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3000 Level Course

3303. Introduction to Geochemistry (3). Prerequisites: C or better in GEOL 3401; MATH 1451, 1452; CHEM 1308,1108 (MATH 1452 may be taken concurrently). Principles and concepts of inorganic geochemistry with an emphasis on applications of geologic and environmental problems.

4000 Level Course

4308. Techniques and Applications in Mineral Sciences (3). Prerequisites: GEOL 3401, CHEM 1308, PHYS 1403 or 1408. Fundamental and practical aspects of mineral science with application to properties of natural crystalline phases.

4405. Inorganic Geochemistry (4). Prerequisite: GCH 3303. Origin of elements and isotopes, theory and appli-cation of isotopic systems, element mobility, thermodynamics, solution geochemistry, and geochemical cycles.

5000 Level Courses

5300. Individual Studies in Geochemistry (3).  Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A structured independent graduate studies course under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.

5303. Trace Element Geochemistry (3). Theoretical basis for trace element distribution and fractionation. Trace element “fingerprints,” use of stable and radioactive isotopes and rare-earth elements in petrology.

5305. Environmental and Aqueous Geochemistry (3). Prerequisite: GCH 5405 or consent of instructor. Theoretical and applied aspects of geochemistry occurring in the upper crust. May be repeated for credit.

5308. Techniques and Applications in Mineral Sciences (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Fundamental and practical aspects of mineral science with application to properties of natural crystalline phases.

5350. Isotope Geochemistry (3). Principles of isotope chemistry as applied to the earth and solar system. Radioactive and stable isotope systematics.

5405. Inorganic Geochemistry (4). Origin of elements and isotopes. Theory and application of isotopic systems, element mobility, thermodynamics, solution geochemistry, and geochemical cycles. Back to Top