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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2005-2007 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Geological Sciences 460 Graduate Courses  

Graduate Courses

16:460:501(S) Economic Geology (3) Geochemistry of hydrothermal ore deposits, including studies of alteration, ore mineral solubility, fluid inclusions, mass transfer, and stable and radiogenic isotopes. Feigenson. Prerequisite: 01:460:401 or 402 or equivalent.
16:460:503(F) Studies in Paleontology (3) Topics include methods and case studies in systematics, evolution and extinction, paleogeography, paleoclimate, and other topics of current interest. Emphasis on the relationship between geological and biological processes. Prerequisite: 01:460:303 or equivalent.
16:460:505(F) Sedimentary Geology (3) Topics of current interdisciplinary research in sedimentary geology. Sequence stratigraphy, facies models, sea-level change, unconformities/hiatuses, tectonics, climate change, cyclicity, evolution, mass extinctions. Prerequisite: 01:460:341.
16:460:506(S) Structure and Formation of the Earth (3) Topics of current research on the internal structure of the earth. Mantle structure, phase changes, seismic discontinuities, trace-element/isotopic properties, mineral physics, core formation, meteorites, moons, asteroids. Feigenson, Herzberg, Hewins. Prerequisites: 01:460: 302, 307, 401, or permission of instructor.
16:460:507(S) Geodynamics (3) Topics of current research in structural geology, geophysics, and tectonics. Deformation of the crust and mantle; convection in the mantle and core; the gravity and magnetic field of the earth; plate tectonics and the origin of earthquakes and volcanoes. Prerequisites: 01:460:307, 16:460:512.
16:460:508(F) Mineral Phase Relations (3) Free-energy diagrams and phase diagrams, equilibrium and kinetics, nucleation theory, undercooling, diffusion. Major groups of rock-forming minerals; comparison of laboratory data and theoretical models with assemblages, compositions, and morphologies actually observed in slowly cooled and rapidly cooled rocks. Hewins. Prerequisite: 01:460:308.
16:460:509(F) Meteoritics (3) Petrology and geochemistry of meteorites, origin of solar system, thermal history of asteroids. Hewins. Prerequisite: 01:460:302.
16:460:511(S) Petrology (3) Basic principles of thermodynamics applied to solid-solid and solid-liquid equilibria in silicate systems; igneous and metamorphic processes that structured the petrology of the earth's crust and mantle through time. Herzberg. Prerequisites: 01:460:301, 302, or equivalent.
16:460:512(S) Metamorphic Petrology (3) Principles of thermodynamics applied to the stabilities of mineral assemblages in metaigneous and metasedimentary rocks of the earth's crust; fluids in the crust; metamorphism and plate tectonics. Herzberg. Prerequisites: 01:460:301, 302, or equivalent.
16:460:513(S) Volcanology (3) Geologic settings of volcanoes; geophysical and geochemical constraints on the origin of magmas; energetics and periodicity; volcanoes and earthquakes; eruption mechanisms; volcanic hazards and prediction; geothermal power and volcanogenic ore deposits. Carr. Prerequisite: 01:460:302 or equivalent.
16:460:514(S) Depositional Environments (3) Examination of classic depositional environments, with emphasis on using modern analogues to interpret the geologic record. Sedimentary structures; cyclic sediments; facies models. Ashley. Prerequisite: 01:460:340 or equivalent.
16:460:515(F) Advanced Tectonics (3) Plate tectonic theory; quantitative analysis of plate motions on a sphere; use of paleomagnetism and seismology in tectonics; causes of plate motion. Withjack. Prerequisites: Structural geology, two terms of calculus.
16:460:516(F) Advanced Structural Geology (3) Advanced topics in structural geology, including tensor analysis of stress and strain; practical strain measurement; geometric, kinematic, and dynamic analysis of folds and fractures; seismic expression of structural styles. Schlische. Lec. 2 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Structural geology, two terms of calculus, linear algebra.
16:460:519(F) Mesozoic-Cenozoic Stratigraphy (3) Study of the Mesozoic-Cenozoic stratigraphic sequences in different basinal settings and relationship to tectonic history. Miller. Prerequisite: 01:460:304.
16:460:525(S) Marine Sedimentology (3) Examination of the physical processes of sedimentation on the continental shelf and continental slope environments. Inter- relationship between organisms and sediment, as well as envi- ronmental problems. Ashley. Prerequisite: 01:460:340 or equivalent.
16:460:526(F) Paleoceanography (3) Paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and paleogeography of marine microfossils; study of major paleoceanographic events and their relationships to stratigraphy and sedimentary facies. Miller, Rosenthal, Wright. Prerequisite: Paleontology.
16:460:528(F) Groundwater Modeling (3) Modeling of groundwater flow and associated mass/energy transport. Real examples used to formulate correct mathematical statement of problem; numerical models applied for solution. Reinfelder. Prerequisite: 01:460:428 or equivalent.
16:460:538(S) Evolutionary Paleoecology (3) Evolution of ecological systems in geologic time; application of evolutionary theory to paleoecological patterns and processes. McGhee. Prerequisite: 01:460:303 or equivalent.
16:460:541(F) Marine Geology (3) Structure and evolution of ocean basins, continental margins, and marine sediments. Miller, Wright. Prerequisite: 01:460:341 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
16:460:551(S) Isotope Geochemistry (3) Studies of stable and radiogenic isotopes in the earth's mantle and crust. The use of isotopes in age dating, source tracing, and geothermometry. Feigenson. Prerequisite: 01:460:401 or equivalent.
16:460:553(F) Paleomagnetism (3) Applications of geomagnetism and paleomagnetic techniques to geological and geophysical problems. Topics include the modern geomagnetic field, secular variation, the earth dynamo, rock magnetism, paleomagnetic studies, geomagnetic reversals, magnetostratigraphy, paleointensity variations, apparent and true polar wander, environmental magnetism, and magnetic proxies of climate change. Kent. Prerequisite: 01:460:412 or equivalent.
16:460:555(F) Geophysics I (3) Theory and application of seismic refraction, seismic reflection, deep-earth seismology, surface waves, and heat flow. Collection and interpretation of seismic data. Sheridan. Prerequisites: 01:460:307, 01:640:252, 01: 750:204, or permission of instructor.
16:460:556(S) Geophysics II (3) Theory and application of gravity, magnetics, paleomagnetics, and electrical prospecting. Measurement and interpretation of potential field anomalies. Sheridan. Prerequisites: 01:460:307, 01:640:252, 01: 750:204, or permission of instructor.
16:460:557Seismic Acquisition (3) Seismic fundamental stratigraphy.
16:460:560(S) Numerical Methods in Paleoecology (3) Digital computational methods for paleoecologists and paleontologists; measurement systems and data transformation; statistics; discrete association and gradient analytic techniques for paleoecological research. Emphasis on applied data analysis. McGhee. Prerequisites: Calculus and statistics, or permission of instructor.
16:460:561(F) Studies in Micropaleontology (3) Paleoecology and biostratigraphy of foraminifera; identification and interpretation of microscopic organic remains in rocks and sediments. Prerequisites: 01:460:303, 341.
16:460:601,602Advanced Studies in Geology (BA,BA)
16:460:611Seminar in Geology (BA) Special topics chosen each term. Course may be taken more than once.
116:460:612(F) Graduate Research Seminar (1) Presentation and discussion of current topics in geosciences, and faculty- and student-led group discussions on topics of professional development (some examples: paper authorship, reviewing papers and proposals, writing proposals, ethics and scientific fraud, funding, news about science).
16:460:655,656(F,S) Research Colloquium (1,1) Students attend weekly lectures by visiting scientists on current research in geosciences; one or more papers required on one or more of the topics covered.
16:460:701,702Research in Geology (BA,BA)
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