Advanced Search Summary Pointe du Hoc overlooking the English Channel in Normandy, France was host to one of the most important military engagements of World War II but is vulnerable to cliff collapses that threaten important German fortifications including the forward observation post OP and Rudder's command post.
Zentner, Field Geology General Departmental Information Geosciences encompass the scientific study of the origin and evolution of the earth. Energy, mineral and water resources, geologic hazards, pollution of natural waters, and earthquake prediction are just a few of the pressing societal concerns that are addressed by geoscientists.
The geology program has two major parts: Field, laboratory, and computer skills are essential to the study of geology. Research in the geosciences is active and varied, with faculty and students interacting closely. Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees are offered in geology.
A Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences is also offered, and is intended for future school teachers. Minors in Geology and Earth Sciences are also available to supplement careers in other fields.
Students who declare a major in geology must register with the department and work out a specific program of studies with the chairperson or an assigned advisor. Course programs can be tailored to the student's needs and interests with the aid of an academic advisor.
Other course requirements may be modified in cases where past performance indicates superior ability. Students are expected to take a math placement exam and begin work on allied science and math requirements upon entry to the major. Bachelor of Science Major The B. This program assures adequate preparation in the basic physical sciences and breadth in the geosciences, so that students are well prepared for graduate school and have flexibility in career decisions.
Bachelor of Arts Major The B. Election of this major will allow students to choose supporting courses from disciplines such as computer science, mathematics, and physics or other physical or biological sciences, or from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, environmental studies, or geography.
CHEM and It does not constitute preparation for a career in geology. Senior and junior high school teachers may wish to accompany this major with another endorsable area to obtain certification. Students who declare a major in Earth Science must work with advisors in the Departments of Geology and Education to develop a program of study.
An introduction emphasizing the origin and nature of the common rocks, and the continually changing features of the earth's crust.
Four lectures per week. Physical Geology Laboratory 1. Prerequisite, concurrent enrollment in GEOL or Application of map study to geological processes and land forms, identification of rocks and minerals. Two hours laboratory per week. May require field trips. Geology of National Parks 4.
Fundamentals of geology applied to selected national parks in North America. Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Civilization 5. The role of natural geologic processes such as volcanoes, earthquakes and climate change in shaping the earth, the environment and human civilization.
Four hour lecture per week plus required field trips.US students prepared for careers in global workplace Students choose education/careers in international geoscience Hydrogeology Land-slides Common to all research EDU-CATION Workshops: Magma Volume Estimates at Santiaguito and Pacaya Volcanoes, Guatemala, Using Digital Elevation Models,” Bulletin of Volcanology.
Gross, EL, JS Gierke. Volcanology is the scientific study of volcanoes, lava, magma, and related geological, geophysical and geochemical phenomena. A volcanic hazard refers to any potentially dangerous volcanic process like lava flows, pyroclastic flows, and ash.
The complex stratigraphy at Pointe du Hoc, including the clay-silt soils, calcarenites, hard sandstones, bioclastic limestones and marls, in addition to the extreme topography and dense cultural clutter, render electrical geophysics and the interpretation of resistivity tomograms very challenging.
Geophysics and Seismology. Paleontology. Hydrology and Water Resources Science. Geochemistry and Petrology. Oceanography, Chemical and Physical. Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other. Atomic/Molecular Physics.
Elementary Particle Physics.
Plasma and High-Temperature Physics. Nuclear Physics. Optics/Optical Sciences. Geological Sciences. We offer Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in geological sciences.
Active research in the school covers a wide variety of disciplines under the direction of an extraordinary faculty. Earth Sciences - Home. The Department of Earth Sciences is located in the Queens Building. Our main point of contact is the Departmental Office which can be reached at the following address.