Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Graduate Courses

The course schedule for 2016-17 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 2016.

Fall Term 2016
CourseTopicInstructorTime and Location
Geology 9506A Isotope Geochemistry in Earth & Environmental Sciences Fred Longstaffe M-W-F 11:30-12:30 PAB 117
Geology 9566A Applied Petroleum Assessment Burns Cheadle

LEC Tu-Th 11:30-12:30 CHB9
LAB M 2:30-5:30 BGS 0184

Geology 9576A Advanced Glacial Geology Steve Hicock LEC M-W 10:30-11:30 KB K103
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, 2016
Geology 9577A

Exploration Drilling

Bob Linnen 6 weekends
Geophysics 9505A Geophysical Forward & Inverse Modelling Gerhard Pratt LEC Tu-Th 9:30-10:30 KB K103
LAB Th 2:30-5:30, BGS 0184
Also offered online, see instructor
Geophysics 9509A Geophysics Field School Gerhard Pratt Field School in Calabogie, Ontario in August-September 2016. Contact department for information.
Geophysics 9524A Physics of Earthquakes Robert Shcherbakov

M 10:30-11:30 BGS 1084
W 10:30-12:30 BGS 1084

GL/GP 9580A/9680A Graduate Seminar Roberta Flemming 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 9603A
Planetary Science Short Course Tony Withers Monday, August 29 - Sunday, September 4
PS 9500/9600
Planetary Science Seminar Tony Withers Seminar TBA. Weekly non-graded seminar for Planetary Science students.

Winter Term 2017
CourseTopicInstructorTime and Location
Geology 9508B Analytical Geochemistry - Methods & Interpretation Bob Linnen

LEC M 2:30-3:30 BGS 1084
LAB W 2:30-4:30 BGS 1084

Geology 9516B Advanced Mineralogy and Crystallography Roberta Flemming

LEC/LAB M 9:30-12:30 BGS 1069

Geology 9532B Ancient Ecosystems Jisuo Jin

LEC Tu-Th 10:30-11:30 KB K103
LAB Th 2:30-5:30 BGS 1065

Geology 9540B Hydrogeology: Principles, Processes & Professional Practice Rob Schincariol LEC M 9:30-11:30, PAB 150
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 PAB 150
TUT F 8:30-9:30 BGS 1053
LAB Th 1:30-3:30 BGS 1084

Geology 9555B Rock Flow in Crust & Mantle Dazhi Jiang LEC W 10:00-12:30 BGS 1053
LAB F 10:30-12:30 BGS 1053
Geology 9556B Advanced Stable Isotope Science Fred Longstaffe TBD
Geology 9600Y International Geoscience Field School Neil Banerjee Field course to an international location. Enrollment by application only, application deadline Jan. 6, 2017.
Geology 9701B Special Topics: Wetland Biogeochemistry Brian Branfireun TBD
Geology 9702B

Special Topics: Best Practices in Sustainable
Mineral Resource Development in Ontario

David Good LEC Tu 3-7; location TBA
Geophysics 9507B Advanced Mineral Physics Sean Shieh LEC Tu-Th 11:30-12:30 BGS 1084
LAB Tu 2:30-4:30, BGS 0182
Geophysics 9525B Seismic Geology Sheri Molnar LEC Tu/Th 11:30-12:30 PAB 117
LAB Th 12:30-2:30 BGS 0184
Geophysics 9526B Modelling Catastrophic Risk Gero Michel Short Course Mar 20-24, 2017
Geophysics 9530B Advanced Physics of the Earth Robert Shcherbakov LEC Tu 9:30-11:30; Th 10:30-11:30 STVH 1155
Geophysics 9701B Waveform Tomography Gerhard Pratt LEC M 12:30-2:30 BGS 0179
LAB W 9:30-11:30 BGS 0179
Planetary Science 9605Y Planetary Surface Processes Field School Gordon Osinski Field Course to Arizona and Utah, May 1-12, 2017