Fall 2018

ES 1022A: Earth Rocks! - Cam Tsujita

Instructor: Cam Tsujita ctsujita@uwo.ca BGS 1064 
Offered: Lecture: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:30PM in BGS 0153 Lab: 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 in BGS 0165 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 2123A/B
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 in BGS 0165 Tutorial: Monday or Friday 10:30-11:30AM in BGS 1015

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 - Meagan Gilbert

Instructor: Meagan Gilbert mgilbe23@uwo.ca 
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, 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 2123A: 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 in BGS 1053

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 - Nigel Blamey

Instructor: Nigel Blamey nblamey@uwo.ca BGS 1000D
OfferedLecture: Monday / Wednesday 9:30-10:30AM Labs: Wednesday 2:30-5:30PM OR Tuesday 6-9PM in BGS 1069

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 - Liz Webb

Instructor: Liz Webb ewebb5@uwo.ca BGS 0168
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 2250Y: Introductory Field Mapping - Patricia Corcoran

Instructor: Patricia Corcoran pcorcor@uwo.ca BGS 0164
OfferedMay 1-11, 2019 - Must sign up by Sept. 14, 2018 

Eleven day field camp in the vicinity of Whitefish Falls, northern Lake Huron. Students will examine Precambrian metasedimentary and Early Paleozoic sedimentary rocks, make a geological map, measure a stratigraphic section and learn techniques of paleocurrent analysis.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2200A/B and registration in a module or program where Earth Sciences 2250Y is mandatory; or registration in an Earth Sciences Minor and a minimum mark of 60% in Earth Sciences 2200A/B.
Extra Information: 11 day field course, 0.5 course

Note: Students must register prior to the September “Add” deadline for full courses (see Undergraduate Sessional Dates). Partial cost of the field expenses must be borne by the student, and is payable to the Department prior to the September “Add” deadline. Fees are non-refundable in the event of a course drop, except in extenuating circumstances.

2018-2019 Fees: Students must pay $430 by February 1, 2019 

 Course OutlineIntroductory Field Mapping Techniques

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 in BGS 1015

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 - Meagan Gilbert

Instructor: Meagan Gilbert mgilbe23@uwo.ca 
Offered: Lecture: Monday and Wednesday 10:30-11:30AM Lab: Thursday 2:30-5:30PM OR 6-9PM in BGS 1069

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 - Audrey Bouvier

Instructor: Audrey Bouvier audrey.bouvier@uwo.ca BGS 1081
OfferedLecture: Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-1:30PM Lab: Thursday 6-9PM in BGS 1065

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 BGS 0184

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: Wednesday 8:30-10:30AM Lab: Thursday 9:30-11:30AM OR 11:30AM-1:30PM in BGS 0184

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 3350Y: Advanced Field Mapping Techniques - Dazhi Jiang

Instructor: Dazhi Jiang djiang3@uwo.ca BGS 0176
OfferedField Camp Takes Place May 1-11, 2019. Students must Sign up by September 14, 2018

Eleven day field school in a deformed metamorphic terrain. Observation and documentation of geological features at outcrops. Three-dimensional thinking and reconstruction of structural geometry. Establishing overprinting relationships among structures. Mapping from mesoscopic to macroscopic scales. Kinematic interpretation and tectonic synthesis of geological data at different scales.

Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2201A/B and 2250Y.  
Corequisite(s): Any two of Earth Sciences 3313A/B, 3314A/B, 3315A/B, and registration in the Major, Specialization or Honors Specialization in Geology, or in the Honors Geology or Honors Environmental Geoscience Programs for Professional Registration.
Extra Information: 11 day field course in May, 0.5 course.    

Note: Students must register prior to the September "Add" deadline for full year courses (see Undergraduate Sessional Dates). Partial cost of the field expenses must be borne by the students, and is payable to the Department prior to the September “Add” deadline.  Students will receive the maximum subsidy if the course is a requirement for their module. In the case that the course is not a requirement, partial subsidy may be provided depending on the module in which the student is currently enrolled (please contact the Departmental Undergraduate Chair).

2018-2019: Students must pay $430 by February 1, 2019 

 Course Outline
Advanced Field Mapping Techniques

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 OR 6-9PM in BGS 1065

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

ES4420A: Geophysical Forward and Inverse Modelling Methods - Gerhard Pratt

Instructor: Gerhard Pratt gpratt2@uwo.ca BGS 1045
Offered: Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-10:30AM BGS 1084 Lab: Thursday 2:30-5:30PM BGS 1084.

An introduction to potential theory and methods of interpreting geophysical data through the construction of forward models, optimization of misfit surfaces, and inversion.

Prerequisite(s):  Calculus 2303A/B or Calculus 2503A/B.
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

 Course Outline: Geophysical Forward and Inverse Modelling Methods

*Crosslisted with Geophysics 9505A

ES 4431A: Stable Isotope Geochemistry in Earth and Environmental Science - Fred Longstaffe

Instructor: Fred Longstaffe flongsta@uwo.ca BGS 1023
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. Radiogenic isotopes: dating techniques; crust and mantle evolution, environmental tracing. 

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 in BGS 1056

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 4450Y: Regional Field Geology - Guy Plint

Instructor: Guy Plint gplint@uwo.ca BGS 1072
Offered: Field school takes place Sept 1-10, 2018 in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Students must sign up by end of April and first deposit is due at the end of May. 

Field study of the geology of major structural provinces of North America. A ten day field trip at the beginning of September. 

Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 3350Y and registration in the Honors Specialization in Geology, or the Honors Geology or Honors Environmental Geoscience Programs for Professional Registration, or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: A ten day field course in early September, 0.5 course

Note: Students must inform the Department of their intention to register in the course prior to April 1 and register prior to August 15th. Partial cost of the field course must be borne by the student, and is payable to the Department by May 1st. 

 Course Outline: Regional Field Geology

*Crosslisted with Geology 9601Y

ES 4451Z: Geophysical Field Techniques - Gerhard Pratt

Instructor: Gerhard Pratt gpratt2@uwo.ca BGS 1045
Offered: Field school takes place Aug - Sept 2018

An off-campus Geophysical field school providing an introduction to geophysical techniques, including gravity, magnetic, seismic and electromagnetic methods. Classroom lectures, with accompanying outdoor sessions and field exercises. Offered in co-operation with other Universities, with participation from geophysical contractors. The course meets professional registration requirements for Field Techniques (Geophysics).

Antirequisite(s): The former Earth Sciences 4451Y.
Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2220A/B or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: A ten day field course in early September, 0.5 course.

Note: Students must inform the Department of their intention to register in the course prior to May 1st, and register prior to August 15th. The field course is subsidized by the department. Students will pay a deposit by May 1st. 

 Course Outline: Geophysical Field Techniques

*Crosslisted with Geophysics 9609A

ES 4462A: Glacial and Quaternary Geology - Shannon Hibbard

Instructor: Shannon Hibbard
OfferedLecture: Monday and Wednesday 10:30-11:30AM Lab: Wednesday 2:30-5:30PM in BGS 1053

The last 2 million years of Earth history. Glacial-interglacial cycles, global sea level and climate changes, and their causes. Extent and dynamics of North American Pliestocene ice sheets. Dating methods, Quaternary resources, waste disposal, air photo interpretation and surficial mapping. Laboratory exercises, field project, field trip. 

Prerequisite(s):  0.5 course from Earth Sciences 2260A/B, Earth Sciences 3314A/B, Geography 2330A/B, Geography 3333A/B, Geography 3334A/B, Geography 3350A/B, the former Geography 3331A/B, the former Geography 3332A/B, or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 seminar/laboratory hours, 0.5 course.

 Course Outline: Glacial and Quarternary Geology

*Crosslisted with Geology 9576A

ES 4472A: Applied Petroleum Assessment - Burns Cheadle

Instructor: Burns Cheadle bcheadle@uwo.ca BGS 1078
OfferedLecture: Tuesday and Thursday 11:30AM-12:30PM Lab: Monday 2:30-5:30PM in BGS 1053

Advanced-level study of characterization and quantitative assessment of petroleum plays and prospects, with an emphasis on the integration of Geoscience, introductory reservoir engineering and basic economic indicators on the valuation of oil and gas properties. Labs will analyze case studies using industry software.

Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 3372A/B, or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: Only offered in alternate years. 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

 Course Outline: Applied Petroleum Assessment

*Crosslisted with Geology 9566A

ES 4490E: Senior Thesis - Robert Shcherbakov

Instructor: Robert Shcherbakov rshcherb@uwo.ca BGS 1080
OfferedLecture: Tuesday 1:30-2:30PM in BGS 1084

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