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Course Timings

The following list is intended to allow some guidance in course planning. However students should consult the formal schedule of classes, as the actual times for courses may vary from semester to semester.


Courses taught every fall and spring semester

  • 1330, 1130 Physical Geology and lab, several sections (including one online lecture section) per semester
  • 1376, 1176 Historical Geology and lab, 2 sections per semester
  • 1340 Earth Systems, 1-2 sections (including one online lecture section) per semester
  • 1302 Introduction to Global Climate Change, 1 section per semester
  • 1350 Introduction to Meteorology, 1 section per semester
  • 3178 Weather Information lab

Courses normally taught in fall semester

  • 3370 Mineralogy
  • 3330, 3130 Paleobiology and lab
  • 3350, 3150 Stratigraphy and lab
  • 3373 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrogenesis
  • 3378 Principles of Atmospheric Science
  • 4330 Intro Geophysics
  • 4331 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Courses normally taught in spring semester

  • 3372 Petrography
  • 3340 Field Methods
  • 3345, 3145 Structural Geology and lab
  • 3374 Sedimentary Petrogenesis
  • 3377 Introductory Oceanography
  • 3334 Earthquakes

Summer Courses taught every year

  • 1330, 1130 Physical Geology and lab in both summer 1 and summer 2 sessions
  • 3355, 3360 Geology Field Camp, usually in both summer 1 and summer 2 sessions
  • 4355 Geophysics Field Camp, usually every summer 2 session