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Additional fees are charged for some Earth Sciences lecture and laboratory courses. See the online class listings or the Expenses section of the Catalog.

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:

ESCI 4308-12. Special Topics in Regional Geography. (3). Geographic analysis of physical, cultural, economic characteristics of a selected world geographic region, including Europe, United States, Canada, Central America, South America. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit with a change in topic.

ESCI 4370-79. Special Topics in Archaeology. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit with a change in topic.

ESCI 4610-19. Special Topics In Geography. (3). (GEOG). Topics are varied and in online class listings.

 

Undergraduate Courses : 2011 Catalog

ESCI 1003 - Earth (3)
(GEOG 1003, 1103). Examination of Earth as a complex system in which the atmosphere, biosphere and geosphere interact with human actions to affect the environment; formation of rocks; shape of surface of Earth; changes in weather and climate; natural hazards. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. PREREQUISITE: one introductory natural science course, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 1010 - Weather and Climate (4)
(ESCI 1011, GEOG 1010, 1001). Atmospheric processes and geographic distribution of radiation, moisture, pressure, and circulation interacting to create weather systems and storms; oceanic influences, earth-sun relationships, global climate patterns; human interaction with atmosphere. Laboratory exercises, observations, and experiments designed to apply scientific methods. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week. PREREQUISITE: two years of high school algebra. [G]

ESCI 1020 - Landforms (4)
(ESCI 1021, GEOG 1002, 1020). Agents and processes of landform development and geographic relationships of landscapes including volcanic, fluvial, glacial, and coastal environments; soil development and vegetation associations; environmental hazards to humans; maps and aerial photo interpretation as sources of environmental information. Laboratory exercises, observations, and experiments designed to apply scientific methods subjects. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. PREREQUISITE: two years of high school algebra. [G]

ESCI 1040 - Physical Geology (4)
(1101). (GEOL). Introduction to processes that form the rocks in the earth's crust; the earth's internal forces that make mountains and volcanoes; special emphasis on topics that impact the Mid-South, such as earthquakes. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. [G]

ESCI 1050 - Historical Geology (4)
(1102). (GEOL). Overview of history of earth and its life as interpreted from rock and fossil record; origins of continents, mountain ranges, ocean basins and natural regions of U.S. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1040. [G]

ESCI 1103 - Human Planet (4)
(GEOL). Applications of physical geology to understanding, evaluating and solving problems encountered in the environment by past human populations; study in management, utilization and preservation of archaeological resources. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. [G]

ESCI 1301 - Survey of World Regions (3)
(GEOG). (TBR: GEOG 2010). Survey of economic, cultural and physical traits characteristic of developing and industrialized nations. [G]

ESCI 1401 - Intro/Cultural Geog (3)
(GEOG). (TBR: GEOG 1030). Geographical aspects of human behavior; distributional patterns and interactions of such cultural characteristics as language, religion, politics, and economics. [G]

ESCI 2301 - Fundamental of Archaeol (4)
(Same as ANTH 2301). Hands-on experience in archaeological methods; survey of past civilizations; critical evaluation of how modern archaeological methods and theories are applied. PREREQUISITE: ANTH 1100, recommended.

ESCI 3200 - People/Culture World (3)
Major ethnographic areas and selected cultures of world.

ESCI 3211 - Invertebrate Paleontology (4)
(GEOL). Fossil invertebrate animals and their importance in interpretation of ancient environments, evolution, and geologic time. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1040, or permission of instructor. [W]

ESCI 3221 - Principles/Conservation (3)
(GEOG). Development of conservation ethic and wilderness concepts; survey of environmental problems, land use, and energy and resource utilization; soil erosion and crop productivity relationships.

ESCI 3311 - Mineralogy/Petrology (4)
(GEOL 3311). Classification and identification of minerals. igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks in hand specimen; geological occurrence and use of minerals; genesis and occurrence of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Two lecture hours, four laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1020 or 1040, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 3401 - Historical Geography of U S (3)
(GEOG). Evolution of the cultural landscapes of the United States with emphasis on the interaction of environment and people in the development of this nation.

ESCI 3430 - Economic Geography (3)
(GEOG). Spatial characteristics and distribution of economic activities.

ESCI 3451 - Intro/Urban Planning (3)
(GEOG). Introduction to regional and urban planning emphasizing spatial relationships of physical, economic, and cultural phenomena necessary in planning process.

ESCI 3512 - Structural Geology (4)
(GEOL). Structures of the crust; geometry of folds and faults, rock deformation, criteria for recognizing structures, solution of geometrical problems. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1040, MATH 1910, or permission of instructor. [C]

ESCI 3712 - Sedimentology/Stratighy (4)
(GEOL). Origin and classification of sedimentary rocks and mutual relationship of sedimentary rock bodies both geographically and through geologic time. Lecture emphasizes comparison of modern depositional systems with their ancient counterparts. Laboratory emphasizes hand specimen analysis and preparation of geologic maps. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: GEOL 1050.

ESCI 3802 - Oceanography (3)
(GEOL 3802). Origin, chemistry, water circulation, shoreline and deep water characteristics of oceans; its role in evolution and history of earth; marine life and its ecology.

ESCI 4101 - Global Geophysics (3)
(GEOP). Origin, evolution, structure of planet earth from geophysical perspective; accretion and composition of the earth; isotopic determination of ages; differentiation of oceanic and continental crust; mechanisms of plate tectonics; seismic structure, gravity and magnetic fields of earth. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ESCI 4122 - Soils and Soil Processes (3)
(GEOG 4122). Processes and dynamics of soil profile development; major models of soil development examined and applied to soil genesis in Tennessee; application of soil techniques to archaeology, planning, earth sciences, and soil conservation and erosion problems; emphasis on field and laboratory techniques with field work in soil mapping and soil taxonomy. Two lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week.

ESCI 4201 - Urbanization/Environmt (3)
(GEOG). Ways man has changed natural environment by urbanization and how physical features and processes influence development and function of cities.

ESCI 4202 - Geomorphology (4)
(GEOL). Description, origin and interpretation of landforms and their relationships to underlying structure and geologic history; processes acting on earth's surface, including active tectonics; weather; mass-wasting; climate change; and fluvial, shoreline, and glacial processes. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1020 or ESCI 1040

ESCI 4203 - Environmental Geophysics (4)
(GEOP 4201). Survey of shallow geophysical prospecting methods; seismic reflection and refraction techniques; electrical, magnetic and gravity field measurements; practical measurements and fundamental principles governing acquisition and interpretation of geophysical data for shallow subsurface investigation. Three lecture, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ESCI 4211 - Physical Hydrology (4)
(GEOL). Movement, storage and development of groundwater; groundwater in the hydrologic cycle; aquifer characteristics and tests. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1040 and MATH 1830 or equivalent.

ESCI 4213 - Field Methods/Hydrology (3)
(GEOL 4213). Practice of field methods in solving hydrologic problems. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 4211, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 4214 - Climatology (3)
(GEOG 4211). Climatic elements and methods of data analysis; applications of climatology in agriculture, health, economics, and architecture. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1010 and PHYS 2110/2111.

ESCI 4215 - Physical Climatology (3)
(GEOG). Components of earth's energy balance, emphasis on solar radiation, heat transfer, and evapotranspiration. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1010 and PHYS 2010/2011.

ESCI 4220 - Geol/Hazard/Earthquakes (3)
(GEOP). Estimation of geological aspects and hazards associated with individual earthquakes and earthquakes on specific faults; earthquake rupture patterns, topographic expressions; estimating ages of prehistoric earthquakes, triggering, associated landslides and debris flows. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ESCI 4231 - Water Resources (3)
(GEOG). Hydrologic processes and their application to needs of cities, industry, agriculture, and recreation.

ESCI 4241 - Biogeog/GIS Analyses/Ecology (3)
(GEOG). (Same as BIOL 4241). Basic principles of interaction between geography, organism diversity and evolution; physical factors limiting species distribution, theories of island biogeography, geographical modes of speciation. Laboratories introduce principles of GIS, basic functions of ArcGIS, and other programs relevant to ecological studies. Two lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: BIOL 1120 and 1121, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 4251 - Environmental Hazards (3)
(GEOG). Environmental hazard and disaster experiences to investigate the nature, impact, and social responses to environmental hazards; focus is placed on relationship between nature, society, and technology in how people and places perceive, experience, and cope with environmental hazards.

ESCI 4252 - Global Environ Change (3)
(GEOP). Characteristics of natural systems; magnitude of human alteration of environmental systems; history of natural changes in climate and landscape; impact of changes. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ESCI 4261 - Plan Sustainable Cities/Region (3)
Multidisciplinary and multi-scaled approach to understanding the sustainability of natural and built environments in planning cities and regions; methods for measuring sustainability; emerging development concepts and practices; technology, efficiency, social equity and public health implications of sustainability; sustainable urban/regional form of the future.

ESCI 4270 - Ancient Human Soc/Envir Chng (3)
(Same as ANTH 4270). Examination of past people and their environments from the Ice Age to recent times; archaeological and paleoecological data. Three lecture hours per week.

ESCI 4301 - Archaeology/North America (3)
(Same as ANTH 4301). Intensive study of various prehistoric cultures from earliest times until historic contact. PREREQUISITE: ANTH 1100, 1200, 1300, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 4307 - Thematic Studies/China (3)
Geographic analysis of physical, cultural, and economic characteristics of China and neighboring regions.

ESCI 4311 - Advanced Mineralogy/Petrology (4)
Crystal chemistry, optical mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic rocks under the microscope; genesis and occurrence of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Two lecture hours, four laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 3311. PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: CHEM 1110/1111, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 4325 - Archaeol Fld/Lab Techn (3)
(Same as ANTH 4325). Field excavation, specimen preparation, use of survey instruments and photography, map making, archaeological record keeping; methods and techniques in archaeological laboratory analysis; emphasis on organization and supervision of laboratory procedures. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ESCI 4332 - Intro to Geochemistry (3)
(GEOL). Geological and chemical processes that govern or control migration and distribution of elements and atomic species of earth in space and time. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 3311, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 4341 - Aqueous Geochemistry (3)
(GEOL). Physical chemistry of aqueous solutions as applied to geochemical processes on earth's surface. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 1120.

ESCI 4350 - Archaeology of Collapse (3)
(Same as ANTH 4350). Emphasis on archaeology of regional politics and archaic states throughout the world. Overview of social and political collapse of complex societies.

ESCI 4351 - Adv Structural Geology (3)
(GEOL). Analysis of crustal structure; stress in rocks, mechanical interpretation of crustal structures. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 3512, MATH 1910.

ESCI 4352 - Old World Archaeology (3)
(3351) (Same as ANTH 4352). Old World cultures from first humans to early civilizations.

ESCI 4401 - Seismology (4)
(GEOP). Seismic wave propagation within the earth; historical context of earthquakes and earthquake source; common seismological techniques used to understand earth structure and source parameters. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: calculus through vector calculus, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 4431 - Urban Geography (3)
(GEOG). Geography of urban processes and forms; cultural, social, economic, and political aspects of the contemporary city.

ESCI 4443 - Transportation Planning (3)
(GEOG). Planning for various transportation modes and networks and impact they have on land use and contemporary development problems.

ESCI 4502 - Computer Cartography (3)
(GEOG). Use of computer mapping programs as effective techniques for visual presentation of wide variety of data. Two lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week.

ESCI 4511 - Remote Sensing/Environ (4)
(GEOG 4511). Survey of theory and application of using color, infrared, thermal, and radar images generated from satellite and aerial photographs for geographic, geologic, environmental, and planning purposes. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: one college-level MATH course, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 4515 - Geographic Info Science (3)
(GEOG). Theoretical and practical understanding of fundamental GIS concepts, capabilities, and applications; nature of geographic data and issues of data input, data models, database design, spatial analysis, data output using ArcGIS software. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1010 or 1020 or 1301 or 3430 or 4501, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 4521 - Quantitative Methods (3)
(GEOG). Introduction to quantitative methods in spatial analysis. [C]

ESCI 4522 - GIS for Business/Social Sci (3)
(GEOG). Introduction to the application of interactive computer mapping and geographic information systems software in business and social science decision making.

ESCI 4525 - Adv Geographic Info Sci (3)
(GEOG). Design and implementation of spatial analysis approaches within the context of GIS technology; development of a sound understanding of the operational basis of modern GIS technology. PREREQUISITE: GEOG 4515, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 4531 - Field Methods/Geography (3)
(GEOG). Basic methods of geographic analysis used in classifying, analyzing and reporting field generated data including field mapping, sampling procedures, questionnaires and archival and public document research. One and one-half lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week.

ESCI 4541 - Geography/Fld Studies (1-6)
(GEOG 4541). Faculty conducted field trip emphasizing study of geographic phenomena. Location will vary. Topics may include physical landscapes, landaus patterns, cross-cultural analysis, micro and regional economics, or other geographical processes. Credit hours based on length of time in field. Requires field journal and report to receive credit. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours credit with change in content. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor and completion of special registration.

ESCI 4551 - Urban Planning Studio (3)
(GEOG). Application of planning process to urban problems and preparation of plans for the urban area. PREREQUISITE: GEOG 3451 or permission of instructor.

ESCI 4621 - Investigations In GEOG (1-3)
(GEOG 4621). Student, under faculty supervision, studies in-depth particular geographic topic. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours credit with change in content. PREREQUISITE: approval of instructor.

ESCI 4622 - Geology Field Camp (6)
(GEOL). Preparation of structural and lithologic maps in prescribed geologic areas using topographic maps and aerial photographs. Instruments used are the alidade and the Brunton compass. Offered in summer school only. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 3312, 3512, and 3712. [I]

ESCI 4680 - Applied Archaeology/Museums (3)
(Same as ANTH 4680). Representations of cultural heritage in a broad array of public venues; repatriation, cultural patrimony, cultural resource management, civic engagement, rights and responsibilities of stakeholders, public involvement in museum representations, performance and education, culture and memory.

ESCI 4700 - Earth Science Internshp (1-9)
(GEOG 4700). Experience working with agency in which knowledge of earth science can be utilized. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit. Credit allowed only after acceptance of report. PREREQUISITE: approval of instructor and department chair. (S/U)

ESCI 4701 - ESCI Field Excursions (1-2)
(GEOL). Conducted field trips during spring vacation. About 30 hours of field work follow 2-4 hours of lectures. Open to nonmajors. Among areas which may be included are Ouachita-Arbuckle-Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma; Ouachita, Ozark dome and adjacent mineral districts; central and southern Appalachians; Gulf Coastal Plain; Death Valley, CA; and Grand Canyon, AZ. Check online class listings for specific location. NOTE: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 hours credit. Dates, hours and credits to be arranged. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ESCI 4722 - Investigation In ESCI (1-3)
(GEOP). Individual or group work on topics of current interest in the broad field of geophysics. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours credit. PREREQUISITE permission of instructor.

ESCI 4731 - Senior Thesis (1-3)
(GEOL 4731). Original study on subject of significance to earth science to be carried on independently by student with faculty supervision. PREREQUISITE: senior standing in Geology.

ESCI 4801 - Seminar in Applied Geography (3)
(GEOG). Synthesis and application of geographic perspectives, concepts, techniques and tools to contemporary research themes. Major concepts and traditions of geography will be explored, evaluated, and applied in seminar format based on review of literature, current issues, and the written and oral presentation work of students. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1010, 1020, 1011, 1021, 1301 or 4307-12, or 3430, 3514 and two additional upper division courses selected from two of the following areas: human/economic, environmental/earth, or the techniques. Registration by permit only. [W, I]

Graduate Courses : 2011 Catalog


ESCI 6101 - Global Geophysics (3)
(GEOP 6101). Covers the origin, evolution, and structure of planet earth from the geophysical perspective; accretion and composition of the earth, isotopic determination of ages, differentiation of oceanic and continental crust, mechanism of plate tectonics, seismic structure, gravity and magnetic fields of the earth. PREREQUISITES: Permission of the instructor.

ESCI 6122 - Soils & Soil Processes (3)
(GEOG 6122). Processes and dynamics of soil profile development; major models of soil development examined and applied to soil genesis in Tennessee; application of soil techniques to archaeology, planning, earth sciences, and soil conservation and erosion problems; emphasis on field and laboratory techniques with field work in soil mapping and soil taxonomy. Two lecture, two laboratory hours per week.

ESCI 6201 - Urbanization/Environmt (3)
(GEOG 6201; same as PLAN 6201). A study of the ways humans have changed the natural environment by urbanization and how physical features and processes influence the development and function of cities.

ESCI 6202 - Geomorphology (4)
(GEOL 6202). Description, origin, and interpretation of landforms and their relationships to underlying structure and geologic history; processes acting on earths surface including active tectonics, weathering, mass-wasting, climate change, and fluvial, shoreline, and glacial processes. Three lecture, two laboratory hours per week; $25 material fee. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1020 or ESCI 1040.

ESCI 6203 - Environmental Geophys (4)
(GEOP 6201). Survey of shallow geophysical prospecting methods, seismic reflection and refraction techniques, and electrical, magnetic and gravity field measurements; emphasis on practical measurements and fundamental principles governing acquisition and interpretation of geophysical data for shallow subsurface investigation. Three lectures, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor.

ESCI 6211 - Physical Hydrology (4)
(GEOL 6211). Physical hydrogeology and development of groundwater; groundwater in hydrologic cycle; aquifer characteristics and tests. Three lectures and two laboratory hours each week; $25 material fee. PREREQUISITES: ESCI 1040 and MATH 1830 or equivalent.

ESCI 6213 - Field Method/Hydrology (3)
(Geol 6213). Introduction to and practice of field methods in solving hydrologic problems. PREREQUISITE: ESCI (GEOL) 4211 or 6211 or permission of instructor.

ESCI 6214 - Climatology (3)
(GEOG 6211). Study of climatic elements and methods of data analysis; application of climatology in agriculture, health, economics, and architecture. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 1010 and PHYS 2110/2111.

ESCI 6215 - Physical Climatology (3)
(GEOG 6215). Components of earth's energy balance; emphasis on solar radiation, heat transfer, and evapotranspiration. PREREQUISITES: ESCI 1010, PHYS 2110/2111.

ESCI 6220 - Geol/Hazard/Earthquakes (3)
(GEOP 6220). Estimation of geological aspects and hazards associated with individual earthquakes and earthquakes on specific faults; covers earthquake rupture patterns, topographic expressions, estimating ages of prehistoric earthquakes, triggering, and associated landslide and debris flows. PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor.

ESCI 6231 - Water Resources (3)
(GEOG 6231; same as PLAN 6231). Study of hydrologic processes and their application to needs of cities, industry, agriculture, and recreation.

ESCI 6241 - Biogeog/GIS Analyses/Ecology (3)
(GEOG 6241). (Same as BIOL 6241). Basic principles of interaction between geography, organism diversity and evolution; physical factors limiting species distribution, theories of island biogeography, geographical modes of speciation. Laboratories introduce principles of GIS, basic functions of ArcGIS, and other programs relevant to ecological studies. Two lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: BIOL 1120 and 1121, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 6251 - Environmental Hazards (3)
(GEOG). Environmental hazard and disaster experiences to investigate the nature, impact, and social responses to environmental hazards; focus is placed on relationship beteen nature, society, and technology in how people and places perceive, experience, and cope with environmental hazards.

ESCI 6252 - Global Environ Change (3)
(GEOG 6252). Understanding change occurring on the global scale from an interdisciplinary perspective; includes characteristics of natural systems, magnitude of human alteration of environmental systems, history of natural changes in climate and landscape, and the impact of these changes on our lives. PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor.

ESCI 6261 - Plan/Sustainable Cities/Region (3)
Multidisciplinary and multi-scaled approach to understanding the sustainability of natural and built environments in planning cities and regions; methods for measuring sustainability; emerging development concepts and practices; technology, efficiency, social equity and public health implications of sustainability; sustainable urban/regional form of the future.

ESCI 6270 - Ancient Human Soc/Envir Chng (3)
(Same as ANTH 6270). Examination of past people and their environments from the Ice Age to recent times; archaeological and paleoecological data. Three lecture hours per week.

ESCI 6301 - Archaeol/North America (3)
Same as ANTH 6301). Intensive study of various prehistoric cultures from earliest times until historic contact. PREREQUISITE: ANTH 1100, 1200, 1300, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 6307 - Thematic Studies/China (3)
Geographic studies of the people, history, culture, and government of China, as well as analysis of role that China plays in the global economy.

ESCI 6311 - Advanced Mineralogy/Petrology (4)
Crystal chemistry, optical mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic rocks under the microscope; genesis and occurrence of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Two lecture hours, four laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ESCI 6325 - Archaeol Fld/Lab Techn (3)
(Same as ANTH 6325). Field excavation, specimen preparation, use of survey instruments and photography, map making, archaeological record keeping; methods and techniques in archaeological laboratory analysis; emphasis on organization and supervision of laboratory procedures. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ESCI 6325 - Archaeol Fld/Lab Techn (3)
(Same as ANTH 6325). Field excavation, specimen preparation, use of survey instruments and photography, map making, archaeological record keeping; methods and techniques in archaeological laboratory analysis; emphasis on organization and supervision of laboratory procedures. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ESCI 6332 - Intro To Geochemistry (3)
(GEOL 6332). Geological and chemical processes that govern or control the migration and distribution of the elements and atomic species in the earth in space and time. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 3311, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 6341 - Aqueous Geochemistry (3)
(GEOL 6341). Physical chemistry of aqueous solutions as it applies to geochemical processes on earths surface. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 1110.

ESCI 6350 - Archaeology of Collapse (3)
(Same as ANTH 6350). Emphasis on archaeology of regional politics and archaic states throughout the world. Overview of social and political collapse of complex societies.

ESCI 6351 - Adv Structural Geology (3)
(GEOL 6351). Analysis of crustal structures: stress and strain in rocks, mechanical behavior of earth materials, mechanical interpretation of crustal structures. PREREQUISITE: ESCI (GEOL) 3512, MATH 1910.

ESCI 6352 - Old World Archaeology (3)
(Same as ANTH 6352). Old World cultures from first humans to early civilizations.

ESCI 6401 - Seismology (4)
(GEOP 6401). Lays the groundwork for understanding seismic wave propagation within the earth, explores the historical context of earthquakes and the earthquake source, and gives an overview of common seismological techniques used to understand earth structure and source parameters. Three lectures and two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: Calculus through vector calculus, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 6431 - Urban Geography (3)
Geography of urban processes and forms. Cultural, social, economic, and political aspects of the contemporary city.

ESCI 6443 - Transportation Planning (3)
(GEOG 6443; same as PLAN 6443). Planning for various transportation modes and networks and impact on urban land-use and contemporary development problems.

ESCI 6502 - Computer Cartography (3)
(GEOG 6502; same as PLAN 6502). Instruction in use of computer mapping programs as effective techniques for visual presentation of a wide variety of data. Two lecture, two laboratory hours per week; $10 material fee.

ESCI 6511 - Remote Sensing/Environ (4)
(GEOG 6511, GEOL 6512). Survey of theory and application of using color, infrared, thermal, and radar images generated from satellites and aerial photographs for geographic, geologic, environmental, and planning purposes. Three lecture, two laboratory hours per week; $25 material fee. PREREQUISITE: one college-level MATH course, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 6515 - Geographic Info Science (3)
(GEOG 6515; same as PLAN 6515). Introduction to theoretical and practical understanding of fundamental GIS concept, capabilities, and applications with emphasis on nature of geographic data and issues of data input, data models, database design,spatial analysis, and data output using ArcGIS software.Three lecture, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI (GEOG) 1010 or 1020 or 1301 or 3430 or 4201, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 6521 - Quantitative Methods (3)
(GEOG 6521; same as PLAN 6521). Introduction to quantitative methods in spatial analysis. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 6525 - Adv Geographic Info Sci (3)
(GEOG 6525). Introduction to design and implementation of spatial analysis approaches within context of GIS technology; further development of a sound understanding of operational basis of modern GIS technology. PREREQUISITE: ESCI (GEOG) 4/6515 or permission of instructor.

ESCI 6531 - Field Methods/Geography (3)
(GEOG 6531). Basic methods of geographic analysis used in classifying, analyzing, and reporting field-generated data including field mapping, sampling procedures, questionnaires, and archival and public document research. One and one-half lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week; $25 material fee.

ESCI 6680 - Applied Archaeology/Museums (3)
(Same as ANTH 6680). Representations of cultural heritage in a broad array of public venues; repatriation, cultural patrimony, cultural resource management, civic engagement, rights and responsibilities of stakeholders, public involvement in museum representations, performance and education, culture and memory.

ESCI 6700 - Earth Science Internshp (1-9)
(GEOG 6700). Provides opportunity to gain experience working with an agency in which geographic knowledge can be utilized. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours. Credit allowed only after acceptance of report. PREREQUISITE: Approval of instructor and chair. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

ESCI 6701 - ESCIi Field Excursions (1-2)
(GEOL 6701). Conducted field trips during spring vacation. About 30 hours of field work will follow 2-4 hours of lectures. Open to non-majors. Among the areas that may be included are Ouachita-Arbuckle-Wichita mountains of Oklahoma; Ouachita and adjacent mineral districts; central and southern Appalachians; and Gulf Coastal Plain. Check Online course listings for specific location. NOTE: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours. $25 materials fee. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7000 - Art Of Earth Sciences (3)
Introduction to earth science research; includes project design, abstract and proposal preparation, and presentation skills.

ESCI 7100 - Basin Analysis (3)
(GEOL 7100). Integration of depositional models using subsurface correlation, seismic stratigraphy, and biostratigraphy in analysis of basin-scale sedimentary systems and their fluids. Two lecture, two laboratory hours per week. $25 materials fee. PREREQUISITE: ESCI (GEOL) 3712.

ESCI 7102 - Electron Beam Analysis (3)
(GEOL 7102). Introduction to scanning electron microscopy and electron beam microanalysis. One lecture, four laboratory hours per week. $25 materials fee. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 1020 or CHEM 1120 and permission of instructor.

ESCI 7112 - Regional Geophysics (3)
(GEOP 7112). Theoretical and practical aspects of geophysics applied to determining earth structure and investigating tectonic processes at a regional scale; major topics include gravity, magnetism, heat flow, geoelectric, and seismic methods, and their implications for lithospheric structure and deformational processes. PREREQUISITE: ESCI (GEOP) 6101 or permission of instructor.

ESCI 7120 - Seminar/Geomorphology (3)
(GEOG 7120-8120). Analysis and application of major geomorphic models; threshold, episodic, time-space, systems, and magnitude; frequency principles examined in both classroom and field; dating techniques applied to geomorphic interpretations; individual and team projects required.

ESCI 7160 - Tectonics (3)
Advanced analysis of principles and geometry of plate tectonics; development of plate tectonic theory; relationship between plate motions and regional tectonics; structural, stratigraphic, magmatic and geophysical features of various tectonic regimes. PREREQUISITE: ESCI (GEOL) 3512 or equivalent.

ESCI 7170 - Sedimentary Petrology (4)
(GEOL 7170, 7352). Sedimentary rocks in the field, hand specimen, and through the microscope with view of explaining sedimentary rock classification, post depositional changes that occur in sediments, and the bearing these factors have on geology as a whole. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week. $25 materials fee. PREREQUISITE: ESCI (GEOL) 3311, 3712, and permission of instructor.

ESCI 7190 - Igneous/Metamrphic Petr (4)
(GEOL 7190). Description and interpretation of igneous and metamorphic rocks through study of thin sections. Two lecture, four laboratory hours per week. $25 materials fee. PREREQUISITE: ESCI (GEOL) 3312 or equivalent.

ESCI 7195 - Groundwater Hydraulics (3)
(GEOL 7195; same as CIVL 7195). Geological contributions to ground water flow; ground water contribution to water demand and conjunctive use; well hydraulics, design, and construction; pump selection; determine aquifer properties via field well tests. PREREQUISITES: ESCI (GEOL) 6211 and permission of instructor.

ESCI 7197 - Ground Water Qual Cntrl (3)
(GEOL 7197; same as CIVL 7197). Analyses of ground water quality and contamination problems; study of multispecies chemical reactions and radioactive and microbiological decay; techniques for monitoring and site remediation of ground water contamination. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 7170 or permission of instructor.

ESCI 7201 - Geographic Environ/Anly (3)
(GEOG 7201-8201; same as PLAN 7302). Analytical and qualitative critique of the physical environment with emphasis on environmental quality, including air and water quality standards, soil erosion, solid waste management, and nuisance control.

ESCI 7202 - Quaternary Geology (3)
(GEOL 7202). Synthesis of geomorphologic, stratigraphic, and geochronologic methods used to understand global glacial and interglacial climate fluctuations during last two million years. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7204 - Prob & Earthquake Haz Anly (3)
(Same as CIVL 7136) Fundamentals of basic probability, seismicity analysis, ground motion attenuation and site effects, seismic hazard analysis, and uncertainty analysis; students will perform a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis for a region of their interest. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7205 - Data Analysis in Geophysics (3)
Overview of data analysis techniques and common tools in geophysics; includes working with the UNIX/LINUX environment; understanding shells; basic programming using Fortran, C, C++, and Perl; generating publishable graphics; emphasis on seismic data analysis using Matlab and Seismic Analysis Code. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7220 - Geochronology (3)
(GEOL 7220). Synthesis of geomorphologic, stratigraphic, and geochronologic methods used to understand global glacial and interglacial climate fluctuations during the last two million years. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7221 - River Conservation (3)
(GEOG 7221-8221). Field-based project studying how stream habitats vary under different hydraulic flow conditions, with lecture-based materials, interactive seminars, fieldwork, and lab work drawing on geography, conservation, geomorphology, hydrology, and ecology.

ESCI 7231 - Seminar Water Resources (3)
(GEOG 7231-8231). Issues, problems, and research on selected topics of surface and groundwater, water uses, and fluvial process.

ESCI 7250 - Hazard Risk Assessment (3)
(GEOG 7250). Assesses and quantifies hazards and risks by introducing students to data, methods, and models used in hazards research; course content can be tailored to specific interests of students or provide a broad exposure to tools and techniques. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7252 - Multihazard Mitigation (3)
(GEOG 7252). Considers range and types of adjustments communities can participate in to manage risk associated with hazards such as earthquakes, floods, radiological and chemical hazards; emphasizes a multihazard approach to mitigation. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7254 - Archaeology & Hunter Gatherers (3)
Introduction to hunter-gatherer studies in archaeology and ethnoarchaeology exploring evolutionary theory applied to hunter-gatherer behavior in prehistoric contexts.

ESCI 7256 - Archaeology & Complex Society (3)
Advanced study of complex societies from local groups to archaic states. Focus on theoretical and methodological analyses of cultural complexity in prehistory. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7301 - Seminar In Geography (3)
(GEOG 7301-8301). Regional analysis of selected areas of the world including: the U.S., Canada, Europe, former Soviet Union, Middle America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. May be repeated with a change in content for a maximum of 6 hours credit.

ESCI 7310 - Archaeol Theory/Method (3)
(ANTH 7310). History of archaeology and development of conceptual framework for archaeological data collection and interpretation; current theories and methods including use of allied specialties. PREREQUISITE: Non-majors must have ANTH 1300 or permission of instructor.

ESCI 7311 - Public Archaeology (3)
(ANTH 7311). Roles and responsibilities of the archaeologist in contract and salvage work, in museum research and administration, and in the public dissemination of archaeological information. A review of relevant state and federal legislation.

ESCI 7312 - Spatial Statistics (3)
(GEOG 7312-8312). Reviews a range of spatial analytical techniques and their implementation in state-of-the-art spatial statistics software. PREREQUISITE: ESCI (GEOG) 4521/6521 or permission of instructor.

ESCI 7315 - Intro To Modeling (3)
(GEOL 7315-8315). Introduces concepts of models and modeling; students will learn to develop and use a broad spectrum of modeling techniques, from simple mathematical models to more sophisticated finite element, finite difference models, and statistical modeling. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7320 - Archeological Spatial Analysis (4)
Intensive hands-on collection, processing, and analysis of spatial archaeological data at a variety of scales and settings. Introduction to collection techniques, computer processing methods, and statistical evaluation of spatial data. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. $25.00 course fee. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7325 - Quat Paleoeco/Env Recon (4)
Advanced study of cultural ecology in past environmental regimes; emphasis on interdisciplinary approach to archaeological data and their relationship with the quaternary environment. Two lecture, four laboratory hours per week

ESCI 7327 - Lithic Artifact Analysis (3)
Introduction to lithic artifact analysis and prehistoric stone tool technologies; raw material studies; typologies; technological studies; functional studies; hands-on experience with basics of flintknapping, debitage analysis, and use-wear analysis. PREREQUISITES: ANTH 1100, 1200, 1300, or permission of instructor.

ESCI 7333 - Adv Archaeol Field Tech (1-6)
Provides basic understanding of governmental archaeology, including phase I and II research; site survey, testing, and mapping; surface collections; and rapid site assessment.

ESCI 7345 - Geoarchlg Material Sci (4)
Review of issues, problems, and research on selected topics of geoarchaeological material science. Two lecture, four laboratory hours per week.

ESCI 7353 - Geodynamics (3)
(GEOP 7353). Physical processes necessary for understanding plate tectonics and geological phenomena such as solidification of magmas, mechanical behavior of faults, and subsidence of sedimentary basins; topics include stress and strain in earth's crust, bending of lithosphere, heat conduction in lithosphere, and mantel convection. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: Ordinary differential equations (MATH 3120 or equivalent).

ESCI 7355 - Geodesy (3)
(GEOP 7355). Introduces surveying using artificial satellites with emphasis on detecting, quantifying, and modeling changes in the geoid and earth's shape associated with geodynamic processes; concentrates on techniques such as VLBI, GPS, and INSAR; relationship to traditional geodesy and surveying also developed.

ESCI 7375 - Method/Math Physics I (3)
(GEOP 7376; same as MATH 7375). Vector space, matrices, tensors, vector fields, function spaces, differential and integral operators, transform theory, partial differential equations. PREREQUISITE: MATH 3120, 4242 and 4350 or permission of the instructor.

ESCI 7376 - Method/Math Physics II (3)
(GEOP 7376; same as MATH 7376, PHYS 7376). Complex variables, asymptotic expansions, special functions, calculus of variations, additional topics on matrices and operators, topics in non-linear analysis. PREREQUISITE: MATH 7375.

ESCI 7400 - Adv Field Methods/Geol (3)
(GEOL 7400). Conducted two- to five-day field studies in Geology. Topics will vary according to location and faculty interest. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Only three (3) credits may be applied to major. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7401 - Global Seismology (3)
Provides foundation for advanced graduate research, including fundamentals of continuum mechanics, vector calculus, and solutions of the vector wave equation in homogeneous and inhomogeneous media; understanding of current theories of earthquake occurrence and wave propagation within the earth. PREREQUISITE: Differential equations.

ESCI 7402 - Intermediate Seismology (3)
(GEOP 7402). Provides foundation in seismic wave propagation based on thorough understanding of point source radiation, plane wave theory, optic ray theory, and point sources in plane-layered media. PREREQUISITE: A course in partial differential equations.

ESCI 7403 - Advanced Topics Geop (3)
(GEOP 7403). Topics may include aspects of theoretical seismology, rock rheology and convection, faulting mechanics, advanced potential field techniques, or advanced field methods. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor.

ESCI 7404 - Exploration Seismology (4)
Examines the reflective seismic approach to mineral exploration, and environmental and tectonic imaging; covers seismic data processing, data visualization, and acquisition procedures, including field equipment; hands-on experience analyzing seismic reflection records. Three lecture, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 6401, or ESCI 7401 and ESCI 7602, and permission of instructor.

ESCI 7405 - Struc Interp/Seism Data (3)
Practical application of reflection seismic method used in tectonic analysis of deformed belts and sedimentary basins, including case studies from around the world that emphasize integration of seismic reflection data with other surface and subsurface geological/ geophysical information, as well as use of restorable structural sections; basics of seismic processing are introduced in the framework of interpretation problems. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7430 - Adv Economic Geog (3)
(GEOG 7430-8430). Selected topics in economic geography. Subjects studied will vary. May be repeated with change in content for a total of 6 hours credit.

ESCI 7434 - Studies In Land Use (3)
(GEOG 7434-8434). Systematic analysis of suburban and rural land use characteristics, patterns, and problems; focus on US.

ESCI 7440 - Tectonic Geomorphology (3)
(GEOP 7440). Examination of landscapes in regions of active deformation and role played by tectonics, surface processes, and climate in their origin; addresses range of spatial and temporal scales, encompassing long-term evolution of mountain belts to topography associated with individual structures and specific climate and tectonic conditions. PREREQUISITE: GEOP 6401 or permission of instructor.

ESCI 7471 - Cultural Geography (3)
(GEOG 7471-8471). A systematic analysis of the manner in which selected culture traits interact with other patterned phenomena to produce distinctive geographic landscapes. Individual student study on selected problems is an integral part of this course.

ESCI 7504 - Sem Geog Info Systems (3)
(GEOG 7504-8504; same as PLAN 7504). Discussion of short- and long-term GIS science research topics by University Consortium of Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), such as Internet GIS, possible effects of Internet GIS on society, public participation GIS, participatory GIS, GIS for homeland security, geo-spatial society, and geo-visualization.

ESCI 7541 - Field Studies In Geog (3-6)
(GEOG 7541-8541). Faculty-conducted field trip emphasizing study of geographical phenomena; location will vary; topics may include physical landscapes, land-use patterns, cross-cultural analysis, micro and regional economics, or other geographical processes. Credit hours are based on length of time in field. Requires research and written report. May be repeated with a change in content for maximum of 6 hours. PREREQUISITES: Permission of instructor and completion of special registration. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ESCI 7602 - Signal Process Erth Sci (3)
(GEOP 7602; GEOL 7358). Fundamentals of digital processing of geophysical data, both purely mathematical and applied aspects with attention to digital seismograms and gravity and magnetic data. PREREQUISITE: MATH 1920 or equivalent.

ESCI 7603 - Inverse Methods Geophys (3)
(GEOP 7603). Methods for parameter estimation in earth sciences, including review of linear algebra and vector spaces, introduction to probability and statistics, and solution of inverse linear and nonlinear problems; students will solve an inverse problem in their field of interest. PREREQUISITE: Linear Algebra (MATH 3242 or equivalent) or permission of instructor.

ESCI 7613 - GIS and Human Health (3)
Fundamental concepts in using GIS to map and analyze geographical distributions of populations at risk, health outcomes, and risk factors; to explore associations between risk factors and health outcomes; and to address health problems. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7621 - Independent Study (1-9)
(GEOG 7621). Independent investigation of a research problem selected in consultation with the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours. Grades of S/U or IP will be given.

ESCI 7701 - Seminar In Geophysics (3)
(GEOL 7641, GEOP 7701).

ESCI 7702 - Seminar In Seismology (1-3)
(GEOP 7702-8702).

ESCI 7703 - Seminar In Geology (3)
(GEOL 7701-8701).

ESCI 7704 - Seminar In Tectonics (3)
(GEOP 7704-8704).

ESCI 7800 - Seminar In Archaeology (3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

ESCI 7801 - Geog Thought & Mthdlgy (3)
(GEOG 7801). Introduces student to major philosophies of geography and to methods of geographic research.

ESCI 7850 - Principles of Geoarchaeology (4)
Study of sediments and soils and laboratory analytical techniques applied to archaeological site formation processes; two lecture, four laboratory hours per week. There is a $25.00 course fee. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 7900 - Professional Paper (3)
(GEOG 7900). Preparation and presentation of research paper. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

ESCI 7990 - Research/Earth Science (1-9)
Graduate credit for non-thesis or non-dissertation research in Earth Science. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours. Grades of S/U or IP will be given.

ESCI 7996 - Thesis (1-6)
Student must research, write, and defend a thesis on a topic approved by major professor and advisory committee. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

ESCI 7998 - Capstone GIS Project (3)
Preparation of a project that exhibits mastery skills of problem-solving process and advanced application of Geographic Information Systems. PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: ESCI 6515, ESCI 6525 and an elective course approved by GIS Certificate Advisory Committee or permission of instructor. Grades of S, U, or I will be given.

ESCI 8120 - Seminar/Geomorphology (3)
(GEOG 7120-8120). Analysis and application of major geomorphic models; threshold, episodic, time-space, systems, and magnitude; frequency principles examined in both classroom and field; dating techniques applied to geomorphic interpretations; individual and team projects required.

ESCI 8201 - Geographic Environ/Anly (3)
(GEOG 7201-8201; same as PLAN 7302). Analytical and qualitative critique of the physical environment with emphasis on environmental quality, including air and water quality standards, soil erosion, solid waste management, and nuisance control.

ESCI 8221 - River Conservation (3)
(GEOG 7221-8221). Field-based project studying how stream habitats vary under different hydraulic flow conditions, with lecture-based materials, interactive seminars, fieldwork, and lab work drawing on geography, conservation, geomorphology, hydrology, and ecology.

ESCI 8231 - Seminar Water Resources (3)
(GEOG 7231-8231). Issues, problems, and research on selected topics of surface and groundwater, water uses, and fluvial process.

ESCI 8250 - Hazard Risk Assessment (3)
(GEOG 7250). Assesses and quantifies hazards and risks by introducing students to data, methods, and models used in hazards research; course content can be tailored to specific interests of students or provide a broad exposure to tools and techniques. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 8254 - Archaeology & Hunter Gatherers (3)
Introduction to hunter-gatherer studies in archaeology and ethnoarchaeology exploring evolutionary theory applied to hunter-gatherer behavior in prehistoric contexts.

ESCI 8256 - Archaeology & Complex Society (3)
Advanced study of complex societies from local groups to archaic states. Focus on theoretical and methodological analyses of cultural complexity in prehistory. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 8301 - Seminar In Geography (3)
(GEOG 7301-8301). Regional analysis of selected areas of the world including: the U.S., Canada, Europe, former Soviet Union, Middle America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. May be repeated with a change in content for a maximum of 6 hours credit.

ESCI 8312 - Spatial Statistics (3)
(GEOG 7312-8312). Reviews a range of spatial analytical techniques and their implementation in state-of-the-art spatial statistics software. PREREQUISITE: ESCI (GEOG) 4521/6521 or permission of instructor.

ESCI 8315 - Intro To Modeling (3)
(GEOL 7315-8315). Introduces concepts of models and modeling; students will learn to develop and use a broad spectrum of modeling techniques, from simple mathematical models to more sophisticated finite element, finite difference models, and statistical modeling. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 8320 - Archeological Spatial Analysis (4)
Intensive hands-on collection, processing, and analysis of spatial archaeological data at a variety of scales and settings. Introduction to collection techniques, computer processing methods, and statistical evaluation of spatial data. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab. $25.00 course fee. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 8403 - Advanced Topics Geop (3)
(GEOP 7403). Topics may include aspects of theoretical seismology, rock rheology and convection, faulting mechanics, advanced potential field techniques, or advanced field methods. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor.

ESCI 8404 - GIS and Human Health (4)
Examines the reflective seismic approach to mineral exporation, and environmental and tectonic imaging; covers seismic data processing, data visualization, and acquisition procedures, including field equipment; hands-on experience analyzing seismic reflection records. Three lecture, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: ESCI 6101, ESCI 6401, and permission of instructor.

ESCI 8405 - Struc Interp/Seism Data (3)
Practical application of reflection seismic method used in tectonic analysis of deformed belts and sedimentary basins, including case studies from around the world that emphasize integration of seismic reflection data with other surface and subsurface geological/ geophysical information, as well as use of restorable structural sections; basics of seismic processing are introduced in the framework of interpretation problems. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 8430 - Adv Econonic Geog (3)
(GEOG 7430-8430). Selected topics in economic geography. Subjects studied will vary. May be repeated with change in content for a total of 6 hours credit.

ESCI 8434 - Studies In Land Use (3)
(GEOG 7434-8434). Systematic analysis of suburban and rural land use characteristics, patterns, and problems; focus on US.

ESCI 8471 - Cultural Geography (3)
(GEOG 7471-8471). A systematic analysis of the manner in which selected culture traits interact with other patterned phenomena to produce distinctive geographic landscapes. Individual student study on selected problems is an integral part of this course.

ESCI 8504 - Sem Geog Info Systems (3)
(GEOG 7504-8504; same as PLAN 7504). Discussion of short- and long-term GIS science research topics by University Consortium of Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), such as Internet GIS, possible effects of Internet GIS on society, public participation GIS, participatory GIS, GIS for homeland security, geo-spatial society, and geo-visualization.

ESCI 8541 - Field Studies In Geog (3-6)
(GEOG 7541-8541). Faculty-conducted field trip emphasizing study of geographical phenomena; location will vary; topics may include physical landscapes, land-use patterns, cross-cultural analysis, micro and regional economics, or other geographical processes. Credit hours are based on length of time in field. Requires research and written report. May be repeated with a change in content for maximum of 6 hours. PREREQUISITES: Permission of instructor and completion of special registration. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ESCI 8613 - GIS and Human Health (3)
Fundamental concepts in using GIS to map and analyze geographical distributions of populations at risk, health outcomes, and risk factors; to explore associations between risk factors and health outcomes; and to address health problems. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 8702 - Seminar In Seismology (1-3)
(GEOP 7702-8702).

ESCI 8703 - Seminar In Geology (3)
(GEOL 7701-8701).

ESCI 8704 - Seminar In Tectonics (3)
(GEOP 7704-8704).

ESCI 8800 - Seminar In Archaeology (3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

ESCI 8850 - Principles of Geoarchaeology (4)
Study of sediments and soils and laboratory analytical techniques applied to archaeological site formation processes; two lecture, four laboratory hours per week. There is a $25.00 course fee. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ESCI 9000 - Dissertation (1-9)
Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

Field Excursions in Earth Sciences (ESCI 4701/6701), 2009, Wetumpka Impact Structure, Alabama



Students conducting detailed discharge measurements in South Dakota during Geology Field Camp, ESCI 4622.


Field projects for Soils and Soil Processes, 2008, ESCI 4122/6122

Field trip to Arkansas - Crowleys Ridge, Structural Geology, 2010, ESCI 3512

Field trip to Arkansas - lunch!, Structural Geology, 2010, ESCI 3512

Field trip to Arkansas - Ouachita Mountains, Structural Geology, 2010, ESCI 3512
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