Fall 2022

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.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, M
KAUF 146
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
KAUF 179
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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
KAUF 179
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, T
KAUF 146
ERSC 151-01 Foundations of Earth Sciences
Instructor: Ben Edwards
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.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
KAUF 179
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, W
KAUF 140
ERSC 151-02 Foundations of Earth Sciences
Instructor: Ben Edwards
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.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
KAUF 179
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, R
KAUF 140
ERSC 205-01 Introduction to Soil Science
Instructor: Ben Edwards
Course Description:
This course focuses on giving students a basic understanding of soil formation processes and field/laboratory characterization of soils. Emphasis in the first part of the course will be on soil formation processes, while the second part of the course will focus on students conducting experiments relevant to soil formation. Weather permitting most labs will have an out-of-doors component. This course is an elective for the Earth Sciences major, and will be useful to students interested in the food studies certificate program, agricultural science, archeology, environmental science, forensic science, planetary science, and solid state chemistry and physics.Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisie: one introductory lab science or permission of instructor.
11:30 AM-12:20 PM, MWF
KAUF 140
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, M
KAUF 140
ERSC 218-01 Geographic Information Systems
Instructor: Gordon Cromley
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 218-01, ENST 218-01 and GISP 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 ARCH 218, ENST 218 and GISP 218. 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 ARCH 218, ENST 218 and GISP 218.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, F
LIBRY SLC
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MWF
LIBRY SLC
ERSC 218-02 Geographic Information Systems
Instructor: Deb Sinha
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 218-02, ENST 218-02 and GISP 218-02. 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 ARCH 218, ENST 218 and GISP 218. 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 ARCH 218, ENST 218 and GISP 218.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MWF
LIBRY SLC
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, W
LIBRY SLC
ERSC 307-01 Paleontology
Instructor: Marcus Key
Course Description:
Cross-listed with BIOL 401-01. 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. 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.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MWF
KAUF 152
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, 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.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
KAUF 134
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, R
KAUF 134
ERSC 500-01 GIS Intern at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
Instructor: Marcus Key
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ERSC 500-02 Environmental Consulting Internship
Instructor: Marcus Key
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ERSC 500-03 Geotechnical internship at Keller Management Services
Instructor: Marcus Key
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ERSC 500-04 Internship at Union Quarries, Carlisle, PA
Instructor: Marcus Key
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ERSC 550-01 Ontogenetic Morphologic Variation in Ceratopsid Dinosaur Frills
Instructor: Marcus Key
Course Description:

ERSC 550-02 Geophysical Investigation of Sinkhole Development in Human-Impacted Karst Terrain
Instructor: Jorden Hayes
Course Description:

ERSC 550-03 Analysis of Satellite Imagery of the Arctic
Instructor: Ben Edwards
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ERSC 560-01 Carbon Cycling at Dickinson College
Instructor: Ben Edwards
Course Description:

ERSC 560-02 Geobiology: Characterizing Methanogen Microbial Communities on Rural Farmland at the Dickinson Colle
Instructor: Ben Edwards
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ERSC 560-03 Growth Checks in Erect Bryozoans as Climate Proxies
Instructor: Marcus Key
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