TEACHING AND INSTRUCTION


Undergraduate:

Physical Geology (GLY101), Historical Geology (GLY172; w/ laboratory), Environmental Geology (GLY120), Environmental Geology Laboratory (GLY120L; environmental science majors), Geology of the National Parks (GLY280; includes variety of weekend field trips), Field Methods in Geology (GLY200; Geology majors; includes 5 day field mapping exercise in western Virginia - Hot Springs quad - and eastern West Virginia - Marlinton region), Mineralogy (GLY201; w/laboratory), Optical Mineralogy (GLY202; w/laboratory), Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (GLY311; w/laboratory), General Petrology (GLY310; w/ laboratory), Geochemistry (GLY472; both low and high temperature topics such as stable and radiogenic isotopes, geochemical cycles in atmosphere, oceans and crust, etc.), Advanced Mineralogy (GLY402; cross-listed w/ graduate; w/laboratory), Field Course in Geology (GLY470; 6 credit hours; western United States - North Carolina and Virginia universities Geology Field Course), Environmental Geology Senior Seminar (EVS495; various topics - usually oriented to topics in the southeastern United States), Geology Senior Seminar (GLY495; various topics - usually in conjunction with geology of western United States as students will be taking Field Course), Directed Independent Studies (DIS; GLY491), Undergraduate Honors Thesis (GLY499; 6 credit hours, over two semesters, final products of a presentation, defense and a submitted abstract and/or paper to a regional or national meeting - students from geology, environmental science, archaeology, and history to date).

Graduate:

Advanced Igneous Petrology (GLY513; w/laboratory), Advanced Metamorphic Petrology (GLY514; w/ laboratory), Geochemistry (GLY572), Special Topics (GLY592; courses have included Geothermometry and Geobarometry, X-ray Diffraction Techniques, Geology of the Colorado Plateau, Economic Geology of North Carolina), various topical Seminar classes, Thesis Hours (GLY599), and Graduate Directed Independent Studies (DIS; GLY591).


Last update: 22 July 2013

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