DCMD - Courses
GEOL 681 Deep Crust and Mantle Dynamics Seminar
In addition to courses in each disciplinary research area, the DCMD group runs a seminar series, offered annually during the Fall semester, which affords faculty and students the opportunity to bring their diverse areas of expertise to bear on important problems of mutual interest. The seminars facilitate the integration of laboratory and field-based deformation studies, numerical modeling, geophysical studies, and geochemical investigations.
GEOL 643 Introduction to Electron Microprobe Analysis
This course, offered annually during the Fall semester, provides graduate students in the geological and materials sciences with basic electron beam and X-ray microanalysis theory and shows them how to apply it to analytical problems using the Cameca SX50 electron microprobe.
GEOL 689 Metamorphic Petrology
This course examines the origin and evolution of metamorphic rocks. Topics include geothermobarometry, phase equilibria, fluid-rock interaction, and the relations between metamorphic and tectonic processes.
GEOP 470 Computational Geophysics
Introduction to fundamental geophysical problems in heat and mass transport, gravity, fluid flow, and elasticity; conservation equations, constitutive equations, boundary conditions; scaling geologic problems.
GEOL 310 Planetary Geology
An introduction to planetary science. Topics include organization and composition of the solar system, including planets, satellites and asteroids; surface features and internal structures of the terrestrial planets and moons of the outer planets; the dynamic processes of planetary resurfacing, including volcanism, tectonism, weathering and impacts; the history and future of the solar system exploration.
GEOL 609 Field Geology
GEOL 645 Geochronology
GEOL 689 Rheology of Naturally Deformed Rocks
GEOL 678 Earth Science Modeling
Techniques for building, solving and analyzing numerical models applied to a wide variety of problems in geology, geochemistry, geobiology and geophysics; derivation and scaling of conservation laws; finite difference and finite element techniques and error analysis; laboratories will involve programming models in MATLAB or a high-level language.