Fall 2019

ES 1022A: Earth Rocks! - Cam Tsujita

Instructor: Cam Tsujita ctsujita@uwo.ca BGS 1064 
Offered: Lecture: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:30PM Labs: See Western Timetable

What our planet is made of, how it works, and how it affects us. Framed on the interactions of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. Specific topics include: geological time and earth history; formation of rocks and minerals; rock deformation; volcanoes and earthquakes; plate tectonics and mountain building; natural resources. 

Antirequisite(s):  Earth Sciences 1070A/B, Earth Sciences 1081A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

 Course OutlineEarth Rocks!

ES 1023A: Planet Earth Shaken and Stirred - Rick Secco

Instructor: Rick Secco secco@uwo.ca BGS 0178
Offered: Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday 10:30-11:30AM Lab: See Western Timetable

An overview of the origin and development of Earth and solar system; constitution and active processes of Earth interior; how these processes have shaped Earth evolution in the past and how they continue to control surface phenomena such as earthquake and volcanic activity. Labs will introduce the main resource exploration techniques. 

Antirequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2123F/G

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Planet Earth: Shaken and Stirred

ES 1070A: Introduction to the Geology and Resources of Earth - Natalie Pietrzak-Renaud

Instructor: Natalie Pietrzark-Renaud npietrz@uwo.ca WSC G7
Offered: Online

An introduction to geology covering rock forming minerals and rock forming processes. Emphasis will be placed on how mineral and hydrocarbon resources develop. A survey of the geological record is carried out to illustrate how resources are classified and distributed through time.

Antirequisite(s): Earth Sciences 1022A/B, Earth Sciences 1081A/B

Extra Information: Only available online, 0.5 course. Purchase of Rock and Mineral Kit required.

 Course Outline: Introduction to Geology and Resources of Earth

ES 1083F: Life on Planet Earth - Cam Tsuijita

Instructor: Cam Tsujita ctsujita@uwo.ca BGS 1064 
Offered: Lecture: Monday / Wednesday / Friday 9:30-10:30AM Tutorial: Monday or Friday 10:30-11:30AM

Concepts of the development of life on Earth. Darwinian evolution and modern concepts of evolution. Genetics and evolution. Mode and rate of evolution. A survey of the vertebrate fossil record with focus on particular groups, including dinosaurs. Major extinction events in the fossil record. Origin of the geological time scale.
 
Antirequisite(s):  Earth Sciences 2265A/B, Earth Sciences 2266F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Life on Planet Earth

ES 1086F: Origin and Geology of the Solar System - Gerhard Pratt

Instructor: Gerhard Pratt gpratt2@uwo.ca BGS 1045
OfferedOnline

Our best perception of the origin of the Universe, the Milky Way Galaxy, and our Solar System, meteorites, asteroids, comets and the formation of planets. The slow growth of Planetary Science reason and analysis of hypotheses. Why and how Earth evolved along a path radically different than the other planets. 

Antirequisite(s):  Earth Sciences 2232F/G, Astronomy 2201A/B, Astronomy 2232F/G, or the former Earth Sciences 2001F/G. 

Extra Information: The equivalent of 3 lecture hours per week. Offered only online (see Western Distance Studies); 0.5 course

ES 2123F: The Dynamic Earth - Rick Secco

Instructor: Rick Secco secco@uwo.ca BGS 0178
OfferedLecture: Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:30AM Labs: See Western Timetable

An introduction to the Earth as a large heat engine; topics will focus on large scale dynamic processes that occur in the deep interior (mantle and core convection) and their relation to activity and phenomena on the face of the Earth (tectonic plate motions, plate interactions, earth magnetic field, etc.). 

Antirequisite(s):  Earth Sciences 1023A/B

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: The Dynamic Earth

ES 2200A: Plate Tectonic Theory, Environments and Products - Cam Tsujita

Instructor: Cam Tsujita ctsujita@uwo.ca BGS 1064 
OfferedLecture: Monday / Wednesday 11:30-12:30PM Labs: Tuesday 2:30-5:30PM OR Wednesday 6-9PM

Rock types and their distribution within the Earth's crust are a result of tectonics, including continental rifting, seafloor spreading, subduction, obduction, and orogenic uplift and collapse. Lectures synthesize and explain major rock types in primary and secondary tectonic settings. Laboratories examine rocks and textures in hand specimens. 

Prerequisite(s): Any 0.5 Earth Sciences course at the 1000 level or registration in a Major, Specialization, Honors Specialization or Professional program in the Faculty of Science or in the Basic Medical Sciences.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Plate Tectonic Theory

ES 2206A: Mineral Systems, Crystallography and Optics - Roberta Flemming

Instructor: Roberta Flemming rflemmin@uwo.ca BGS 0172
OfferedLecture: Monday / Wednesday 9:30-10:30AM Labs: Wednesday 2:30-5:30PM 

Introduction to mineral chemistry, crystal chemistry and mineral paragenesis, with emphasis on rock-forming minerals and ore minerals. Identification of minerals and mineral properties in hand specimen and thin section.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2200A/B, or registration in a Materials Science module.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

Note: Grade 12 Chemistry or 0.5 course in Chemistry is recommended.

 Course Outline: Mineral Systems

ES 2240F: Catastrophic Events in Earth History - Sean Shieh

Instructor: Sean Shieh sshieh@uwo.ca BGS 1066
OfferedOnline

Rare events so catastrophic that they leave evidence in the geologic record and threaten life on Earth. Included are impacts by asteroids and comets, eruptions from giant resurgent volcanic calderas, large to mega-earthquakes and associated tsunami, and dramatic reduction of atmospheric oxygen by release of reservoirs of methane hydrate.

Antirequisite(s):  Earth Sciences 2241A/B.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year requirements.

Extra Information: The equivalent of 3 lecture hours per week. Offered only online (see Western Distance Studies), 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Catastropic Events in Earth History

ES 2260A: Stratigraphy and Sedimentology From Basins to Beds - Guy Plint

Instructor: Guy Plint gplint@uwo.ca BGS 1072
OfferedLecture: Tuesday and Thursday 11:30AM-12:30PM Lab: Monday 2:30-5:30PM

Origins of sedimentary grains. Transport processes. Characteristics of the main types of sedimentary basins. Stratigraphic methods, including litho-, allo-, bio-, chrono-, and magneto-stratigraphy. Labs include examination of sedimentary rocks, well-log correlation and seismic stratigraphic analysis. At least one field trip is organized.

Pre-or Corequisite(s):  Earth Sciences 2200A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: From Basins to Beds

ES 2265A: Paleobiology and Paleoecology - Jisuo Jin

Instructor: Jisuo Jin jjin@uwo.ca BGS 0180
Offered: Lecture: Monday and Wednesday 10:30-11:30AM Lab: Thursday 2:30-5:30PM

A survey of the fossil record from bacteria, protista, calcareous algae, to invertebrate animals. Topics on each group of fossils include functional morphology, evolutionary trend, ancient living environments, contribution to sediment accumulation and reef-building, utility for dating and correlating rocks and for understanding long-term biodiversity change. 

Pre-or Corequisite(s):  Earth Sciences 2200A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Paleobiology and Paleoecology

ES 3313A: Igneous Petrology - Bob Linnen

Instructor: Bob Linnen rlinnen@uwo.ca BGS 1000B
OfferedLecture: Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:30PM Lab: Thursday 2:30-5:30PM

Study of igneous processes using rock and thin section descriptions (petrography). Discussion of how different compositions and conditions influence the phases present in a rock (phase equilibria). Association of different rock types with plate tectonic setting. 

Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2206A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Igneous Petrology

ES 3321A: Physics of the Earth I - Rick Secco

Instructor: Rick Secco secco@uwo.ca BGS 0178
Offered: Lecture: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:30-1:30PM Lab: Tuesday 2:30-4:30PM 

An introduction to physics of the Earth's interior. Major topics are: Earth structure from seismic observations, heat flow, the physics of minerals under high temperatures and pressures, equations of state, seismological, thermal and compositional models. 

Prerequisite(s):  Earth Sciences 2220A/B or the former Earth Sciences 2221A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Physics of the Earth I

*Crosslisted with Geophysics 9572A

ES 3340A: Watershed Hydrology - Rob Schincariol

Instructor: Rob Schincariol schincar@uwo.ca BGG 0174
OfferedLecture: Thursday 9:30-11:30AM Lab: Thursday 1:30PM-3:30PM OR Thursday 3:30PM-5:30PM

Occurrence, movement, and behavior of water in the hydrologic cycle. The development of quantitative representations of hydrologic processes (e.g., precipitation, evapotranspirtation, runoff, infiltration and unsaturated flow, saturated flow, surface flow). Analysis of stream response hydrographs. Statistical models of predicting flood responses and water resource management. 

Prerequisite(s): Any 1.0 course equivalent at the 1000 level from Calculus, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistical Sciences, or the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Watershed Hydrology

ES 3370A: Metallogeny I: Ore Petrology - Nigel Blamey

Instructor: Nigel Blamey nblamey2@uwo.ca BGS 1000D
OfferedLecture: Monday and Wednesday 11:30AM-12:30PM Lab: Wednesday 2:30-5:30PM

A survey course introducing the broad field of mineral deposit geology and the importance of mineral resources. Global theories of ore genesis are considered in deposit classification. Various methods of ore petrology are discussed within the context of specific applications. Laboratory work focuses on reflected light microscopy in the practical study of ore suites. 

Prerequisite(s):  Earth Sciences 2200A/B and Earth Sciences 2206A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Metallogeny

ES 3372A: Introduction to Petroleum Systems - Burns Cheadle

Instructor: Burns Cheadle bcheadle@uwo.ca BGS 1078

Offered: Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday 11:30AM-12:30PM Lab: Monday 2:30-5:30PM

The study of the fundamental geological components of petroleum systems responsible for oil and natural gas accumulations in sedimentary basins. The fate of organic matter is traced along a path from source rocks, maturation, migration, to reservoir, trap and seal. Labs incorporate use of industry software.

Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2260A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Introduction to Petroleum

ES 4431A: Stable Isotope Geochemistry in Earth and Environmental Science - Liz Webb

Instructor: Liz Webb ewebb5@uwo.ca BGS 0168
OfferedLecture: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:30AM-12:30PM

Stable isotopes (O,H,C,S,N), atmosphere, hydrosphere, sedimentary and diagenetic systems, hydrothermal systems, fluid migration, ore-forming fluids, igneous and metamorphic rocks. Environmental applications: groundwater, oceans, wetlands, acid rain; acid mine drainage, climate fluctuation; global cycle modification. 

Prerequisite(s):  Earth Sciences 2230A/B or Earth Sciences 3341A/B or completion of any 2000 level half-course in Chemistry; or registration in the third or fourth year of an Environmental Sciences module; or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Stable Isotope Geochemistry

*Crosslisted with Geology 9506A

ES 4432A: Mineral Deposit Geochemistry - Bob Linnen

Instructor: Bob Linnen rlinnen@uwo.ca BGS 1000B
OfferedLecture: Monday 12:30-2:30PM & Wednesday 12:30PM-1:30PM Tutorial: Wednesday 1:30-2:30PM

The principals of metal concentration and deposition in magmatic and hydrothermal environments are examined. Natural and experimental data, including fluid inclusion, stable isotope, metal solubility, mineral stability and metal partition behavior are used to develop genetic models for ore deposits, which form the basis of mineral exploration strategies.

Prerequisite(s):  Earth Sciences 2230A/B and Earth Sciences 3370A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Mineral Deposit Geochemistry
*Crosslisted with Geology 9552B

ES 4458A: Selected Topics in ES - Mineral Resource Development - David Good

Instructor: David Good dgood3@uwo.ca 
OfferedLecture: Thursdays 6:30-9:30PM

This course will focus on the multi-disciplinary aspects of the mining cycle from exploration to production and remediation, and include introductions to environmental permitting, land management, mining finance and first nations consultation. It is intended to introduce students to the complex and sophisticated nature of resource development and empower them to develop an understanding of the ‘big picture’ role for various career paths. The course will include multimedia presentations, concept building, case studies and practical exercises.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Mineral Resource Development
*Crosslisted with Geology 9702A

ES 4460A: Sedimentology of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks - Guy Plint

Instructor: Guy Plint gplint@uwo.ca BGS 1072

Offered: Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30AM-10:30AM Lab: Tuesday 2:30-5:30PM

An overview of the principal depositional environments of clastic and carbonate rocks, with emphasis on the recognition and interpretation of sedimentary facies and facies successions. Field and laboratory exercises involving outcrop and subsurface data will be used to integrate facies analysis with sequence stratigraphy.

Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2260A/B and Earth Sciences 3314A/B; or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

 Course Outline: Sedimentology of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks

ES 4490E: Senior Thesis - Robert Shcherbakov

Instructor: Robert Shcherbakov rshcherb@uwo.ca BGS 1080
OfferedLecture: Tuesday 1:30-2:30PM

A presentation of research on a chosen problem. Original data must be generated from field or laboratory studies and analyzed using appropriate methodologies. The results must be integrated into the existing literature on the topic. Independence in the conduct and reporting of research must be demonstrated. 

Prerequisite(s): Registration in year 4 of a Specialization, Honors Specialization or Professional Program offered by the Department of Earth Sciences, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 1 lecture hour, 1.0 course.

 Course Outline: Senior Thesis