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Fall 2013-2014
GEO 505   No Audit

Fundamentals of the Geosciences I

Michael L. Bender
Adam C. Maloof
David M. Medvigy
Tullis C. Onstott
Jorge L. Sarmiento
Jeroen Tromp
Bess B. Ward

A year-long survey, in sequence, of fundamental papers in the geosciences. Topics in 505 (Fall) include the origin and interior of the Earth, plate tectonics, geodynamics, the history of life on Earth, the composition of the Earth, its oceans and atmospheres, past climate. Topics in 506 (Spring) include present and future climate, biogeochemical processes in the ocean, geochemical cycles, orogenies, thermochronology, rock fracture and seismicity. A core course for all beginning graduate students in the geosciences.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Requirements/Grading:
Other Exam - 100%

Other Requirements:
GEO Graduate Students Only.

Other information:
Course is taught by 6 different professors, each taking a 2 week term. The final is a combination of all their class work compiled together.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20178 S01 9:00 am - 9:50 am M   Guyot Hall   154   Enrolled:8 Limit:20
20178 S01 2:00 pm - 4:50 pm F   Guyot Hall   154   Enrolled:8 Limit:20