Southeast Missouri State University

Courses in Geosciences

AO215/015

Soils
Prerequisite: CH 181/001/081 or CH 185/005/085
3 credit hour

Description

Origin, classification, and physical, chemical and biological properties related to farm practices. Two lectures (AO 215) must be taken concurrently with two-hour lab (AO 015).

AO427

Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Prerequisite: AO 215/015; CH 181/001/081 or CH 185/005/085
3 credit hour

Description

Fundamentals and concepts of soil fertility and its evaluation related to soil management, plant nutrition and maintenance. Two lectures; two-hour lab.

AO555 (Cross-listed as GO 555)

Soil Classification and Resource Management
Prerequisite: AO 215/015 or GO 100; CH 181/001/081 or CH 185/005/085
3 credit hour

Description

Classification of soils in terms of their physical, chemical and mineralogical composition. Interpretation of soils in terms of proper land use, with special attention to soil erosion. Two lectures; two-hour lab.

GO110

Physical Geology
3 credit hour

Description

Comprehensive introduction to geology; earth materials, internal and external processes, time, resources and environmental hazards. Two lectures, one lab per week

GO150/050

Earth Science: Environmental Hazards
3 credit hours

Description

An examination of Earth's systems, how they work, and how they relate to people, with emphasis on resulting natural and man-made hazards to society. Two lectures, one lab per week. (University Studies course)

GO220

Meteorology
3 credit hours

Description

Basic principles of atmosphere, air mass analysis, and fundamental laws governing weather forecasting.

GO305

Environmental Geoscience
Prerequisite: GO110
3 credit hours

Description

Natural earth systems and cycles, natural hazards, mineral and energy resources, waste disposal, and environmental planning.

GO320

Oceanography
Prerequisite: GO220
3 credit hours

Description

Introduction to historical, physical, chemical, geological, and biological oceanography, including man's interaction with the ocean.

GO340

Remote Sensing
Prerequisite: GO110; GO220; IS175; MA133; MA134
3 credit hours

Description

An introduction to the principles / concepts of remote sensing, its applications and its significance in today's world. Two lectures, one lab per week.

GO365

Environmental Soil Science
Prerequisites: MA134; CH186
4 credit hours

Description

An investigation of the physical, chemical, mineralogical and microbiological features of soils and an analysis of best land use. Three lectures, one two-hour laboratory and one field trip.

GO445

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Prerequisites: IS175; GO340; MA223 or SO242; consent of instructor
3 credit hours

Description

An introduction to the theory, methods, and applications of GIS for spatial data analysis. Two lectures; one lab per week.

GO460

Environmental Hydrology
Prerequisites: GO110; MA134; or consent of instructor
3 credit hours

Description

An introduction to the interrelationships between the environment and the occurrence, distribution, movement, and chemistry of water. Emphasizing the influence of geologic processes and materials on surface water, groundwater, and fluid and contaminant transport through the vadose zone. Two lectures; one lab per week.

GO471-473

Special Topics
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
1 to 3 credit hours

Description

Lectures, laboratories, field trips, and seminars on topics in the geosciences not covered by the regular curriculum.

GO481-483

Independent Study
Prerequisites: Consent of department chairperson and supervising faculty member
1-3 credit hours

Description

Supervised individual study in a selected field of the geosciences .

GO486-488

Internship
Prerequisites: 15 hours in the major; 3.0 GPA
1 to 3 credit hours

Description

A supervised learning and work experience which contributes to the individual student's major program of study and career objectives. Arranged with supervising faculty member. May be taken more than once.

GO491-493

Undergraduate Research
Prerequisites: Consent of department chairperson and supervising faculty member
1 to 3 credit hours

Description

Supervised individual research on a problem of interest to the student.

GO555 (Cross-listed as AO555)

Soil Classification and Resource Management
Prerequisites: AO215 or GO110; CH181/001/081 or CH185/005/085
3 credit hours

Description

Classification of soils in therms of their physical, chemical, and mineralogical composition. Interpretation of soils in terms of proper land use, with special attention to soil erosion.

GO561-563

Advanced Topics in Geology
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
1 to 3 credit hours

Description

Lectures, discussions, labs, field trips and assigned readings in various fields of geology. May be taken more than once. Topics vary.

University Studies Courses

UI318

Earth Science: A Process Approach
Prerequisites: BS218
3 credit hours

Description

A process-oriented investigation of the interrelationships among the earth sciences and their interaction with living systems. One 2 hour lecture; one 2 hour lab.

UI372

Earthquakes and Society
3 credit hours

Description

Study of earthquakes, their causes, occurrence, physical properties, scientific use and their effects on human society.

UI373

Earth and Life Through Time
3 credit hours

Description

Reading and evaluating the geologic record of biologic and geologic events with chronicles of life and earth interaction through time.

UI416

Planetary Exploration From Galileo to the Present and Beyond
Prerequisites: Completion of University Studies core curriculum.
3 credit hours

Description

Examination of major developments contributing to our understanding of the solar system and their impact on the future of mankind.

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