Fall 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ERSC 141-01 Earth's Hazards
Instructor: Jorden Hayes
Course Description:
This course examines natural processes such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mass wasting events, and floods that have the potential to produce disastrous consequences for humans. All of these processes result from interactions between the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere directly or indirectly, which is the realm of earth sciences. Increasing global populations and increasingly interdependent national economies mean that few disasters are now only local. This course will use examples such as case studies of recent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to examine how natural processes can be hazardous, and whether or not humans can anticipate and mitigate these kinds of hazards to prevent future disasters. Laboratory work will include analog experiments, field trips, and video analysis of historic disasters. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course examines natural processes such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mass wasting events, and floods that have the potential to produce disastrous consequences for humans. All of these processes result from interactions between the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere directly or indirectly, which is the realm of earth sciences. Increasing global populations and increasingly interdependent national economies mean that few disasters are now only local. This course will use examples such as case studies of recent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to examine how natural processes can be hazardous, and whether or not humans can anticipate and mitigate these kinds of hazards to prevent future disasters. Laboratory work will include analog experiments, field trips, and video analysis of historic disasters. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1330:M   KAUF 146
1030:MWF   KAUF 186
ERSC 141-02 Earth's Hazards
Instructor: Jorden Hayes
Course Description:
This course examines natural processes such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mass wasting events, and floods that have the potential to produce disastrous consequences for humans. All of these processes result from interactions between the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere directly or indirectly, which is the realm of earth sciences. Increasing global populations and increasingly interdependent national economies mean that few disasters are now only local. This course will use examples such as case studies of recent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to examine how natural processes can be hazardous, and whether or not humans can anticipate and mitigate these kinds of hazards to prevent future disasters. Laboratory work will include analog experiments, field trips, and video analysis of historic disasters. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course examines natural processes such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mass wasting events, and floods that have the potential to produce disastrous consequences for humans. All of these processes result from interactions between the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere directly or indirectly, which is the realm of earth sciences. Increasing global populations and increasingly interdependent national economies mean that few disasters are now only local. This course will use examples such as case studies of recent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to examine how natural processes can be hazardous, and whether or not humans can anticipate and mitigate these kinds of hazards to prevent future disasters. Laboratory work will include analog experiments, field trips, and video analysis of historic disasters. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week.
1330:W   KAUF 146
1030:MWF   KAUF 186
ERSC 151-01 Foundations of Earth Sciences
Instructor: Peter Sak
Course Description:
How do mountains and oceans form? Why do the positions of continents shift? Can rocks bend or flow? What is the history of life on our planet? This course explores the materials that make up the Earth and the processes that shape it, both at and below the surface. Students will take field trips around the Carlisle area as well as complete analytical and computer laboratory activities in order to acquire basic field, laboratory, and computer modelling skills. This course serves as a gateway to the Earth Sciences major, but is also appropriate for non-majors. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.
1330:T   KAUF 153
0900:TR   TOME 115
ERSC 151-02 Foundations of Earth Sciences
Instructor: Peter Sak
Course Description:
How do mountains and oceans form? Why do the positions of continents shift? Can rocks bend or flow? What is the history of life on our planet? This course explores the materials that make up the Earth and the processes that shape it, both at and below the surface. Students will take field trips around the Carlisle area as well as complete analytical and computer laboratory activities in order to acquire basic field, laboratory, and computer modelling skills. This course serves as a gateway to the Earth Sciences major, but is also appropriate for non-majors. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.
1330:M   KAUF 153
0900:TR   TOME 115
ERSC 202-01 Energy Resources
Instructor: Marcus Key
Course Description:
The study of the origin, geologic occurrence, and distribution of petroleum, natural gas, coal, and uranium. Discussions include the evaluation and exploitation, economics, law, and the environmental impact of these resources and their alternatives, including geothermal, wind, solar, tidal, and ocean thermal power. Prerequisites: One introductory lab science or permission of instructor. Offered every other year.
0830:MWF   KAUF 186
ERSC 218-01 Geographic Information Systems
Instructor: James Ciarrocca
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 218-01 and ENST 218-01. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful technology for managing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data and geographically-referenced information. It is used in a wide variety of fields including archaeology, agriculture, business, defense and intelligence, education, government, health care, natural resource management, public safety, transportation, and utility management. This course provides a fundamental foundation of theoretical and applied skills in GIS technology that will enable students to investigate and make reasoned decisions regarding spatial issues. Utilizing GIS software applications from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), students work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on GIS data collection, manipulation, analysis, output and presentation. The course will culminate in a final, independent project in which the students design and prepare a GIS analysis application of their own choosing. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course is cross-listed as ENST 218 and ARCH 218.
1330:F   KAUF 109
0930:MWF   KAUF 185
ERSC 301-01 Field Geology
Instructor: Peter Sak
Course Description:
A course in some of the basic geological field techniques, with the preparation of topographic and geologic maps and reports from data obtained by the student in the field. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: 151 or permission of instructor.
1030:TR   KAUF 153
1330:R   KAUF 153
ERSC 307-01 Paleontology
Instructor: Marcus Key
Course Description:
Cross-listed with BIOL 401-02. A systematic study of the invertebrate and vertebrate fossil groups, plants, and their evolution and relationships to living forms. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: 141, 142, or 151 or any 100-level BIOL course. This course is cross-listed as BIOL 401.
1030:MWF   KAUF 152
1330:T   KAUF 152
ERSC 331-01 Geochemistry
Instructor: Alyson Thibodeau
Course Description:
An introduction to the origin, distribution, and behavior of elements in the geochemical cycles and processes of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. Topics include the chemistry of magma, hydrothermal fluids, weathering, fresh and ocean waters, sediment digenesis, hydrocarbons, and metamorphism. Includes radiometric dating and stable isotope applications. Lab will focus on sampling, instrumental analysis, and data interpretation of earth materials. Prerequisites: 151 and CHEM 131 or 141, or permission of instructor. Offered every other year. An introduction to the origin, distribution, and behavior of elements in the geochemical cycles and processes of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. Topics include the chemistry of magma, hydrothermal fluids, weathering, fresh and ocean waters, sediment digenesis, hydrocarbons, and metamorphism. Includes radiometric dating and stable isotope applications. Lab will focus on sampling, instrumental analysis, and data interpretation of earth materials. Prerequisites: 151 and CHEM 131 or 141, or permission of instructor. Offered every other year.
1130:MWF   KAUF 134
1330:W   KAUF 134
ERSC 500-01 Wastewater Treatment Internship at Middlesex County (NJ) Utilities Authority
Instructor: Marcus Key
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ERSC 560-01 Climatic vs Singular Events Impact on Outlet Glaciers on Eyjafjalla-Jokull Iceland
Instructor: Benjamin Edwards
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ERSC 560-02 Using Seismic Anisotropy to Investigate Controls on Weathering Profiles
Instructor: Jorden Hayes
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ERSC 560-03 Pb Isotopes as Particulate Contaminant Tracers and Chronostratigraphic Markers for Lake Lacawac, PA
Instructor: Alyson Thibodeau
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ERSC 560-04 Seismic Refraction at Garner's Run, Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory
Instructor: Jorden Hayes
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ERSC 560-05 Pb Isotopes as Particulate Contaminant Tracers and Chronostratigraphic Markers for Lake Giles, PA
Instructor: Alyson Thibodeau
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ERSC 560-06 Hydrogeophysical Characterization of Karstic Limestone at the Dickinson College Farm
Instructor: Jorden Hayes
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ERSC 560-07 Structural vs. Glaciological Controls on the Formation of BraeĆ°ivikir Ridge, a Glaciovolcanic Tindar
Instructor: Benjamin Edwards
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