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GEOL 593 C2 - Advanced Studies in Geology - River Dynamics

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Work may be taken in the following fields: (a) general geology; Field trip fee may be required for this section. (b) engineering geology; (c) geomorphology and glacial geology; (d) clay mineralogy; (e) ground-water geology; (f) geomicrobiology; (g) geological fluid dynamics; (h) mineralogy and crystallography; (i) paleontology; (j) geochemistry: (k) geophysics; (l) petrography and petrology; (m) sedimentology; (n) stratigraphy; (o) oceanography; (p) submarine geology; (q) structural geology and geotectonics; (r) mathematical geology; (s) sedimentary petrography; (t) petroleum geology; (u) coal geology; (v) isotope geology and geochronology; (w) electron beam analysis; (x) vulcanology; (y) environmental geology; and (z) planetology. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Special Instructions:

River Dynamics in Intensively Managed Landscapes. River systems throughout the world are increasingly being affected by human modification of the environment. These effects are particularly acute in intensively managed landscapes. This course will examine how intensive management is influencing geomorphic, biogeochemical, and ecological characteristics of river systems. It will use the National Science Foundation-s Critical Zone Collaborative Network as a framework for exploring current research on rivers in IMLs. The focus will be on river systems in the Midwest, but systems from other environments will also be considered.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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