Geology Courses

GLY 110 - General Geology
A beginning level geology course which surveys elements of earth materials, processes, structures and history. Design- ed primarily for the non-science major. Prospective majors must maintain at least a B average to use Geology 110 as a prerequisite for other geology courses. 3 lec.
3 hours
GLY 200 - Physical Geology
An elementary but comprehensive physical geology course that deals with the earth's origin, composition, structures, tectonics and processes. Intended primarily for, but not limited to, the science major. 3 lec.
3 hours
GLY 210L - Earth Materials Lab
An introduction to laboratory methods and materials as applied to the identification, classification, recovery and uses of earth resources. 2 lab.
1 hour
GLY 410 - Big Bend Field Excursion
Field trip to Big Bend National Park, Texas to study the structure, stratigraphy, igneous geology, metamorphic geology, paleontology and natural history of this national park.
2 hours
GLY 420 - Principles of Geochemistry
Application of chemical principles to geology. Topics include cosmochemistry; distribution of elements in minerals and rocks; aqueous solutions and water-rock interaction; radiometric age dating and stable isotope geology.
3 hours
GLY 427 - Fossil Fuels
Origin and distribution of coal, oil and gas, and methods of exploration and reserve evaluaton. 3 lec-2 lab.
4 hours
GLY 430 - Computer Methods Geology
Computers are used for compilation, data analysis and model- ing from a wide range of geological problems. Existing and student generated programs are used. 3 lec-2 lab.
4 hours
GLY 455 - Hydrogeology
The properties of water, the hydrologic cycle with emphasis on surface and groundwater processes, the uses, needs and problems associated with water resources. 3 lec.
3 hours
GLY 455L - Hydrogeology Laboratory
A two-hour laboratory of practical hydrogeologic problem solving. For non-majors, elective.
1 hour
GLY 492 - Capstone Experience
An independent study involving a research project or intern- ship. Must be approved by Geology faculty. (PR: 20 hours of Geology coursework).
2 to 4 hours
GLY 510 - Big Bend Field Excursion
Field trip to Big Bend National Park, Texas to study the structure, stratigraphy, igneous geology, metamorphic geology, paleontology and natural history of this national park.
2 hours
GLY 530 - Computer Methods Geology
The computer will be used for compilation, reduction, data analysis and modelling from a wide range of geological problems. Existing and student developed programs will be used.
4 hours
GLY 555 - Hydrogeology
The properties of water, the hydrologic cycle with emphasis on surface and groundwater processes. The uses, needs and problems associated with water resources.
3 hours
GLY 555L - Hydrogeology Laboratory
Laboratory and field experiments studying principles and concepts of hydrology. 2 lab.
1 hour
GLY 580 - SpTp: Principles Geochemistry
2 hours
GLY 640 - Physical Aspects Geology
1 to 4 hours
GLY 641 - Biological Aspect Geology
1 to 4 hours
GLY 681 - Thesis
1 to 6 hours
 
 
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