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Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences

ESCI 799 (01) - Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   1  
CRN: 51151
Students work under the direction of a faculty sponsor to plan and carry out independent research resulting in an oral presentation and a written thesis. Research projects should include the development of a research question; collection analysis, and synthesis of data; and interpretation and presentation of results. A copy of the written thesis must be submitted to the Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences prior to graduation. A total of 4 credits is required and may be completed over multiple semesters.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.
Only listed colleges in section: Engineering&Physical Sciences
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Robert Letscher
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 Hours Arranged TBA
Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences

ESCI 801 (01) - Quantitative Methods in Earth Sciences

Methods in Earth Science

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   2  
CRN: 56665
Introduces quantitative tools necessary for upper level Earth Science courses. Incudes basic statistical descriptions of spatially and temporally varying data, curve fitting, and time-series analysis with emphasis on atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial data sets. Students learn to construct simple numerical models of Earth Systems. Instruction in data and analysis and modeling in Python. One year of calculus and at least one semester of intermediate Earth Science required.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Cross listed with : ESCI 701.01, ESCI 701.02
Instructors: James Pringle
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MWF 12:10pm - 1:00pm JAMS 254
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 M 1:10pm - 3:30pm JAMS 221
Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences

ESCI 826 (01) - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 56666
Special Fees: $35.00
This course focuses on the origin and evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks from field, petrographic mineral chemistry, experimental, and theoretical studies. Igneous systems include volcanic and plutonic suites, with emphasis on mineralogic records of magma chamber systematics. Metamorphic systems include pelitic, mafic, and calc silicate rocks, with special emphasis on closed- and open-system reactions, multi-systems, reaction space, and pressure-temperature-time paths. Intermediate courses in petrology, calculus, chemistry, and physics required. Field trips. Lab.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Jo Laird
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm JAMS 252
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 F 1:10pm - 3:30pm JAMS 252
Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences

ESCI 852 (01) - Chemical Oceanography

Chemical Oceanography

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 53017
This course investigates the physical and biogeochemical processes that determine the composition of seawater. Topics include biological effects on chemistry, ocean nutrient cycles, air-sea gas exchange, radiogenic and stable isotopes as tracers of ocean processes, sediment and trace-metal chemistry. One year each of calculus and chemistry required.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Cross listed with : ESCI 752.01
Instructors: Robert Letscher
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm JAMS 254
Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences

ESCI 854 (01) - Sedimentology

Sedimentology

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 56667
Special Fees: $35.00
This course focuses on modern sedimentary processes and ancient sedimentary records through the examination, identification, and interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Topics such as sediment transport mechanisms, depositional environments, and time in sedimentary records will provide a strong framework for any student studying Earth processes and sedimentary systems.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: Joel Johnson
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm JAMS 254
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 W 1:10pm - 3:00pm JAMS 252
Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences

ESCI 869 (01) - Marine Geology and Geophysics for Hydrographic Surveyors

Marine Geosci for Hydrography

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 54023
This course provides an overview of the geology, physiography, and sediments of the ocean basins, continental margins, shelves and coastal zone, formation and distribution of sediments, major substrate types, and gravity and magnetic fields. It introduces the main marine geophysical techniques (seismics, gravity, magnetics) and describes their methodology and derived information content. The course is designed to meet the marine geology and geophysics requirement for the Category A FIG/IHO/ICA Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 9:40am - 11:00am CHASE 130
Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences

ESCI 871 (01) - Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping

Geodesy & Position Ocean Map

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   9  
CRN: 50889
The science and technology of acquiring, managing, and displaying geographically-referenced information; the size and shape of the earth, datums and projections; determination of precise positioning of points on the earth and the sea , including classical terrestrial-based methods and satellite-based methods; shoreline mapping, nautical charting and electronic charts. One year of each calculus and physics required.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): OE 871
Instructors: Semme Dijkstra
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am CHASE 130
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 R 2:10pm - 6:00pm CHASE 130
Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences

ESCI 875 (01) - Advanced Topics in Ocean Mapping

Adv Topics in Ocean Mapping

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 51447
The second of two courses covering the principles and practices of hydrography and ocean mapping. In this course the following topics are covered: Verification and Field QA/QC, Water Levels (Tides); Mapping Standards; Survey Planning, Execution and Reporting; Terrain Analysis; Optical Remote Sensing; Data Presentation; Seafloor Characterization; Electronic Navigational Charts; Hydrography for Nautical Charting, Product Liability and contracts; and the United Nations Common Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). One year each of calculus and physics required.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): ESCI 872 and (ESCI 874 or OE 874) and MATH 831 May be taken concurrently
Equivalent(s): OE 875
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm CHASE 130
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 T 1:10pm - 5:00pm CHASE 130
Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences

ESCI 878 (01) - Remote Sensing Earth & Environmental Sciences

Earth/Envi Sci Remote Sensing

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   11  
CRN: 53370
Remote sensing provides insight to spatial and temporal aspects of environmental and Earth systems. Students will examine digital image processing techniques, different sensor and platform technologies, and new trends and frontiers in remote sensing science. Weekly laboratory exercises build upon conceptual knowledge, data processing skills, and development of programming skills. Applied research questions and projects will use Google Earth Engine. Hyperspectral, lidar, and unmanned aerial systems will be presented. Course in earth sciences or natural resources required.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): GSS 817
Instructors: Michael Palace
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 TR 9:40am - 11:00am JAMS 221
Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences

ESCI 895 (02) - Topics

Topics/Southwest US

Credits: 1.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 56668
Study on an individual or group basis in geologic, hydrologic, or oceanographic problems, under members of the graduate staff. Topics include: geochemistry, geomorphology, geophysics; glaciology; groundwater, structural, and regional geology; crystallography, mineralogy; petrology; thermodynamics; ore deposits; earth resource policy; paleontology; sedimentation; stratigraphy; water resources management; chemical, physical, and geological oceanography; earth systems; earth science teaching methods.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
Cross listed with : ESCI 795.02
Instructors: Matt Davis, Sophie Coulson
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 T 5:10pm - 6:00pm JAMS 254
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