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.

Research
AS.270.808 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available:
  • 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: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Mineralogy Seminar
AS.270.669 (01)

Students in the course will learn about the development, evolution, measurement, and consequences of crystal texture, with emphasis placed on minerals under extreme conditions relevant to the deep earth and materials experiencing large deformations and plasticity. Topics covered will include a historical overview of relevant developments in mineral physics and plasticity, crystal and continuum anisotropy, and X-ray diffraction techniques for measuring deformation mechanisms and orientation relationships during phase transition.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar in Planetary Science
AS.270.662 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Geochemistry Seminar
AS.270.603 (01)

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

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

EPS Colloquium
AS.270.606 (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
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Communication for Scientists
AS.270.675 (01)

Communication for Scientists” and the description is “This course will cover the various ways in which scientists are expected to communicate throughout the life of a project. Topics will include writing proposals, preparing impactful figures, writing press releases, interacting with the press (press conferences, radio/TV, interviews, etc.), writing for and speaking to the public, social media, and interacting with policy makers."

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Seminar in Field Geology
AS.270.681 (01)

Field experience is an integral part of a geology student’s education. During this course, students will spend over a week outdoors, learning to make observations that can be used to interpret the geologic history and structure of natural environments. This course is a spring break field course that will focus on different topics each year. For Spring 2019, the focus of the trip will be on applying concepts and techniques covered in Dynamic Earth (AS.270.220/1), Sedimentary Geology (AS.270.350), and Earth History (AS.270.303). Students will also learn about the different tectonic events that have shaped the landscape that we see today in the western United States. The class is designed for upper level E&PS majors and first or second year E&PS graduate students. For logistical reasons, this class is capped at 10 students. Preference will be given to E&PS majors. Students will be camping during the field course and should be prepared to be hiking outside all day. In the case that obtaining personal field supplies (e.g., hiking boots, sleeping bags) is not possible through Homewood student affairs gear rentals and/or is a financial hardship, please contact the instructor. Any communication about this will be kept confidential. Mandatory class field trip: 9-day field trip to Esmeralda County, NV over spring break (3/16/18-3/24/18).

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/4
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Field Seminar
AS.270.628 (01)

Weekend field trip to learn biogeochemical field methods in a local coastal setting. Students are required to prepare short presentations on field methods in advance of weekend trip. Attendance at organizational meetings is required. Open to E & PS graduate students and upper level E & PS undergraduate majors and minors. Two meetings to be scheduled prior to trip. Consult instructors for details

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.270.808 (01)ResearchGnanadesikan, Anand 
AS.270.656 (01)Geochemical modeling of water-rock interactions in the deep EarthTTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMSverjensky, DimitriOlin 202
AS.270.669 (01)Advanced Mineralogy SeminarW 11:00AM - 12:00PMHurley, Ryan C, Wicks, June KGreenhouse 113
AS.270.662 (01)Seminar in Planetary ScienceF 4:00PM - 4:50PMHorst, SarahOlin 145
AS.270.603 (01)Geochemistry SeminarSverjensky, Dimitri 
AS.270.606 (01)EPS ColloquiumTTh 12:00PM - 12:50PMStanley, SabineOlin 305
AS.270.675 (01)Communication for ScientistsF 9:00AM - 11:30AMHorst, SarahOlin 145
AS.270.681 (01)Seminar in Field GeologyTh 4:00PM - 5:00PMSmith, EmmyOlin 347
AS.270.628 (01)Field SeminarTh 2:00PM - 4:00PMGomes, Maya LOlin 202