ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Geological Sciences (GLG)

GLG 101 Introduction to Geology I (Physical). (3)
fall, spring, summer
Basic principles of geology, geochemistry, and geophysics. Rocks, minerals, weathering, earthquakes, mountain building, volcanoes, water, and glaciers. Possible weekend field trips.
General Studies: SQ (if credit also earned in GLG 103), G

GLG 102 Introduction to Geology II (Historical). (3)
spring
Basic principles of applied geology and the use of these principles in the interpretation of geologic history. Possible weekend field trips. Fee. Prerequisite: GLG 101.
General Studies: SG (if credit also earned in GLG 104), H

GLG 103 Introduction to Geology I — Laboratory. (1)
fall, spring, summer
3 hours lab, some field trips. Fee. Corequisite: GLG 101.
General Studies: SQ (if credit also earned in GLG 101)

GLG 104 Introduction to Geology II — Laboratory. (1)
spring
Laboratory techniques involving map interpretation, cross sections, and fossils. 3 hours lab, possible field trips. Prerequisite: GLG 103 (or its equivalent). Corequisite: GLG 102.
General Studies: SG (if credit also earned in GLG 102)

GLG 105 Introduction to Planetary Science. (4)
spring
Solar system objects and their geologic evolution, surfaces, interiors, and atmospheres; weekly laboratory for data analysis and experiments. Lecture, lab, weekend field trip.
General Studies: SG

GLG 110 Environmental Geology. (3)
fall
Geological studies as they apply to interactions between humans and earth. Includes geological processes and hazards, resources, and global change.
General Studies: SG (if credit also earned in GLG 111), G

GLG 111 Environmental Geology Laboratory. (1)
fall
Basic geological processes and concepts. Emphasizes geology-related environmental problems concerning Arizona. Case histories, field studies, lab. Corequisite: GLG 110.
General Studies: SG (if credit also earned in GLG 110)

GLG 294 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered
Possible topics:

(a)Geology of the Planets
Fee.

GLG 300 Geology of Arizona. (3)
once a year
Basic and historical geology, fossils, mining, energy resources, environmental problems, landscape development, and meteorites, cast in examples from Arizona. Majors who have taken GLG 101 for credit may not enroll.

GLG 304 Geology of the Grand Canyon. (2)
not regularly offered
Reviews the discovery, history, origin, and geology of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona. Requires 6-day field trip down the river (first 6 days after commencement in May) at student’s expense. Requires field research and term paper on trip.

GLG 310 Structural Geology. (3)
spring
Geologic structures and the mechanical processes involved in their formation. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; possible field trips. Fee. Prerequisites: GLG 101; MAT 270 (or 290).

GLG 321 Mineralogy. (3)
fall
Crystal chemistry, crystallography, mineral identification, origin and occurrence of minerals, systematic mineralogy. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, possible field trips. Prerequisites: CHM 113; MAT 270 (or 290). Pre- or corequisite: CHM 116.

GLG 335 Paleontology. (3)
fall
Introduces concepts and analytical techniques in biogeology, paleobiology, paleoecology, and paleoenvironmental reconstruction from the fossil record. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Fee. Prerequisites: both GLG 102 and MAT 270 (or 290) or only instructor approval.

GLG 336 Invertebrate Paleontology. (3)
not regularly offered
Biology, skeletal morphology, and systematics of fossil invertebrates. One or two projects emphasizing population analysis and techniques in paleontology. Lecture, 6 hours lab, possible field trips. Fee. Prerequisite: GLG 102 or instructor approval. Pre- or corequisite for Geological Sciences majors: GLG 335.

GLG 362 Geomorphology. (3)
not regularly offered
Land forms and processes which create and modify them. Laboratory and field study of physiographic features. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, possible weekend field trips. Prerequisite: GLG 101. Pre- or corequisite: GLG 310.

GLG 400 Geology Colloquium. (1)
fall and spring
Presentation of recent research by faculty and guests. Requires written assignments. 1 semester hour required for Geological Sciences majors; may be repeated for a total of 2 semester hours. Prerequisite: 2 courses in the department or instructor approval.

GLG 405 Geology of the Moon. (3)
not regularly offered
Current theories of the origin and evolution of the moon through photogeological analyses and consideration of geochemical and geophysical constraints. Possible field trips to examine Arizona geology. Fee. Prerequisite: GLG 105 or instructor approval.

GLG 406 Geology of Mars. (3)
not regularly offered
Geological evolution of Mars through analyses of spacecraft data, theoretical modeling, and study of terrestrial analogs; emphasis on current work. Possible field trips to examine Arizona geology. Fee. Prerequisite: GLG 105 or instructor approval.

GLG 410 Computers in Geology. (3)
fall
Geological computer skills including data processing, visualization, presentation, numerical analysis, software and hardware applications. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisites: both GLG 101 and an upper-division course in geology or only instructor approval.
General Studies: CS

GLG 412 Geotectonics. (3)
not regularly offered
Earthquakes, earth’s interior, formation of oceanic and continental crust, and plate tectonics. Emphasizes current work. Prerequisite: GLG 310.

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

GLG 418 Geophysics. (3)
fall
Solid earth geophysics; geomagnetism, gravity, seismology, heat flow. Emphasis on crust and upper mantle. Prerequisites: a combination of GLG 310 and MAT 272 and PHY 131 or only instructor approval.

GLG 419 Geodynamics. (3)
not regularly offered
Emphasis on application of continuum principles to geological problems, including lithospheric stresses, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and rock rheology. Prerequisite: PHY 131.

GLG 420 Volcanology. (3)
once a year
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. Fee. Prerequisite: GLG 424.

GLG 424 Petrology. (3)
fall
Origin of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Optical mineralogy, hand specimen identification, and thin-section analysis. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, possible weekend field trips. Fee. Prerequisite: GLG 321.

GLG 435 Sedimentology. (3)
spring
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. Fee. Prerequisites: GLG 102, 321.

GLG 441 Ore Deposits. (3)
not regularly offered
Origin, occurrence, structure, and mineralogy of ore deposits. Possible weekend field trips. Fee. Prerequisite: GLG 424 or instructor approval.

GLG 451 Field Geology I. (3)
spring
Geological mapping techniques using topographic maps and aerial photos. Intensive field-based instruction. Lab. Prerequisites: GLG 310, 321.
General Studies: L

GLG 452 Field Geology II. (3)
summer
Continuation of GLG 451. Lab. Prerequisite: GLG 451.
General Studies: L

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

GLG 456 Cordilleran Regional Geology. (3)
not regularly offered
Systematic coverage through space and time of the geological development of western North America, emphasizing the western United States. Fee. Prerequisite: senior major or graduate student in Geological Sciences or instructor approval.

GLG 470 Hydrogeology. (3)
spring
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)
spring
Origin and distribution of the chemical elements. Geochemical cycles operating in the earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. Cross-listed as CHM 481. Credit is allowed for only CHM 481 or GLG 481. Prerequisite: CHM 341 (or 346) or GLG 321.

GLG 484 Geology Internship. (3)
fall and spring
Assist in teaching fifth-grade students a simplified version of GLG 103 using hands-on activities.

GLG 485 Meteorites and Cosmochemistry. (3)
not regularly offered
Chemistry of meteorites and their relationship to the origin of the earth, solar system, and universe. Cross-listed as CHM 485. Credit is allowed for only CHM 485 or GLG 485.

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

GLG 495 Undergraduate Thesis. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Guided research culminating in the completion and presentation of an undergraduate thesis based on supervised research. Independent study. Prerequisite: GLG 499 (3 hours); formal conference with instructor; instructor and department chair approval.

GLG 499 Individualized Instruction. (1 – 3)
not regularly offered

GLG 500 Geology Colloquium. (1)
fall and spring
Presentation of recent research by faculty and invited guests. 1 semester required for all Geological Sciences graduate students. May be repeated for a total of 2 semester hours. Requires research paper. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

GLG 501 Geology of Arizona. (3)
once a year
Basic and historical geology, fossils, mining, energy resources, environmental problems, landscape development, and meteorites, cast in examples from Arizona. Requires research paper.

GLG 504 Geology of the Grand Canyon. (2)
not regularly offered
Reviews the discovery, history, origin, and geology of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona. Requires 6-day field trip down the river (first 6 days after commencement in May) at student’s expense. Requires field research and term paper on trip.

GLG 510 Advanced Structural Geology. (3)
not regularly offered
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. Fee. Prerequisites: both GLG 310 and 424 or only instructor approval.

GLG 520 Advanced Physical Volcanology. (2 – 3)
not regularly offered
Selected volcanologic topics, including explosive eruption processes, lava flow mechanics, and intrusive mechanisms. Possible field trips. Fee. Prerequisite: GLG 420 or instructor approval.

GLG 524 Advanced Igneous Petrology. (3)
not regularly offered
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. Fee. Prerequisite: GLG 424.

GLG 581 Isotope Geochemistry. (3)
not regularly offered
Geochemistry and cosmochemistry of stable and radioactive isotopes; geochronology; isotope equilibria. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

GLG 582 Physical Geochemistry. (3)
not regularly offered
Applies thermodynamic and kinetic principles to geochemical processes. Prerequisite: CHM 341 (or 346) or GLG 321.

GLG 583 Phase Equilibria and Geochemical Systems. (3)
not regularly offered
Natural reactions at high temperatures and pressures; silicate, sulfide, and oxide equilibria. Cross-listed as CHM 583. Credit is allowed for only CHM 583 or GLG 583. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

GLG 591 Seminar. (1 – 3)
fall, spring, summer
Topics in a range of fields in geology. May be repeated for credit. Fee. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

GLG 592 Research. (1 – 12)
fall, spring, summer

GLG 598 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall, spring, summer
Special topics in geological sciences. May be repeated for credit. Possible topics:

(a)Advanced Field Geology. (1 – 3)
Fee.
(b)Clastic Sedimentology and Petrology. (1 – 3)
Fee.
(c)Cordilleran Regional Geology. (1 – 3)
Fee.
(d)Fundamental Planetary Geology. (1 – 3)
(e)Geology of Mars. (1 – 3)
Fee.
(f)Methods in Geoscience Teaching. (1 – 3)
(g)Ore Deposits. (1 – 3)
Fee.
(h)Orogenic Systems. (1 – 3)
(i)Petrology-Petrography. (1 – 3)
Fee.
(j)Principles of Stratigraphy. (1 – 3)
Fee.
(k)Remote Sensing. (1 – 3)
(l)Sedimentology. (1 – 3)
Fee.
(m)Volcanology. (1 – 3)
Fee.
Prerequisite: instructor approval.

GLG 599 Thesis. (1 – 12)
fall, spring, summer

GLG 792 Research. (1 – 12)
fall, spring, summer

GLG 799 Dissertation. (1 – 15)
fall, spring, summer

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