Geology (GLY)

GLY 510 Big Bend Field Excursion2 Credit hours   

Field trip to Big Bend National Park, Texas to study the structure, stratigraphy, igneous geology, metamorphic geology, paleontology and natural history of this national park.

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GLY 518 Invertebrate Paleontology4 Credit hours   

Taxonomy, morphology, and paleoecology of body and trace fossils representing the major invertebrate phyla; analysis and interpretation of faunal assemblages; evolution and extinction of species. (PR: GLY 201)

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GLY 521 Petrology4 Credit hours   

Identification and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, their origin and occurrence; their geologic and economic. 2 lec-4 lab.

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GLY 523 Sedimentary Petrography4 Credit hours   

Megascopic and microscopic identification and a depositional and post-depositional interpretation of the sedimentary rocks. 3 lec-2 lab.

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GLY 525 Geochemistry4 Credit hours   

Introduction to the principles of geochemistry. The appli- cation of chemistry to the study of the earth and to geologic problems. Laboratory work includes analysis of rocks, soils, and waters.

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GLY 527 Fossil Fuels4 Credit hours   

The origin and occurrence of petroleum, coal, and natural gas; the relationships of accumulations to depositional environments and structural history; methods used in exploration, evaluation and recovery. 3 lec-2 lab.

Pre-req: GLY 200.

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GLY 530 Computer Methods Geology4 Credit hours   

The computer will be used for compilation, reduction, data analysis and modelling from a wide range of geological problems. Existing and student developed programs will be used.

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GLY 551 Principles Geomorphology4 Credit hours   

Identification and analysis of the earth's surficial features in terms of stratigraphy, structure, processes, tectonics, and time. 3 lec - 2 lab.

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GLY 555 Hydrogeology3 Credit hours   

The properties of water, the hydrologic cycle with emphasis on surface and groundwater processes. The uses, needs and problems associated with water resources.

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GLY 555L Hydrogeology Laboratory1 Credit hour   

Laboratory and field experiments studying principles and concepts of hydrology. 2 lab.

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GLY 556 Environmental Geology4 Credit hours   

Consideration of risks posed by natural geo-hazards and from physical/chemical contamination of geological media.

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GLY 557 Engineering Geology4 Credit hours   

Consideration of geotechnical problems faced by geologists and engineers. Major topics include mechanics and classification of soil and rock, and geotechnical aspects of groundwater.

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GLY 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 640 Physical Aspects Geology1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 641 Biological Aspect Geology1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 642 Chemical Aspects Geology1-4 Credit hours   
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GLY 681 Thesis1-6 Credit hours   
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