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Geochemistry
GEOCHEMISTRY
CLASS CODE: GEOL 420 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $20
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Applying elementary chemical principles to understand geologic processes and materials.
TAUGHT: Fall, 2005, 2007, 2009
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 1. Application of the principles of chemistry to geologic systems and materials.
2. Both high- and low-temperature systems and materials will be covered.
3. Geochemical Behavior of the Elements
4. Stable, Radiogenic, & Cosmogenic Isotope Geochemistry
5. Trace Element Geochemistry
6. Crystal Chemistry
7. Biogeochemistry
8. Transport, Advection, & Diffusion
9. Geochemistry of Natural Water Systems
10. Geochemistry of Sedimentary Rock Systems
11. Geochemistry of Igneous Rock Systems
12. Geochemistry of Metamorphic Rock Systems
13. Whole-Earth & Planetary Geochemistry
14. Analytical Geochemistry
15. Geochemical Modeling
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Help students understand and use basic chemical principles in studying Earth systems and materials.
2. Improve familiarity with geilogic literature.
3. Improve scientific writing skills.
REQUIREMENTS: This class requires significant preparation for and participation in class. Field trips are also required.
PREREQUISITES: Geol 111, Chem 105, (Chem 106 recommended)
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002