Undergraduates prepare to hoist sail on a field course with Prof. David Archer to study physical and chemical oceanography on the North Atlantic.
Students in GEOS24705 ("Energy: Science, Technology, and Human Usage") looking at advanced diesel engines at the Argonne National Laboratory's Locomotive Engine Research Program. Other course field trips included visits to coal-fired and nuclear power plants, a cogeneration facility, and the BP Whiting oil refinery (fourth largest in the nation, producing 4.5 billion gallons of fuel a year).
Geosci 302 is our introductory graduate course offered to all incoming graduate students as a way of introducing them to departmental life. This class offers a chance for 1st year graduate student to get to know each other, and the faculty, while being introduced to the wide variety of research conducted within the department.
In addition to courses, seminars and journal clubs provide important alternative opportunities for learning.
Graduate Student Nanxi Bian prepares samples for the ion probe as part of her reading and research course with Prof. Pam Martin.
Students set up a GPS Receiver on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica as part of a reading and research class.
2010-2011 and 2011-2012 Proposed Courses
To see day and time listings for courses on offer, please refer to the Time Schedules.
Helpful Courses outside our Department
Below is a list of courses current students have found helpful
20000-20100. This analysis sequence is designed for students intending to major in the physical sciences
22000. Statistical Methods and Their Applications
33000. Mathematical Methods of Physics. Topics include complex analysis, linear algebra, differential equations, boundary value problems, and special functions.
26100. Quantum Mechanics
26300. Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics
26800. Computational Chemistry and Biology
22000 Stat Methods and Applications
33600 Time Dependent Data
Reconstructing the Tree of Life (former title: Systematic Biology)
Little Red School House
General CoursesScientific Illustration