030.102 or equivalent, AND AS.270.220 AND AS.270.221 or equivalent, AND AS.270.302 or equivalent.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Sverjensky, Dimitri
  • Room: Olin 215  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Graduate Skills in Earth and Planetary Sciences
AS.270.695 (01)

This seminar-style course will enable graduate students in Earth and Planetary Sciences to discuss issues and develop skills relevant to working in earth and planetary science fields. Topics will vary each iteration and may include graduate school expectations, research and communication methods, grant and funding procedures, stress management, organization and management methods, critical conversations, work-life balance, career paths, and JEDI issues and resources in the geosciences. Course open to EPS Graduate Students or by Instructor Permission

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Stanley, Sabine
  • Room: Olin 145  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar in Planetary Science
AS.270.662 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 4:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Horst, Sarah
  • Room: Olin 145  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Exoplanets and their Atmospheres
AS.270.688 (01)

This course covers the basic theory of planetary atmospheres as applied to extrasolar planets. The fundamental physical processes related to the structure, composition, radiative transfer, chemistry and dynamics of planetary atmospheres are covered, with an emphasis on those related to observable exoplanet properties. We also provide an overview of the observational techniques of exoplanetary atmospheres and discuss the habitability of exoplanets.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Sing, David Kent
  • Room: Olin 145  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Remote Sensing of the Environment
AS.270.618 (01)

Also offered as 270.318

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Lewis, Kevin, Zaitchik, Benjamin
  • Room: Krieger 108  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research
AS.270.807 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Stanley, Sabine
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 30/45
  • PosTag(s): n/a

EPS Colloquium
AS.270.605 (01)

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
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Haine, Thomas
  • Room: Shaffer 304  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 27/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Ocean General Circulation
AS.270.626 (01)

The aim of this course is to achieve conceptual understanding of the large scale low frequency ocean general circulation. The role of the ocean circulation in earth's climate is emphasized throughout.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Haine, Thomas
  • Room: Olin 145  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Planets, Life and the Universe
AS.360.671 (01)

This multidisciplinary course explores the origins of life, planet formation, Earth's evolution, extrasolar planets, habitable zones, life in extreme environments, the search for life in the Universe, space missions, and planetary protection. Recommended Course Background: Three upper level (300+) courses in sciences (Biophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Math, or Computer Science).

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: DiRuggiero, Jocelyne
  • Room: Hodson 316  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.270.668 (01)Geobiology SeminarTh 4:00PM - 6:30PMGomes, Maya LOlin 145
AS.270.679 (01)Atmospheric ScienceMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMWaugh, DarrynOlin 304
AS.270.656 (01)Geochemical modeling of water-rock interactions in the deep EarthTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMSverjensky, DimitriOlin 215
AS.270.695 (01)Graduate Skills in Earth and Planetary SciencesF 3:00PM - 3:50PMStanley, SabineOlin 145
AS.270.662 (01)Seminar in Planetary ScienceF 4:00PM - 5:00PMHorst, SarahOlin 145
AS.270.688 (01)Exoplanets and their AtmospheresTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMSing, David KentOlin 145
AS.270.618 (01)Remote Sensing of the EnvironmentMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMLewis, Kevin, Zaitchik, BenjaminKrieger 108
AS.270.807 (01)ResearchStanley, Sabine 
AS.270.605 (01)EPS ColloquiumTTh 12:00PM - 12:50PMHaine, ThomasShaffer 304
AS.270.626 (01)Ocean General CirculationTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMHaine, ThomasOlin 145
AS.360.671 (01)Planets, Life and the UniverseMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDiRuggiero, JocelyneHodson 316