Current Courses

  • GEOL 100 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY
  • GEOL 446-646 PHOTOGEOLOGY-IMAGE INTERPRETATION. 3 credits. Wesnousky Application of photogeologic and image interpretation techniques for study and evaluation of terrestrial landscapes.
  • GEOL 701/702 ADVANCED GEOLOGY-GEOMORPHOLOGY. 3 credits. Selected topics in geomorphology.
  • GEOL 708 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN QUATERNARY STUDIES. 3 credits. Intensive examination of methods, theories and interpretations of selected topics, including peopling of the New World, environmental change or taphonomy of middle-range research. (Same as ANTH 708)
  • GEOL 720 PRINCIPLES OF PALYNOLOGY. 3 credits. Theory and methods of pollen analysis and applications in reconstructions of cultural, ecological and environmental histories. (Same as ANTH 708)
  • GEOL 722 PRINCIPLES OF PLANT MACROFOSSIL ANALYSIS. 3 credits. Theory and methods of plant macrofossil analysis and application in reconstruction of past climates, environments, and their impacts on past cultures. (Same as ANTH 722)
  • GEOL 730 ADVANCED GEOLOGY OF NEVADA. 3 credits. Wesnousky. Tectonic and stratigraphic development of Nevada through geologic time. .
  • GEOL 735 NEOTECTONICS AND SEISMIC HAZARD. 3 credits. Wesnousky. Geomorphology of active faults. Determination of fault slip rates, age and size of paleoearthquakes, and incorporation of geologic data into seismic hazard analyses.
  • GEOL 736 SEISMOTECTONICS. 3 credits. Wesnousky. Frictional, thermal and tectonic constraints on the observed spatial, depth, size and mechanism distribution of earthquakes and faults in the U.S. and around the globe.
  • GEOL 737 Neotectonic Mapping Exercises NEOTECTONIC AND QUATERNARY MAPPING. 3 credits. Wesnousky Field mapping of Quaternary sediments and morphology along actively faulted rangefronts.
  • GEOL 738 QUATERNARY FIELD MAPPING EXERCISES. 3 credits. Wesnousky. \Field mapping exercises designed to elucidate Quaternary surficial processes.
  • GEOL 740 DESERT GEOMORPHOLOGY. 3 credits. Fundamentals of geomorphic processes and landforms in arid regions. Impacts of climate change on landform development.
  • GEOL 745 QUATERNARY GEOLOGY. 3 credits. Evidence for glacial-interglacial cycles; causes of changes in ice volume; effects on, sea levels, biota, and landforms.
  • GEOL 741 FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY. 3 credits. Introductory survey of fluvial landforms and the processes that created them. Emphasis is placed on the response(s) of rivers to natural and anthropogenic perturbations.
  • GEOL 742 REGIONAL GEOMORPHOLOGY OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. 3 credits.