Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Graduate Courses

The course schedule for 2017-18 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 2017.

Fall Term 2017
Course Topic Instructor Time and Location
Geology 9506A Stable Isotope Geochemistry in Earth & Environmental Sciences Fred Longstaffe LEC M/W/F 11:30-12:20 location TBD
Geophysics 9520A Environmental and Exploration Geophysics II Karen Assatourians LEC M/W 10:30-11:30 MC-17
LAB W 2:30-5:30 BGS 0184
Geology 9564A Basin Analysis Guy Plint Date, time and location TBD
Geology 9576A Advanced Glacial Geology Bethany Dean LEC MW 10:30-11:30 PA 117
LAB W 2:30-5:30 BGS 1053
Geology 9601Y

Regional Field Geology

Guy Plint Field course to the Appalachian Orogen in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Sept 1-10, 2017
Geology 9701A

Modular Course in Mineral Systems and Ore Deposit Exploration Strategy

Peter Lightfoot
Bob Linnen
December 9-17, 2017
BGS 1065
Geophysics 9509A Geophysics Field School Sheri Molnar Field School in Calabogie, Ontario in August-September 2017. Contact department for information.
Geophysics 9531A Computer Modelling of Natural Processes Robert Shcherbakov

LEC Tu 10:30-11:30; Th 1:30-2:30 BGS 0184
LAB Tu 11:30-12:30; Th 2:30-3:30 BGS 0184

Geophysics 9572A Physics of the Earth I Rick Secco LEC M/W/F 12:30-1:30 STVH 1119
TUT Tu 2:30-4:30 BGS 0184
Geology/Geophysics 9580A/9680A Graduate Seminar Liz Webb Seminar Tu 12:30-2:30 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 9500/9600 Planetary Science Seminar Tony Withers Seminar TBA. Weekly non-graded seminar for Planetary Science students.
Planetary Science 9603A
Planetary Science Short Course Tony Withers August 26 - September 2, 2017
Planetary Science 9604A Impact Cratering Short Course and Field School Gordon Osinski September 23 - 30, 2017

Winter Term 2018
Course Topic Instructor Time and Location
Geology 9508B Analytical Geochemistry - Methods & Interpretation Bob Linnen

Date, time and location TBD

Geology 9510B Cosmochemistry Audrey Bouvier Date, time and location TBD
Geology 9540B Hydrogeology: Principles, Processes & Professional Practice Rob Schincariol LEC M 9:30-11:30 KB K103
LAB M 2:30-4:30 BGS 0184
Geology 9552B Mineral Deposit Geochemistry Bob Linnen

LEC W 9:30-11:30;  F 9:30-10:30 KB K103
TUT F 8:30-9:30 BGS 1053
LAB Th 1:30-3:30 BGS 1084

Geology 9556B Advanced Stable Isotope Science Fred Longstaffe Date, time and location TBD
Geology 9600Y International Geoscience Field School Neil Banerjee Field course to an international location. Enrollment by application only, application deadline Jan. 5, 2018.
Geophysics 9508B Applied Seismology Gail Atkinson LEC M/W 11:30-12:30 PAB 148
LAB W 2:30-5:30 BGS 0184
Geophysics 9530B Advanced Physics of the Earth Robert Shcherbakov LEC Tu 9:30-11:30; Th 10:30-11:30 BGS 1084



Summer Term 2018
Course Topic Instructor Time and Location
Planetary Science 9605Y Planetary Surface Processes Field School Gordon Osinski Field Course to Arizona and Utah, May 6 -17, 2018
Planetary Science 9606L Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing Short Course TBD June 2018