Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Graduate Courses

The course schedule for 2015-16 is subject to addition/change. For the full course catalogue and descriptions, please click here. For detailed course requirements for each degree, please click here. Registration for fall courses opens in early August 2015.

Fall Term 2015
CourseTopicInstructorTime and Location
Geology 9506A Isotope Geochemistry in Earth & Environmental Sciences Fred Longstaffe LEC M-W-F 11:30-12:30, PAB 150
Geology 9564A Basin Analysis Guy Plint Seminar W 9:00-10:30 and 1:30-2:30, BGS-1084
Geology 9576A Advanced Glacial Geology Steve Hicock LEC M 10:30-11:30, KB-106, W 10:30-11:30 SH-3317
LAB W 2:30-5:30, BGS-1053
Geophysics 9505A Geophysical Forward & Inverse Modelling Gerhard Pratt LEC Tu-Th 9:30-10:30 CHB-9
LAB Th 2:30-5:30, BGS-0184
Also offered online, see instructor
Geophysics 9509A Geophysics Field School Gerhard Pratt & Sheri Molnar Field School in Calabogie, Ontario in August-September 2015. Contact department for information.
Geophysics 9520A Advanced Environmental & Exploration Geophysics Gerhard Pratt LEC M-W 10:30-11:30, STVH-3101
LAB W 2:30-5:30, BGS-0184
Geophysics 9572A Physics of the Earth I Rick Secco LEC M-W-F 12:30-1:30, PAB-150
LAB Tu 2:30-4:30, BGS-0184
GL/GP 9580A/9680A Graduate Seminar Patricia Corcoran Seminar Tu 11:30-2:30 BGS-1053
Please sign up for 9580A if you are a M.Sc. student and 9680A if you are a Ph.D. student.
Planetary Science 9603A
Planetary Science Short Course Tony Withers Short course running Sept. 8-14, 2015
PS 9500/9600
Planetary Science Seminar Tony Withers Seminar TBA. Weekly non-graded seminar for Planetary Science students.

Winter Term 2016
CourseTopicInstructorTime and Location
Geology 9510B/ Planetary Science 9510B
Cosmochemistry: Origin and Formation of the Solar System Audrey Bouvier TBA
Geology 9516B Advanced Mineralogy & Crystallography Roberta Flemming TBA
Geology 9540B Hydrogeology: Principles, Processes & Professional Practice Rob Schincariol LEC M 9:30-11:30, BGS-0153
LAB M 2:30-4:30, BGS-0184
Geology 9552B Advanced Mineral Deposit Geochemistry Robert Linnen LEC W 9:30-11:30, F 9:30-10:30, UCC-58
TUT F 8:30-8:30, UCC-58
Seminar TBA
Geology 9556B Advanced Stable Isotope Science Fred Longstaffe TBA
Geology 9567B Regional Petroleum Systems Seminar Burns Cheadle Course includes joining Western's team for the 2016 Imperial Barrel Award competition. Contact instructor for further information.
Geology 9600Y International Geoscience Field School Neil Banerjee Field course to an international location. Enrollment by application only, application deadline Jan. 7, 2016.
Geophysics 9508B Engineering Seismology Gail Atkinson LEC M-W 11:30-12:30, PAB-150
LAB W 2:30-5:30, BGS-0184
Geophysics 9530B Advanced Physics of the Earth TBA LEC Tu 9:30-11:30, STVH-2166; Th 10:30-11:30, PAB-34