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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    ESP 794 - Internship in Special Education


    Credits 3 – 6

    Structured internship experiences related to (a) conducting research within the field of special education and/or early childhood education, (b) teaching university courses within the Department of Special Education, or (c) the administration of special education and/or early childhood programs.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 782R , EPY 721 , ESP 788 , and EPY 722  or KIN 751  or consent of instructor.

  
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    ESP 794B - Internship in Special Education Teaching


    Credits 3

    Structured internship experiences related to teaching university courses within the Department of Special Education.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 782R , ESP 785  or consent of instructor.

  
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    ESP 796 - Dissertation Prospectus


    Credits 3

    Development of appropriate field-relevant topics as a preface to dissertation writing.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 782R , EPY 721 , KIN 751 , ESP 791 , ESP 788 

  
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    ESP 798 - Professional Paper in Special Education


    Credits 2

  
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    ESP 799 - Dissertation


    Credits 3 – 12

    Practitioner-relevant thesis covering significant special educational topics, with appropriate applications of demonstration, research and/or model formation.

    Notes
    3-12 credits in increments of three.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 796  

  
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    FIN 708 - Advance Corporate Finance


    Credits 3

    Studies major decision-making areas of managerial finance and some selected topics in financial theory. Emphasis on the application of the theory and practice of business asset management, financing choice, capital structure, cost of capital, and dividend policy. Current topics, such as corporate acquisitions, restructuring, and underwriting covered as appropriate.

    Prerequisites
    MBA 765  or approval of the Director of MBA Programs.

  
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    FIN 709 - Applied topics in Finance


    Credits 3

    This course focuses on the application of theory in finance through some combination of case analysis, the use of spreadsheets to assist in financial analysis and simulations. Topics covered may include capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, risk analysis, financial statement analysis, options, and mergers and acquisitions.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    FIN 710 - Investment Management


    Credits 3

    Theoretical and practical analyses of investment environment and process. Focuses on characteristics, valuation, and management of various financial instruments, such as common stock, corporate bonds, options, and futures. Students learn how to establish appropriate investment objectives, develop optimal portfolio strategies, estimate risk-return trade-offs, and evaluate investment performance.

    Prerequisites
    MBA 765  or approval of the Director of MBA Programs.

  
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    FIN 712 - Financial Markets and Institutions


    Credits 3

    Comparative study of the diverse financial instruments and intermediaries existing in today’s financial sector. Topics include: the structure of interest rates, relative costs and benefits of each instrument, financial innovation and financial “engineering,” the role of banks, thrifts and other intermediaries, and current and future trends in the financial sector.

    Prerequisites
    MBA 765  and MBA 769  or approval of the Director of MBA Programs.

  
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    FIN 715 - Portfolio Management


    Credits 3

    Strategies investors employ to meet alternative investment objectives. Asset allocation decisions and the management of risk and return emphasized using various quantitative approaches to determine portfolio optimization and asset market equilibrium. Full spectrum of portfolio management issues considered across all classes securities, including equity, fixed-income, and derivative securities.

    Prerequisites
    MBA 765  and FIN 710 , or approval of the Director of MBA Programs.

  
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    FIN 718 - Financial Derivatives


    Credits 3

    Introduces basic financial derivatives such as options, futures and swaps. Focuses on how to use them as hedging and speculative tools in various contexts and also as fundamental building blocks to engineer new products. Highlights techniques for the valuation of the derivatives with an emphasis on the basic principles.

    Prerequisites
      or  .

  
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    FIN 740 - Risk Management


    Credits 3

    Applies risk management process as an integrated approach to financial, credit and insurable risks. Financial perspective on the corporate risk management function emphasized, using the financial tools of risk.

    Prerequisites
    MBA 765   or approval of the Director of MBA Programs

  
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    FIN 750 - International Financial Management


    Credits 3

    Covers a broad range of issues related to international financial markets and conducting business in an international environment. Topics include international parity relationships, international capital budgeting, hedging risks associated with exposure to exchange rate fluctuations using forwards and options, and interest rate and foreign currency swaps.

  
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    FIS 615 - Story Development


    Credits 3

    Basis of cinematic structure, emphasizing action, construction, tension, and character. Story development through motion picture formats.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with FIS 415. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    FIS 618 - Writing for Television I


    Credits 3

    With emphasis on the narrative exploration of the television hour-drama, students develop and complete one hour-drama spec script.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with FIS 418. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
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    FIS 619 - Writing for Television II


    Credits 3

    As a continuation of FIS 618, students explore the television situation comedy and develop and complete one sit-com script.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with FIS 419. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
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    FIS 720 - Advanced Cinematic Structure


    Credits 3

    Analytical study of screenplay structure based on the filmed script. Select motion pictures established as subject films studied in piece and in detail as to how the structure of each scene works as itself and in the film as whole.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    FIS 721 - Collaboration and Preparation


    Credits 3

    Practical exploration of the working process between the screenwriter, the director and the producer. Focuses moving the screenplay from “writers” draft to “production” draft in preparation for shooting.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    FIS 722 - Graduate Screenwriting


    Credits 3

    Study of art and craft of writing a feature- length motion picture screenplay. Student completes a full-length (120 pages) screenplay or completes a thorough revision in workshop environment.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of eighteen credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    FIS 723 - Ensemble Screenwriting


    Credits 3

    Study of the art and craft of screenwriting in an ensemble. Students, as a group, complete four short screenplays and revisions.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    FIS 724 - The Adaptation Screenplay


    Credits 3

    Study of adapting a screenplay from another written medium by writing a full-length (120-page) screenplay in accepted industry format. The screenplay must have a contemporary setting but source material must be at least 100 years old and in public domain.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    FIS 725 - Writing for Assignment


    Credits 3

    Study and practice of editing, rewriting and revising the creative work of other screenwriters. Students analyze precedent of revising know screenplays, rewrite a full-length script as a group and commit an individual rewrite of a full-length script.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    FIS 726 - Advanced Screenplay Analysis


    Credits 3

    In-depth analytical study of a filmed script. Analysis ranges from the effects of a scripted visual technique to metaphor to personal and societal influences. Students write and present two analytical papers.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    FIS 727 - Advanced Screenplay Theory


    Credits 3

    Analytical study of motion pictures with focus on the screenwriter’s intent and agenda. Students conduct thorough research on screenwriters and provide analysis of the screenwriters’ product. Students present and defend two papers combining this research and analysis.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    FIS 728 - Graduate Production


    Credits 3

    Analytical approach to the professional production of a student’s screenplay. Students chronicle all levels of involvement with the physical “shooting” of his, or her, script.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    FRE 621 - Literature of the Middle Ages


    Credits 3

    Graduate credit (12 credits maximum) may be obtained for courses designated 650 or above when taught by graduate faculty. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Notes
    Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    FRE 632 - Renaissance Literature


    Graduate credit (12 credits maximum) may be obtained for courses designated 650 or above when taught by graduate faculty. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Notes
    Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    FRE 650 - History of the French Language


    Credits 3

    Graduate credit (12 credits maximum) may be obtained for courses designated 650 or above when taught by graduate faculty. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Notes
    Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    FRE 653 - French Institutions and Cultural Life


    Graduate credit (12 credits maximum) may be obtained for courses designated 650 or above when taught by graduate faculty. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Notes
    Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    FRE 654 - The Arts in France


    Graduate credit (12 credits maximum) may be obtained for courses designated 650 or above when taught by graduate faculty. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Notes
    Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    FRE 655 - The Culture of Paris


    Graduate credit (12 credits maximum) may be obtained for courses designated 650 or above when taught by graduate faculty. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Notes
    Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    FRE 690 - Selected Topics of French Literature


    Graduate credit (12 credits maximum) may be obtained for courses designated 650 or above when taught by graduate faculty. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Notes
    Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    FREN 701 - Methods of Literary Research and the Writing of Essays


    Credits 3

    Bibliography and documentation including the techniques of the dissertation francaise (three-part essay).

  
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    FREN 702 - French Literary Criticism


    Credits 3

    History of literary criticism from the Renaissance to the present. Theories and techniques of twentieth-century literary criticism emphasized.

  
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    FREN 703 - Guided Reading and Research


    Credits 1 – 3

    Notes
    May be repeated for up to six credits.

  
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    FREN 704 - Selected Topics in French Literature


    Credits 3

    Study of a particular literary theme or individual writer as chosen by the professor. Topics vary.

    Notes
    May be repeated for credit.

  
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    FREN 722 - The Courtly Romance


    Credits 3

    Studies origins and variations of French courtly romance. Close analysis of prevalent themes and stylistic found in works of Marie de France, Chretien de Troyes, and Guillaume de Lorris.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
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    FREN 741 - The Development of the French Novel


    Credits 3

    Evolution of the novel as a genre, from Chretien de Troyes to contemporary writers.

    Notes
    Taught in French.

  
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    FREN 742 - The Evolution of French Theater


    Credits 3

    Study of the development of the dramatic arts in France.

    Notes
    Taught in French.

  
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    FREN 743 - The Evolution of French Poetry


    Credits 3

    Evolution of poetry, from the troubadours to contemporary French poets.

    Notes
    Taught in French.

  
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    FREN 755 - Studies in Francophone Culture


    Credits 3

    Presentation of French speaking cultures outside metropolitan France.

    Notes
    May be repeated for up to six credits. Taught in French.

  
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    FREN 792 - Studies in Francophone Literature


    Credits 3

    Study of principal works in Francophone literature.

    Notes
    May be repeated for up to six credits. Taught in French.

  
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    FREN 797 - Thesis


    Credits 3 – 6

    Research, analysis, and writing towards completion of thesis and subsequent defense.

  
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    GEOG 621 - Climatology


    Credits 3

    Physical characteristics of the atmosphere. World climatic classification. Local atmospheric field study.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOG 421. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    GEOG 103 or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 610 - Soil Classification and Resource Management


    Credits 4

    Morphology and classification of soils based on their physical, chemical and mineralogical composition. Introduction to soil genesis, soil mapping, and the relationship of soils to the limitations and potentials of land use.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 410. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 619 - Medical Geology


    Credits 3

    Medical Geology is the science surrounding the relationship between geological factors and health in humans, animals, and plants. This class focuses on the relationships between geology and human health.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 419. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 620 - Introduction to X-ray Diffraction and X-ray Spectrometry Methods


    Credits 4

    Introduction to the principles and methods of x-ray analysis as applied to the study of minerals. Powder camera, diffractometry and spectrometry methods covered. Two hours lecture and six hours laboratory.


    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 420. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 625 - Principles of Geochemistry


    Credits 3

    Fundamental geochemical processes operating within the earth’s lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. Topics include chemical differentiation of the earth, crystal chemistry, mineral stability and phase diagrams, aqueous geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, organic chemistry.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 425. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    College level chemistry or geochemistry.

  
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    GEOL 627 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology/Petrography


    Credits 4

    Description, classification, and interpretation of igneous and metamorphic rocks in hand specimen and thin section.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 427. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 629 - Geochemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics


    Credits 3

    Survey of the basic principles of thermodynamics and kinetics and their application to geological processes; applications to include igneous, metamorphic, hydrothermal, diagenetic, weathering, and aqueous systems.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 429. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 630 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Theory and Applications


    Credits 4

    Survey of computer-based techniques in the storage, retrieval, analysis, and representation of spatially referenced data. Emphasis on the application of GIS technology to geologic problems such as natural hazard mapping, surface runoff and erosion, and environmental impact assessment.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 430. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 633 - Glacial and Periglacial Geology


    Credits 3

    Origin and regimen of glaciers. Geomorphology and stratigraphic analysis of glacial and associated non-glacial deposits and environments.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 433. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 634 - Quaternary Geology


    Credits 3

    Survey of global paleoenvironments, including geologic, climatic, and biotic changes during the Quaternary. Examination of the geological record of marine and terrestrial glaciated and nonglaciated environments.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 434. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 636 - Quaternary Paleoecology


    Credits 3

    Examination of the fossil record of the Quaternary including vertebrate, invertebrate, and floral assemblages. Emphasis on paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatological reconstructions.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 436. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 637 - Paleoclimatology


    Credits 3

    Paleoclimatic history of the Earth, with emphasis on the Neogene and Quaternary Periods. Survey of marine and terrestrial geological records of paleoclimate, including physical sedimentology, geochemistry, and pollen profiles of ice and sediment cores and speleothems.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 437. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 640 - Volcanology


    Credits 3

    Description and classification of volcanoes, volcanic eruptions, and volcanic deposits. Emphasis on the dynamics of volcanic eruptions, pyroclastic rocks, lava flows, and volcanic hazard assessment.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 440. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 643 - Plate Tectonics


    Credits 3

    Study of the earth’s origin, age, thermal and magnetic history; the dynamics and internal structure of lithospheric plates; the mechanisms and geometric constraints of plate motion; and a review of the motions of plates in the past.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 443. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 644 - Tectonics of Orogenic Belts


    Credits 3

    Study of crustal deformation and the creation of mountain belts around the world. Emphasis on the comparative structural development of different regions around the globe within the context of plate tectonics.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 444. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 645 - Geophysical Methods


    Credits 4

    Introduction to geophysical methods, including measurement techniques, rock properties, and interpretation methods using seismology, gravity, magnetics, ground penetrating radar, resistivity and well logs.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 445/445L. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 645L - Geophysical Methods Lab


    Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 600 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 445L. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

     

  
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    GEOL 646 - Geologic Applications in Remote Sensing


    Credits 3

    Introduction in the acquisition, processing, and interpretation of remote sensing data. Topics covered include basic mapping concepts, the structure of remote sensing data and analysis, thermal and radar techniques, and classification schemes.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 446. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 646L - Geologic Applications in Remote Sensing Lab


    Graduate credit may be obtained for courses designated 600 or above. A full description of this course may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog under the corresponding 400 number.

    Notes
    Credit at the 600-level normally requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 649 - Geochronology


    Credits 3

    Theoretical foundations and modern analytical techniques used in isotopic dating of rocks. Discussion of applications to specific geologic problems and the thermal significance of isotopic dates. Survey of new dating techniques.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 449. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 662 - Principles of Stratigraphy and Sedimentation


    Credits 4

    Analysis and application of stratigraphic concepts, and the genesis and classification of sediments. Study of regional stratigraphic patterns and their related sedimentary environments.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 462. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 671 - Petroleum Geology


    Credits 4

    Origin, migration, accumulation, and geologic distribution of petroleum. Surface, sub-surface and geophysical methods of exploration.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 471. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 674 - Hydrogeology


    Credits 3

    Factors controlling the occurrence and distribution of water resource, its quality and quantity, methods of exploration and development.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 474. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 675 - Contaminant Hydrogeology - Hazardous Site Assesment and Remediation


    Credits 3

    Theory and practical application of characterization and cleanup techniques for contaminated sites will be covered, including:  understanding different pollutants, environmental law and agency guidance, hydrology and contaminant transport processes, non-invasive techniques, typical and innovative monitoring, sampling procedures, natural and enhanced degradation, and effective and emerging cleanup approaches. 

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 475. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

    Prerequisites
    GEOL 674  

  
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    GEOL 677 - Geology of Metallic Ore Deposits


    Credits 4

    Geology of metallic ore deposits, origin, occurrence, and alteration. Application of ore deposit characteristics to exploration.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 477. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 678 - Hydrogeochemistry


    Credits 3

    Principles of aquatic geochemistry such as chemical thermodynamics, tableaux, and oxidation reduction and environmental organic geochemistry such as physicochemical properties of organic compounds and air/water/soil exchange of organic compounds for environmental studies. Concepts for practical environmental problems, geochemical modeling, and contaminant transport.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 478. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 685 - Engineering Geology


    Credits 3

    Application of physical geology to the construction industry. Consideration given to landslide problems, sites for dams, bridges, tunnels and canals; and possible control of erosion and sedimentation by rivers and oceans.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 485. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 688 - Microtechniques in Geoscience


    Credits 3

    Microanalytical techniques including transmitted and reflected light petrology and petrography, micro-imaging scanning electron microscope (SEM) and electron microprobe (EMP), chemical microanalyses (EMP), fluid inclusion microthermometry, and melt inclusion petrography. Project tailored to the student’s interest required.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with GEOL 488. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    GEOL 701 - Research Methods in Geoscience


    Credits 3

    Discussion of the processes of scientific research and research design as applied to modern geoscience. Includes scientific approaches to field and laboratory research, research and professional ethics, writing, and public presentation. Model thesis prospectus and grant proposals prepared.

    Notes
    Required weekend field trips familiarize students with the local geology.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 703 - Topics in Advanced Geochemistry


    Credits 3

    This course will cover topics in advanced geochemistry, such as thermodynamics, kinetics, oxidation-reduction, acids and bases, weathering, and other topics of interest.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

  
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    GEOL 707 - Stable Isotope Geochemistry


    Credits 3

    Investigates stable isotopes in the hydrologic and geologic cycles, and their use as tracers in paleoclimatology, hydrogeology, and oceanography. Theory and research applications of stable isotopes in geologic, biologic, water, and atmospheric samples, including carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, strontium, and sulfur isotopes.

    Prerequisites
    Geochemistry.

  
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    GEOL 708 - Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry


    Credits 3

    Principles of radiogenic isotope geochemistry as a monitor of geochemical processes in the mantle, lithosphere and hydrosphere; applications to petrology, tectonics, economic geology, marine geology and paleoclimatology.

    Prerequisites
    GEOL 330, GEOL 426, MATH 181 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 709 - Field Methods in Hydrogeology


    Credits 3

    A survey of techniques used to investigate field problems in hydrogeology. Data collection, analysis, and professional presentation of results are emphasized. Topics may include: water balance measures, water table mapping, estimation of hydraulic parameters, and ground-water monitoring. Additional topics suggested by students may also be explored.

  
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    GEOL 710 - Igneous Petrology


    Credits 3

    Origin of igneous rocks, relation of magma types to tectonic settings, physical properties of magmas, application of trace elements and isotopes to petrogenesis, modeling of crystal fractionation and partial melting, phase diagrams.

  
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    GEOL 711 - Principles of Hydrology and Hydraulics


    Credits 3

    Consideration of modern concepts of hydrology and hydraulics. Includes coverage of statistical methods of analysis, unsteady flow, channel design, modeling and simulation, urban hydrology, and design of hydraulic structures.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 712 - Watershed Hydrology


    Credits 3

    Concepts and processes controlling water movement and distribution within the watershed; analysis techniques for understanding watershed dynamics; numerical simulation of various watershed-scale hydrologic processes.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 713 - Flow and Transport in Unsaturated Fractured Media


    Credits 3

    Explores the current state of understanding regarding fluid flow and contaminant transport in unsaturated fractured geologic media (e.g., rock, soil) through review of recent literature. Competing conceptual models are contrasted in light of existing capabilities for numerical simulation at the scale of pertinent applied problems.

  
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    GEOL 715 - Advanced Hydrogeology


    Credits 4

    Advanced concepts used in ground water investigations, including flow system analysis, resource evaluation, exploration, development, and monitoring.

    Prerequisites
    GEOL 674

  
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    GEOL 716 - Geostatistics


    Credits 3

    Analysis of the spatial and temporal variations in geologic, hydrologic and geochemical data, including derived distributions, time series analysis, correlation and spectral analysis, interpolation techniques, cluster analysis and sensitivity and uncertainty techniques.

    Prerequisites
    STA 491 or 691 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 719 - Vadose Zone Hydrology


    Credits 3

    Basic physical properties of soils and water and the physical principles governing the soil-water system. Modeling the transport of moisture and chemicals in unsaturated soil with applications to practical field problems.

    Prerequisites
    GEOL 674

  
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    GEOL 720 - Advanced Geochemistry


    Credits 4

    Contemporary geochemistry applied to igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, economic mineral deposits, and problems of the origin of the Earth and other terrestrial planets.

    Notes
    Six hours laboratory.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 725 - Seminar in Petrology


    Credits 3

    Analysis of current problems, concepts, and research in petrology and closely related fields.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 727 - Metamorphic Petrology


    Credits 4

    Application of field studies, petrography, mineralogy, phase equilibria, and isotopic methods to the study of metamorphic rocks and crustal evolution; explores relationships among metamorphism, tectonics and thermal evolution of the crust.

    Notes
    Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.

    Prerequisites
    GEOL 429/629 or equivalent and graduate standing, or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 730 - Seminar in Quaternary Studies


    Credits 3

    Evaluation of current methodology focused on solving problems of Quaternary chronology, geomorphic processes, and environmental reconstruction. Emphasis on pluvial and post-pluvial environments of the western United States, the evolution of landforms and the development of stratigraphic units and surficial geology originating during the past three million years.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 735 - Seminar in Environmental Geology


    Credits 3

    Application of basic geologic concepts to environmental problems: emphasis on geologic hazards, waste disposal, urban planning, resource policy issues, and environmental programs.

    Prerequisites
    GEOL 672 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 737 - Advanced Paleoclimatology


    Credits 3

    Advanced study in paleoclimatology. Includes orbital (Milankovitch) forcing; origin of millennial-scale climate variability; ice sheet history; records of paleoceanography; tropical monsoon variations, and key records of global and hemispherical paleoclimate, including Antarctica and Greenland ice core records, long speleothem chronologies, and key terrestrial archives of late Quaternary paleoclimate.

  
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    GEOL 740 - Arid Zone Soils


    Credits 3

    The role soils have in the soil-plant-atmospheric continuum of arid regions, influence of arid zone soils on all aspects of plant growth and development, influence of soil forming factors on the development of arid soils.

    Same as
    (BIO 745)

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 742 - Seminar in Volcanology


    Credits 3

    Analysis of current problems, concepts, and research in volcanology and closely related fields.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 743 - Seminar in Planetary Geology


    Credits 3

    Analysis of current problems, concepts, and research in planetary geology with emphasis on newly available data.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 744 - Tectonics and Structures


    Credits 3

    Analysis of upper crustal deformation with emphasis on faulting, neotectonics and seismic interpretation; includes a group research project with field and literature data collection, analysis and results suitable for presentation at a professional conference.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 745 - Advanced Structural Geology


    Credits 3

    Analysis of deformation of the Earth’s crust with emphasis on deformation mechanisms operative in rocks at different crustal levels; the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of common geological structural associations, and mechanism and styles of deformation in orogenic belts.

    Notes
    Three hours lecture per week.

    Prerequisites
    GEOL 341 and GEOL 349.

  
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    GEOL 746 - Strain and Microstructural Analysis


    Credits 4

    Examination of the principles and techniques of finite and incremental strain analysis and their application to naturally deformed rocks. Investigation of plastic deformation processes and deformation mechanisms, and recognition and interpretation of microstructures developed during deformation.

    Notes
    Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.

    Prerequisites
    GEOL 341 or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 747 - Geological Evolution of Western North America


    Credits 3

    Study of the geological evolution of western North America. Emphasis on the stratigraphic, structural, and tectonic development of the continent within the framework of plate tectonics.

    Notes
    Three hours lecture per week.

    Prerequisites
    GEOL 223, GEOL 341, GEOL 462.

  
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    GEOL 749 - Advanced Geochronology and Thermochronology


    Credits 3

    Detailed discussion of isotopic dating of rocks with application to geologic problems. Diffusion theory and reconstruction of thermal histories of rocks. Includes surface exposure dating using cosmogenic isotopes, study of uranium series disequilibrium, luminescence, electron spin resonance, and 14c dating.

    Prerequisites
    GEOL 426

  
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    GEOL 750 - Seminar in Paleobiology


    Credits 3

    Fossil record as a tool for understanding evolutionary processes, early history of life, eruptive radiation, mass extinction, macroevolution, and origin of higher taxa.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in geology or biology or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 755 - Seminar in Paleontology


    Credits 3

    Special topics of current interest in paleontology, with emphasis on Great Basin fossil faunas.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in geology or biology or consent of instructor.

  
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    GEOL 760 - Advanced Spatial Modeling with GIS


    Credits 4

    Advanced study in computer-based techniques for storage, retrieval, analysis, and representation of spatially referenced data. Emphasis on development of spatially distributed models in the geosciences using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. Students required to develop system models in their chosen thesis area.

    Notes
    Three hours lecture and three hours lab.

    Prerequisites
    GEOL 430 or GEOL 630.

 

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