Geology

Office: 0224 Old Main; 313-577-2506
Chairperson: David Njus
Academic Services Officers: Cody Bailey, David Lowrie
http://www.clas.wayne.edu/Geology/

BASKARAN, MARK: Ph.D., Physical Research Laboratory; M.S., M.K. University; B.S., V.H.N.S.N. College; Professor

BROWNLEE, SARAH J.: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., Princeton University; Assistant Professor

HOWARD, JEFFREY L.: Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Associate Professor

GEL 5000 Geological Site Assessment Cr. 4

Geologic methods for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. Application of geostatistics to site characterization. Offered Biannually.

Prerequisites: ([GEL 1010 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [GEL 1000 with a minimum grade of D-])

GEL 5120 Environmental Geochemistry Cr. 4

Survey of some of the geochemical interactions which take place in Earth environments (water, soils, atmosphere, etc.) brought about by natural and human-induced chemical processes. Offered Biannually.

Course Material Fees: $20

GEL 5150 Soils and Soil Pollution Cr. 4

Physical, chemical and mineralogical properties and classification of soils. Behavior of pollutants in soils and methods for reclamation. Offered Spring/Summer.

GEL 5210 Applied Geophysics Cr. 4

Introduction to applied geophysical methods used in subsurface exploration. Students will learn the basics of near-surface seismic, gravity, magnetic, electrical resistivity, and electromagnetic methods and data analysis. Offered Biannually.

Prerequisites: ([PHY 2130 with a minimum grade of D- and PHY 2140 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [PHY 2170 with a minimum grade of D- and PHY 2180 with a minimum grade of D-])

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

GEL 5420 Mathematical Methods in Earth Science Cr. 4

An introduction to mathematical methods in Earth Science focusing on an introduction to programming in Matlab, using statistical methods, Monte Carlo, and building towards finite difference numerical methods. Offered Biannually.

GEL 5450 Hydrogeology Cr. 4

Characteristics and behavior of groundwater in earth materials. Principles of groundwater flow and solute transport. Introduction to numerical models and methods. Offered Biannually.

GEL 5490 Glacial Geology of North America Cr. 4

Survey treatment of glacial processes; emphasis on the impact of the Laurentide Ice Sheet on the Great Lakes region. Course is offered at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. Offered Irregularly.

GEL 5510 Environmental Fate and Transport of Pollutants Cr. 4

Basic principles of chemical behavior in the environment; sources, fate, and transport of contaminants. Offered Winter.

Prerequisites: ([CHM 1220 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [CHM 1240 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [CHM 1230 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [CHM 1250 with a minimum grade of D-]) AND ([MAT 2010 with a minimum grade of D-])

GEL 5600 Special Topics in Geology Cr. 4

Subjects of general interest to geology majors. Topics may include: mapping; soil and groundwater pollution; petroleum geology; engineering geology; mathematical methods in Earth Science; or others. Offered Irregularly.

GEL 5993 (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Geology Cr. 0

Disciplinary writing assignments under the direction of faculty member. Must be selected in conjunction with course designated as corequisite. See section listing in Schedule of Classes for corequisites available each term. Satisfies the University General Education Writing Intensive Course in the Major requirement. Required for all majors. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

GEL 6400 Nuclear Geology Cr. 4

Introduction to various physical and chemical age-dating methods applied to geological and cosmological objects. Offered Biannually.

Prerequisites: ([PHY 2130 with a minimum grade of D- and PHY 2140 with a minimum grade of D-] OR [PHY 2170 with a minimum grade of D- and PHY 2180 with a minimum grade of D-]) AND ([CHM 1220 with a minimum grade of D- and CHM 1230 with a minimum grade of D-]) AND ([GEL 1010 with a minimum grade of D-])

GEL 6500 Economic Geology Cr. 4

Geology, tectonic setting and genesis of metallic and nonmetallic mineral and hydrocarbon deposits. Resource economics and environmental issues related to resource extraction. Check with instructor for field trip destination; field trip to Canada frequently part of course. Offered Biannually.

GEL 7990 Directed Study in Geology Cr. 2-8

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

GEL 7997 Research in Geology Cr. 3-4

Independent work in laboratory or field. Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeatable for 8 Credits

GEL 8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction Cr. 1-8

Offered Every Term.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a class of Candidate Masters, enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.