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CHEMISTRY (CHEM)

Upper-Division

545. Instrumental Analysis (S-alt yr)
Principles and techniques of modern instrumental analysis, including spectrophotometry, spectroscopy, chromatography, X-ray analysis, mass spectrometry and potentiometry. Four hours lecture and six hours laboratory. Materials fee required. Prerequisites: CHEM 223 or 323, 345 and 452 or 456. (6 units)
575. Internship in Chemistry (FWS)
Supervised work and study in applied chemistry in an on- or off-campus setting. Final written report may be required. May be repeated for credit with department consent. A total of four units may be applied towards obtaining a bachelors degree and a total of five units may be applied towards obtaining a masters degree. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: course work appropriate to the specific internship and consent of department. (1-5 units)

Graduate/Postbaccalaureate

May not be taken by undergraduate students.
610. Advanced Environmental Chemistry
Overview of the chemistry and properties of the natural environment, and the effects of human activities thereon. Topics include the behavior of environmental pollutants in air, water, sediments/soils and their potential biological impacts; as well as a discussion of their sources and treatment. Concurrent laboratory studies of common methods used in environmental analyses. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Prerequisites: one year of introductory work in chemistry including organic nomenclature e.g. CHEM 205, 206; or 215, 216, and any organic; or consent of instructor. Recommended: CHEM 345. (5 units)
690. Graduate Seminar in Environmental Sciences
Selected topics and reviews of current investigations in the fields of environmental chemistry. Two hours seminar. (2 units)
691. Graduate Independent Study
Independent study of an advanced topic in chemistry or environmental science. Prerequisite: classified standing in master's program and consent of instructor. (2-4 units)
695. Supervised Graduate Study in Chemistry
Original individual research in environmental chemistry; to be conducted under the direct supervision of a faculty member of the student's committee, and if desired in collaboration with other members of the student's master's committee. Prerequisites: classified standing in master's program and consent of advisor. (4-5 units)
697. Advanced Internship
Supervised work or study in private or public organizations. May be repeated for credit with consent of Environmental Science Graduate Committee. Prerequisites: CHEM 575 or GEOL 575 and consent of advisor. (4 units)
698. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Page 370, Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies. 698 is a variable unit course, see Page 43 for fee schedule. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid. (0-6 units)
699. Graduate Project or Thesis
Independent graduate project or research conducted under guidance of the major advisor culminating in a written project or thesis in satisfaction of the extended project option of the degree requirements. Prerequisite: CHEM 695 or GEOL 695. (4 units)
999. Comprehensive Examination
Assessment of the student's ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, approval of department, completion of course work in the master's program, and good academic standing. (0 units)

GEOLOGY (GEOL)

Upper Division

540. Advanced Topics in Geology
An advanced geologic topic, such as geophysics, carbonate petrology, seismic stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, advanced igneous and metamorphic petrology, volcanic processes, geochemistry, paleoecology, Quaternary geology, geostatistics, micropaleontology, vertebrate paleontology, paleobotany, marine geology, and rock mechanics. Overnight field trips may be required. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. (4 units)
545. Laboratory for Advanced Topics in Geology
Laboratory work to accompany some topics offered in GEOL 540. Three hours laboratory per unit enrolled. Materials fee required. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Overnight field trips may be required. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (1-2 units)
550. Earth Resources
An overview of the geology, distribution, and occurrence of many types of ore deposits, and the methods of their extraction. Topics include metallic resources, industrial minerals, building materials, and energy resources. Weekend field trip(s) may be required. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Materials fee required. Prerequisite: GEOL 322 with a grade of "C" or better. (5 units)
551. Neotectonics and Seismic Hazard Analysis
State-of-the-art methods for studying active faults. Topics include basic seismology, significant historic earthquakes, identifying active faults, estimating fault slip rates, types of evidence for prehistoric earthquakes, models for earthquake recurrence, and evaluating the potential for and likely effects of future earthquakes. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Materials fee required. Formerly a topic under GEOL 540. Prerequisites: GEOL 301 and 360 with a grade of "C" or better in each course. (5 units)
552. Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard Assessment
Concepts in modern volcanology and assessment of volcanic hazards. Topics include magma properties; eruptive styles; lava flows; pyroclastic and volcaniclastic deposits; volcanoes and climate; volcanic hazards and their assessment and mitigation; case studies of classic volcanic eruptions. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Weekend field trip(s) will be required. Materials fee required. Formerly a topic under GEOL 540. Prerequisite: GEOL 325 with a grade of "C" or better. (5 units)
553. Advanced Structural Geology
Advanced topics in theory and analysis of stress and strain; examination of deformation mechanisms; geometry, kinematics, and mechanisms of orogenic belts. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Materials fee required. Overnight field trips may be required. Prerequisites: GEOL 325, 330 and 360 with a grade of "C" or better. Recommended: GEOL 370. (5 units)

Graduate/Postbaccalaureate

May not be taken by undergraduate students.

610. Environmental Geosciences
Application of earth science principles to environmental issues. Topics include applications of fundamentals of physical geology to geohazards, engineering geology, surface and groundwater, erosion, and environmental geochemistry. Atmospheric and climate topics will include global change issues. Labs will feature hands-on-experience with earth materials, maps, analytical techniques and environmental problem solving. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Prerequisite: GEOG 103, or GEOL 101 or equivalent (5 units)
620. Digital Mapping and GIS for Scientists
Emphasis on real-time field data collection in direct digital form, and manipulation of these data using GIS. Scientific application to environmental problems will be stressed. Two hours lecture and six hours laboratory. Prerequisite: GEOG 202. Recommended: GEOL 301. (4 units)
621. Graduate Geological Mapping
Application of geologic techniques and principles to selected field problems. Includes geologic mapping, data collection, analysis, and presentation, and report writing. Overnight field work may be required. One hour lecture and nine hours laboratory. Prerequisites: GEOL 301, 325, 330, 340, and 360 or equivalents, classified standing, and consent of instructor. (4 units)
630. Environmental Geochemistry
Contemporary problems in environmental geochemistry, such as fate and transport of inorganic and organic pollutants in the terrestrial environment covering both equilibrium and kinetic descriptions of the processes. Prerequisite: GEOL 610. (4 units)
635. Low-temperature Geochemistry
Low-temperature geochemistry including sedimentary systems, weathering, and aqueous geochemistry. Includes discussion of thermodynamics of aqueous reactions, elemental speciation, activity diagrams, the carbonate system, water-rock reactions and stable isotopes. Two hours lecture and six hours laboratory. Prerequisite: GEOL 610. (4 units)
690. Graduate Seminar in Environmental Sciences
Selected topics and reviews of current investigations in the fields of environmental geology. (2 units)
691. Graduate Independent Study
Independent study of an advanced topic in geology or environmental science. Prerequisites: classified standing in master's program and consent of instructor. (2-4 units)
695. Supervised Graduate Study in Geology
Original individual research in environmental geology; to be conducted under the direct supervision of a faculty member of the student's committee, and if desired in collaboration with other members of the student's master's committee. Prerequisites: classified standing in master's program and consent of advisor. (4-5 units)
696. Graduate Research in Geology
Original individual research in geology, to be conducted under the guidance of the student's graduate advisor, and if desired, in collaboration with other members of the student's master's committee. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: classified standing and consent of instructor. (1-6 units)
697. Advanced Internship
Supervised work or study in private or public organizations. May be repeated for credit with consent of Environmental Science Graduate Committee. Prerequisites: CHEM 575 or GEOL 575 and consent of advisor. (4 units)
698. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Page 370, Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies. 698 is a variable unit course, see Page 43 for fee schedule. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid. (0-6 units)
699. Graduate Project or Thesis
Independent graduate project or research under guidance of the major advisor culminating in a written project or thesis in satisfaction of the extended project option of the degree requirements. Prerequisite: CHEM 695 or GEOL 695. (4 units)

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