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GLG 100 Introductory Geology
Fundamental physical and historical concepts in geology, including dynamics of the earth. You may take either GLG 100 and 100L or GLG 101 and 103 or GLG 110 and 110L or GLG 112 and 112L for credit. Letter grade only.
3 GLG 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 100L Introductory Geology Lab
Must be taken concurrently with GLG 100. 2 hrs. lab plus field trips. You may take either GLG 100 and 100L or GLG 101 and 103 for credit. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 GLG 100 - Level Lab Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 101 Physical Geology
Fundamental physical aspects of the earth's crust; rocks and minerals, structures, landforms and their origin. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 GLG 100 - Level Science and Applied Science SUN Scientific Inquiry
GLG 102 Historical Geology
Chronological sequence of events in the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 GLG 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 103 Physical Geology Lab
3 hrs. lab plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 GLG 100 - Level Lab Science SUN Scientific Inquiry
GLG 104 Historical Geology Lab
Must be taken concurrently with GLG 102. 3 hrs. lab plus field trips. Letter grade only.
1 GLG 100 - Level Lab Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 107 Oceanography
Geologic, chemical, physical, and biologic properties of the marine environment and the description and origin of ocean basins. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 GLG 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 112 Geologic Disasters
Geologic processes and hazards affecting humans. Topics include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides, floods, subsidence, meteorite impacts, and climate changes. You may take either GLG 100 and GLG100L or GLG 101 and 103 or GLG 110 and 110L or GLG 112 and 112L for credit. Letter grade only.
3 GLG 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 112L Geologic Disasters Lab
Must be taken concurrently with GLG 112. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 GLG 100 - Level Lab Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 112R Geologic Hazards Recitation
Optional recitation section covering problem-solving techniques in geology. Not available for credit in the major or minor. Pass-fail only.
1 GLG 100 - Level
GLG 115 Climate Change
Evolution of the Earth's climate and the causes of climate change, including global warming. Cross-listed with ENV 115. Letter grade only.
3 GLG 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 190 The Planets
Outline of the current understanding of the planets, emphasizing their geology and the processes involved in their formation and evolution. Letter grade only.
3 GLG 100 - Level Science and Applied Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 190L The Planets Lab
Must be taken concurrently with GLG 190. 3 hrs. lab plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 GLG 100 - Level Lab Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 199 Special Topics
Foundations of intellectual inquiry. In-depth study of a substantive problem. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-3 GLG 100 - Level
GLG 201 Ancient Life
Changing environments and the development of life through past ages as revealed by the study of fossil remains of the animal and plant kingdoms. 3 hrs. lecture plus lab experience, which includes field investigations and observation of fossils. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 200 - Level Lab Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 202 Dinosaurs
A review of dinosaur evolution, their taxonomy, ecology, and physiology, and how basic scientific techniques are used to understand them. Letter grade only.
3 GLG 200 - Level Science and Applied Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 208 Fieldwork Experience
Supervised field experience in an appropriate organization for students who have a limited background in a discipline. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.
1-6 GLG 200 - Level
GLG 225 Paleontology
Principles and methods of invertebrate paleontology including classification, morphology, evolution, and distribution in time and space of fossil organisms. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab, plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 200 - Level
GLG 240 Introduction To Field Methods And Report Writing
Introduces geological field methods; emphasis on sedimentary and volcanic rocks, faults, and folds through lectures, labs, and field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 GLG 200 - Level
GLG 259 Principles Of Geomorphology
Interpretation of the development, history, and significance of landforms. Cross-listed with GSP 259. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 GLG 200 - Level
GLG 259L Principles Of Geomorphology Laboratory
Laboratory- and field-based exercises in landform analysis. 3 hr. lab and weekend field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
1 GLG 200 - Level
GLG 265 Earthquakes
Introductory survey of the development of thought about earthquakes. Includes early ideas as well as modern scientific techniques applied to study earthquakes. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 GLG 200 - Level Science and Applied Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 265L Earthquakes Lab
A lab practical experience for understanding earthquakes and earthquake hazards utilizing seismic data in solving applied problems. Three hour lab plus field trip. Letter grade only.
1 GLG 200 - Level Lab Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 299 Special Topics
In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. A specific topic may be offered under this course line no more than three times.
1-3 GLG 200 - Level
GLG 304 Geology Of Arizona
Geologic evolution of Arizona is interpreted from its rocks, structural features, fossils, and landforms, including natural resources and environmental geology. 3 hrs. lecture plus lab/field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 300 - Level Lab Science Scientific Inquiry
GLG 309 Earth Materials
Overview of the origin, occurrence, and chemical and physical properties of common rock-forming minerals; mineral determination using hand specimen, microscopic, and other analytical methods. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 300 - Level
GLG 315 Petrology
Origins of igneous and metamorphic rocks; analysis in hand specimen and thin section. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab, plus field trips. Letter grade only.
4 GLG 300 - Level
GLG 315H Petrology - Honors
Origins of igneous and metamorphic rocks; analysis in hand specimen and thin section. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab, plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 300 - Level
GLG 324 Sedimentology And Stratigraphy
Macroscopic study of sediments and sedimentary rocks, including origin, facies analysis, and basic stratigraphic principles and practices. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab, plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 300 - Level
GLG 340 Intermediate Geologic Field Methods
This course is designed to develop and expand the geologic field skills learned in GLG 240 and apply them to more complex mapping areas. We will emphasize field mapping and interpretation of both small and large-scale rock relationships to deduce their geologic history, and the use of geographic information science (GIS) to visualize and represent geologic data. Letter grade only.
1 GLG 300 - Level
GLG 350W Geologic Communication And Topics
Scientific writing, critical reading, and effective oral communication centered around a topic of broad interest in earth science. Emphasizes conveying scientific data proficiently in writing and orally, with effective visuals. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisites: ENG 105, admission to the geology program, and completion of 17 hours of geology coursework, or instructor's consent.
3 GLG 300 - Level Junior Writing Requirement Effective Writing
GLG 360 Applied Geology
An application of the theory of geologic materials, methods, and processes to understand the interactions of humans with Earth systems. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 300 - Level
GLG 389 Cooperative Education
Individualized preplanned cooperative employment experience related to your field of study or career objectives. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit. Fee required.
1-12 GLG 300 - Level
GLG 399 Special Topics
In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem within a program of study. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.
1-3 GLG 300 - Level
GLG 408 Field Work Experience
Individualized supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit.
1-12 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 435 Structural Geology
Principles of deformation of solids; recognition, interpretation, and representation of geologic structures. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab, plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 439 Advanced Geologic Field Methods I
Course focuses on gathering and interpreting geologic data in the field. Projects may include fieldwork in sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks, geophysics, hydrogeology, and surficial deposits. Involves one to two weeks during Winter term and includes a GIS component. Letter grade only.
1 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 440C Advanced Geologic Field Methods II
Gathering and interpreting geologic data in the field in complex sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks and in surficial deposits. Explores relationship between bedrock structure and hydrogeology. Letter grade only.
4 GLG 400 - Level Senior Capstone
GLG 440CH Advanced Geologic Field Methods II - Honors
Gathering and interpreting geologic data in the field in complex sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks and in surficial deposits. Explores relationship between bedrock structure and hydrogeology. Letter grade only.
4 GLG 400 - Level Senior Capstone
GLG 445C Earth Science Capstone
The course will review the major principles of geology as presented in the BSEd degree, test for knowledge of these principles, and reinforce students' content knowledge understanding. Letter grade only.
1 GLG 400 - Level Senior Capstone
GLG 450 Principles Of Applied Geology
This course is designed to prepare students for the theory necessary to practice as a registered professional geologist in the State of Arizona. Letter grade only.
2 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 451 Hydrogeology
Aquifer types and hydrologic properties; physical laws and mathematical equations of subsurface flow; recharge and discharge; analyses of groundwater flow systems. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab, plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 460 Introduction To Applied Geophysics
Much of our knowledge of the internal structure of the Earth stems from geophysical observations made at its surface. These observations have a broad range of applications that relate to fields such as engineering, hydrology, hazard assessment, geology, and archeology. In this course we will cover the basic theory behind these geophysical imaging techniques, their relevance/application to common geologic problems, and apply many of these techniques in the field. Co-convened with GLG 560. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only.
4 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 470 Physics And Chemistry Of Earth
Global synthesis of the physics and chemistry of Earth in the context of modern principles and methods. Letter grade only.
3 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 475 Environmental Geochemistry
This course is an introduction to the field of aquatic geochemistry or hydrogeochemistry as applied to Environmental problems in society. There are generally two types of senior level or graduate level aquatic geochemistry courses, those emphasizing quantifying processes at the microscopic and atomic scales, with an emphasis on laboratory investigations, and those emphasizing processes at the ecosystem level with an emphasis on field investigations. This course is of the latter type. The material covered over the course of the semester will draw upon both chemistry and geology. Co-convened with GLG 575. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only.
4 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 485 Undergraduate Research
Original research under the supervision of a research adviser. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Department consent required.
1-6 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 490 Senior Thesis
Research project and thesis done in senior year under supervision of a faculty member. By permission of faculty member only. Department consent required. Letter grade only.
1-6 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 497 Independent Study
Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit. Please complete the Independent Study Proposal form and obtain signatures of approval BEFORE registering. https://policy.nau.edu/policy/Documents/Independent_Study_Form_FINAL.pdf
1-6 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 499 Contemporary Developments
Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area. Letter grade only. No repeat limit.
1-3 GLG 400 - Level
GLG 516 Petrologic Phase Equilibria
Theory and application of quantitative methods in petrology, focusing on methods useful for ascertaining the physical conditions under which rocks form. Letter grade only.
3 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 520 Volcanology
Volcanic eruption and depositional mechanisms, origin of volcanic features, and research methods in volcanology. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 530 Vertebrate Paleontology
History of vertebrate organisms from the earliest fish to birds and mammal-like reptiles. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 537 Quaternary Geology
Introduces Pleistocene geology and glaciation, pluvial conditions, hydrology, stratigraphy, and geomorphology. 3 hrs. lecture, field trips. Letter grade only.
3 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 542 Advanced Structural Geology
Advanced study of deformation of Earth's crust. Stress and strain theory, deformation mechanisms, geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of orogenic belts. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 560 Introduction To Applied Geophysics
Surveys the principles and methods of exploration geophysics as applied to geologic problems. Co-convened with GLG 460. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 561 Regional Tectonics
Geologic principles, plate tectonic theory applied to the interpretation of geologic history on a regional scale. 3 hrs. lecture, field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 565 Introduction To Solid Earth Geophysics
Surveys the principles and methods of geophysics as applied to the study of the earth: its origin, history, and internal constitution. Letter grade only.
3 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 565H Introduction To Solid Earth Geophysics - Honors
Surveys the principles and methods of geophysics as applied to the study of the earth: its origin, history, and internal constitution. Letter grade only.
3 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 570 Geochemistry: Earth As A Chemical System
A broad overview of formation and evolution of the solar system, solid Earth, and natural waters from the perspective of the origin, distribution, and behavior of the elements. Lecture and lab activities will investigate practical aspects of geochemistry, including crystal and solution chemistry, trace element and isotope geochemistry, and mineral stability. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only.
4 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 572 Stable Isotope Geochemistry
In this course you should learn about applications of stable isotope data to solving problems in Earth and environmental science, including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, the atmosphere and the biosphere. The focus will be on low-temperature applications, but the same principles can be applied in metamorphic and igneous systems. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: One year of inorganic chemistry. One year of calculus is recommended.
3 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 575 Environmental Geochemistry
Introduces equilibrium and kinetic processes responsible for the chemical composition of natural fresh, saline, and hypersaline surface and ground waters; application of these processes to geologic problems including diagenesis, weathering, and mineral deposits. Co-convened with GLG 475. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 593 Public In-service Workshop
Topical instruction involving exchange of ideas, practical methods, skills, and principles. You may count up to 6 hours of 593 toward your graduate program. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit.
1-3 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 599 Contemporary Developments
Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study. May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number. Pass-fail or letter grade. No repeat limit.
1-3 GLG 500 - Level
GLG 612 Igneous Petrology
Petrogenesis of igneous rocks; advanced studies in thin section, hand sample, and field; computer modeling of igneous systems. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 600 - Level
GLG 615 Metamorphic Petrology
Analysis of metamorphic rocks and advanced studies in thin sections, emphasizing quantitative methods. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
3 GLG 600 - Level
GLG 617 Isotope Geology
Examination of major isotopic systems used in dating geologic materials and as geologic tracers, including radiogenic and stable isotopes in high and low temperature applications, and cosmogenic isotopes. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: one year of undergraduate chemistry and graduate status in geology, or instructor's approval.
3 GLG 600 - Level
GLG 625 Sedimentary Petrology
Textural and compositional analysis of clastic and chemical sedimentary rocks, including provenance modeling and carbonate and sandstone petrography. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs lab, field trips. Letter grade or pass-fail. Course fee required.
4 GLG 600 - Level
GLG 627 Depositional Systems
Analyzes processes, bedforms, facies patterns, models of modern and ancient depositional systems. Areas of focus may include continental and/or marine systems. 3 hrs. lecture, field trips. Letter grade or pass-fail. Course fee required.
3 GLG 600 - Level
GLG 629 Evolution Of Sedimentary Basins
Integrative study of styles, rates, and physical mechanisms of basin subsidence, emphasizing quantitative methods applied to understanding tectonic and structural controls on evolution of sedimentary basins. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 600 - Level
GLG 637 Geochronology Of Quaternary Depositional Systems
Chronological, geologic, stratigraphic, paleoecologic investigation, analysis, and interpretation of Quaternary depositional systems. 3 hrs. lecture, field trips. Letter grade only.
3 GLG 600 - Level
GLG 670 Advanced Hydrogeology
In-depth treatment of theories and equations of groundwater flow; investigation of prevalent groundwater problems and solutions. Specific areas of focus: field techniques, groundwater modeling, and groundwater contamination and solute transport. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
4 GLG 600 - Level