Integrated application of the scientific method to the earth sciences, including geologic materials, resources and processes; surface, groundwater and climate; environmental problems; and related topics. Emphasis is on Florida examples. (P)
Introduction to Earth Science Laboratory
Credits: 1; Prereq: GLY 1001.
Laboratory course providing a basic understanding of the Earth, its atmosphere and hydrosphere, and the processes that shape them. (P)
Fluvial Morphology and Processes
Credits: 3; Prereq: GEO 2200 or GLY 2010C, or instructor permission.
Examines the nature and variety of fluvial processes and the origin and modification of fluvial landforms. Includes discussion of environmental changes in rivers and human activities in drainage basins.
Exploring the Geological Sciences
Selected topics in the geological sciences. Designed for the student not majoring in science. (P)
Examination of unique episodes in the physical and biological history of the earth. (B or P)
Laboratory course providing a basic understanding of Florida's geology, geologic history, geologic resources and geologically related environmental problems. (P)
Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Other Hazards
An overview of important topics in Earth science through the examination of hazards, ranging from earthquakes and volcanoes to global warming and impacts from space. Designed for students who are not majoring in science. (P)
Materials, structures and surface features of the earth and processes which have produced them. Related laboratory demonstrations and experiences. (P)
Environmental and Engineering Geology
Hazardous geologic processes and current environmental concerns are related to the earth, the forces acting upon it and the resulting surface features and materials. Human interaction with the environment is illustrated using modern case studies. (P)
Sustainability and the Changing Earth
Course introduces planet Earth as a dynamic and complex global system which has changed due to human interaction. Course materials demonstrate physical and chemical links between the geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere that directly impact the sustainability of human lifestyles at a variety of timescales. (P)
Introduction to recent geological exploration of recent terrestrial planets and moons, comets and asteroids, focusing on comparisons of composition and tectonics on the solid planets and moons.
Credits: 4; Prereq: GLY 2010C or GLY 2030C, or instructor permission.
Evolution of the earth and its life, including the major physical events and evolutionary changes recorded in the geologic past. Related laboratory, demonstrations and exercises. (P)
Oceans and Global Climate Change
The goal of this course is for students to understand the role the oceans play in determining climate and regulating global climate change on a range of timescales from decades to millions of years. (P)
Credits: 3; Prereq: OCE 1001.
Introduction to the basic disciplines of marine sciences, including geology, chemistry, physics, biology and conservation, with an emphasis on marine research. Includes three mandatory Saturday field trips.
Credits: 4; Prereq: GLY 2010C or GLY 2030C.
An advanced examination of the geologic history of planet earth with an emphasis on North America. (P)
Geology American National Parks
Introduction to geological concepts in the context of selected US national parks. Course relates geology to the cultural aspects of these parks and present-day environmental concerns. (P)
Credits: 4; Prereq: CHM 1030 or CHM 1025, and GLY 2010C or GLY 2030C.
Concepts of crystallography, crystal chemistry, physical properties of minerals, mineral genesis and systematic study of the rock-forming or otherwise important minerals including the theory and use of the petrographic microscope for study and identification of these minerals in thin section. (P)
Overview of the origin and occurrence of earth materials with a particular emphasis on the identification and classification of minerals and rocks. Course activities involve lecture and a fully integrated laboratory component where students learn to identify and classify minerals and rocks through both macroscopic and microscopic investigation.
Credits: 4; Prereq: refer to the department.
An investigation of the history of life on earth, including aspects of invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology and paleobotany.
Geology and National Parks of the Southwest
Parklands of the U.S. Southwest. Field excursions to parks in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona integrate geology to the cultural aspects and present-day environmental concerns of these areas.
Credits: 3; Prereq: one chemistry course (e.g. CHM 1030).
Insight into current scientific, political, legal, social and economic aspects of hydrogeology.
Credits: 3; Prereq: GLY 2010C or GLY 2030C, or instructor permission.
Principles of physical and historical geology as applied to the geology and mineral resources of Florida. (P)
Credits: 4; Prereq: CHM 1025 and GLY 3200C.
Fundamental concepts, principles and data that pertain to the genesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Emphasis on mineral phase relations, interpretive petrochemistry, magma genesis and tectonic relationships.
Credits: 4; Prereq: GLY 2010C or GLY 2030C, and MAC 1147 and GLY 4552C.
Structural features of the earth, their causes, recognition and interpretation; includes the mechanics of folding, faulting and other deformations of the earth's crust.
Credits: 3; Prereq: GLY 2010C or GLY 2030C or GLY 1000, and MAC 2311 or MAC 2233.
Introduction to the basic types of geophysical data used to characterize the subsurface. Students will learn about seismic refraction and reflection, gravity, magnetics, heat flow and electromagnetic methods.
Credits: 4; Prereq: GLY 2100C or GLY 3105C, and GLY 3200C.
Basic disciplines important in understanding the origin and classification of sedimentary rocks including sedimentary petrology, sedimentology and stratigraphy.
Coastal Morphology and Processes
Credits: 3; Prereq: GEO 2200 or GLY 2010C or GLY 2030C.
Examines the nature and variety of coastal processes and the origin and modification of environmental changes along coasts and human activities in the coastal zone.
Credits: 2; Prereq: GLY 3105C or GLY 2100C, and instructor permission.
Methods and techniques used in geological fieldwork.
Credits: 6; Prereq: GLY 4750L and instructor permission.
Summer geology field camp in northern New Mexico. Application of field procedures and techniques to the solution of geologic problems and construction of geologic maps.
Credits: 1 to 7; can be repeated with a change in content up to 7 credits. Prereq: 15 credits of geology and instructor permission.
For work in addition to that offered in regular courses in mineralogy, petrology, paleontology, stratigraphy, sedimentology and structural geology.
Undergraduate Research in Geology
Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
Course provides firsthand, supervised research in Geology. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Geology.
Credits: 1 to 12; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits. Prereq: three courses in geology or instructor permission.
Lecture, conferences or laboratory sessions covering selected topics of current interest in modern geology.
History of oceanography; distribution of Earth's land and water; nature and relief of the sea's floor; physical and chemical properties of sea water; sea ice; sound in the sea; tides, currents and waves; marine sedimentation. (P)