Geology (GLG)

GLG 405 Geology of the Moon. (3) N
Current theories of the origin and evolution of the moon through photogeological analyses and consideration of geochemical and geophysical constraints. Possible weekend field trip. Prerequisite: GLG 105 or 305 or instructor approval.

GLG 406 Geology of Mars. (3) N
Geological evolution of Mars through analyses of spacecraft data, theoretical modelling, and study of terrestrial analogs; emphasis on current work. Possible weekend field trip to Northern Arizona. Prerequisite: GLG 105 or 305 or instructor approval.

GLG 412 Geotectonics. (3) F
Origin of continents and ocean basins. Evolution of the crust in time. Drifting, sea floor spreading, and other large-scale movements of the earth's crust. Upper mantle processes. Emphasis on current work. Prerequisite: GLG 310.

GLG 416 Field Geophysics. (3) S
Methods of applied geophysical exploration; seismic refraction, gravity, electrical resistivity, geomagnetics. Includes survey planning, data acquisition, processing, analysis, and interpretation. Lecture, field exercises. Prerequisite: one course in geology or instructor approval.

GLG 418 Geophysics. (3) F
Solid earth geophysics; geomagnetism, gravity, seismology, heat flow, emphasizing crust and upper mantle. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, field trips during lab, possible weekend field trips. Prerequisites: GLG 101 and MAT 272 (or 291) and PHY 131 or instructor approval.

GLG 419 Thermal-Mechanical Processes in the Earth. (3) F
Emphasis on applied mathematical techniques, heat conduction problems in geology, thermal convection, stresses in the lithosphere, and viscoelastic processes in the Earth. Prerequisite: PHY 131.

GLG 420 Volcanology. (3) A
Distribution of past and present volcanism, types of volcanic activity, mechanism of eruption, form and structure of volcanoes, and geochemistry of volcanic activity. Possible weekend field trips. Prerequisite: GLG 424.

GLG 424 Petrology-Petrography. (4) S
Theoretical and laboratory study of the origin and classification of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Hand specimen and thin-section study of rocks. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Possible weekend field trips. Prerequisites: GLG 321, 322.

GLG 435 Sedimentology. (3) S
Origin, transport, deposition, and diagenesis of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Physical analysis, hand specimen examination, and interpretation of rocks and sediments. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, possible weekend field trips. Prerequisites: GLG 102, 321, 322.

GLG 436 Principles of Stratigraphy. (3) N
Principles of interpreting lithostratigraphic, magnetostratigraphic, biostratigraphic, seismostratigraphic, and chronostratigraphic units; correlation and facies relationships in stratified rocks. Applied stratigraphy project(s). Lecture, possible field trips. Prerequisites: GLG 102; instructor approval.

GLG 441 Ore Deposits. (3) N
Origin, occurrence, structure, and mineralogy of ore deposits. Possible weekend field trips. Prerequisite: GLG 424 or instructor approval.

GLG 450 Geology Field Camp. (6) SS
Geological mapping techniques on aerial photos and topographic maps. Field based with excursions. Prerequisites: GLG 310, 321.

GLG 455 Advanced Field Geology. (3–4) F, S
Geologic mapping in igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic terrains of the Basin and Range province of Arizona. Weekend field trips. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: GLG 450 or instructor approval.

GLG 456 Cordilleran Regional Geology. (3) F
Systematic coverage through space and time of the geological development of western North America, emphasizing the western United States. Prerequisite: senior major or graduate student in Geology or instructor approval.

GLG 462 Environmental Geology of Cold Regions. (3) N
Geological and engineering importance of seasonal and perennially frozen ground (permafrost). Properties, distribution, and the origin of ice in the ground and its application to engineering and land utilization problems. Possible weekend field trips. Prerequisites: GLG 101 and 435 and PHY 111 and 113 or instructor approval.

GLG 470 Hydrogeology. (3) S
Geology of groundwater occurrence, aquifer and well hydraulics, water chemistry and quality, contaminant transport, remediation. Emphasis on quantitative methods. Prerequisites: GLG 101 or 103; MAT 270; PHY 121.

GLG 481 Geochemistry. (3) F
Origin and distribution of the chemical elements. Geochemical cycles operating in the earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. Cross-listed as CHM 481. Prerequisite: CHM 341 or 441 or GLG 321.

GLG 485 Meteorites and Cosmochemistry. (3) N
Chemistry of meteorites and their relationship to the origin of the earth, solar system, and universe. Cross-listed as CHM 485.

GLG 490 Topics in Geology. (1–3) F, S, SS
Special topics in a range of fields in geology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

GLG 500 Geology Colloquium. (1) F, S
Presentation of recent research by faculty and invited guests. 1 semester required for all geology graduate students. May be repeated for total of 2 semesters. Research paper required. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

GLG 501 Geology of Arizona. (3) A
Basic and historical geology, fossils, mining, energy resources, environmental problems, landscape development, and meteorites, cast in examples from Arizona. Research paper required.

GLG 504 Geology of the Grand Canyon. (2) S
Review of the discovery, history, origin, and geology of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona. 6-day field trip down the river (first 6 days after commencement in May) required at student's expense. Field research and term paper on trip also required.

GLG 510 Advanced Structural Geology. (3) N
Mechanics of rock deformation, emphasizing relationship between field observation, theory, and experiment. Stress, strain, simple constitutive relationships, failure criteria, and the basis of continuum methods. Possible field trips. Prerequisites: GLG 310 and 424 or instructor approval.

GLG 520 Advanced Physical Volcanology. (2–3) A
Selected volcanologic topics, including explosive eruption processes, lava flow mechanics, and intrusive mechanisms. Field trips possible. Prerequisite: GLG 420 or instructor approval.

GLG 524 Advanced Igneous Petrology. (3) N
Theoretical and practical aspects of the genesis of igneous rocks. Study of selected sites. Modern laboratory techniques. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, possible weekend field trips. Prerequisite: GLG 424.

GLG 525 Advanced Metamorphic Petrology. (3) N
Theoretical and laboratory study of metamorphic rocks. Processes of contact and regional metamorphism. Advanced methods and instrumentations. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, possible weekend field trips. Prerequisite: GLG 424.

GLG 561 Glacial Geology. (3) N
Properties, distribution, and origin of glacial deposits, including principles of their stratigraphy and correlation. Environmental geology problems in glaciated regions. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, some field trips during lab, possible weekend field trips. Prerequisite: GLG 362.

GLG 562 Quaternary Geology. (3) N
Geology of the Quaternary Period in both glaciated and unglaciated areas. Stratigraphy, correlation, and environmental application of Quaternary deposits. Special reference to the Southwest. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, some field trips during lab, possible weekend field trips. Prerequisite: GLG 362 or instructor approval.

GLG 581 Isotope Geochemistry. (3) N
Geochemistry and cosmochemistry of stable and radioactive isotopes; geochronology; isotope equilibria. Cross-listed as CHM 581. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

GLG 582 Physical Geochemistry. (3) N
Application of thermodynamic and kinetic principles to geochemical processes. Prerequisite: CHM 341 or 441 or GLG 321.

GLG 583 Phase Equilibria and Geochemical Systems. (3) N
Natural reactions at high temperatures and pressures; silicate, sulfide, and oxide equilibria. Cross-listed as CHM 583. Prerequisites: GLG 582; instructor approval.

GLG 598 Special Topics. (1–3) F, S, SS
Special topics in geology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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