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Department of Earth Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2018

Earth Sciences Major

Bachelor of Science

The department offers a bachelor of science (BSc) degree with three course stream options leading to course concentrations: geology stream, environmental geoscience stream, and general earth sciences stream.

The geology and environmental geoscience streams are designed to permit a student to enroll as a geologist or environmental geoscientist respectively, in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), the governing body that regulates geoscience practice in BC. All students intending to practice as a geoscientist in BC must be licensed by APEGBC, and are strongly advised to pursue one of these two streams. Many other Canadian provinces also require professional licensing.

Students who are not intending to practice as professional geoscientists, may choose to pursue the general earth sciences stream. This stream may best accommodate students in some joint major programs.

Students should seek the advice of a departmental program advisor.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Students wishing to enroll in Earth Sciences courses must obtain a C- grade or better in prerequisite courses.

Program Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Requirements

All students, no matter which streams they will choose, will complete a minimum of 55 units including all of

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: BC high school chemistry 12 or CHEM 109 or CHEM 111. Students may not count both CHEM 120 and 121 for credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Leznoff
Jeffrey Warren
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D105
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D106
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D107
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D108
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SECB 1012, Burnaby
D109
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D110
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D111
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D112
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D113
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D114
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D115
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D116
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D117
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D200 Daniel Leznoff
Jeffrey Warren
Mo, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D201
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D202
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D203
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D204
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D205
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D206
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D300 Garry Mund
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D301
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D302
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D303
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D304
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D305
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D307
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D400 Garry Mund
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D401
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 2750, Surrey
LA03 Julie Lunniss
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA04 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA05 Julie Lunniss
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB03 Julie Lunniss
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB04 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB05 Julie Lunniss
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB13 Julie Lunniss
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB14 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB15 Julie Lunniss
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB16 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LC01 Garry Mund
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC02 Garry Mund
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC03 Garry Mund
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC04 Garry Mund
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LC05 Garry Mund
We 10:00 AM – 1:50 PM
SUR 2780, Surrey
LE01
TBD
LE02
TBD
LE03
TBD
CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 or 120. Recommended: MATH 152 (or 155) and PHYS 121 (or 102) as a corequisite. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Bennet
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D102
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D103
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D105
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D106
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D107
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1012, Burnaby
D108
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D109
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D110
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D111
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
CHEM 126 - General Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Experiments in chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 121. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA04 . Faculty
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA06 . Faculty
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
EASC 101 - Dynamic Earth (3)

Origin and character of minerals, rocks, Earth structure, Earth surface processes and plate tectonic theory. Primarily designed to deliver prereq. information to EASC majors/honours and students pursuing degrees in other Departments and Faculties that require a strong foundational course in Earth Science. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Glyn Williams-Jones
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
D104
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
D200 Cindy Hansen
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3250, Surrey
D201
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2970, Surrey
EASC 201 - Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (3)

An introduction to the nature, origin and interpretation of stratified earth materials. Principles of lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, the facies concept. Prerequisite: EASC 210 with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 202 - Introduction to Mineralogy (3)

Introduction to crystallography, crystal chemistry and chemical properties and chemical principles necessary for the study of minerals. Prerequisite: EASC 101 and CHEM 121. All with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Cameron
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
EASC 204 - Structural Geology I (3)

Description, classification and interpretation of earth structures: folds, faults, joints, cleavage and lineations. Elementary rock mechanics. Prerequisite: EASC 210, PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 205 - Introduction to Petrology (3)

Optical phenomena related to the use of the polarizing microscope in the identification of minerals in thin section. Petrogenesis and classification of igneous sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Hand specimen and thin section identification of rocks and minerals. Prerequisite: EASC 202, CHEM 122, and one of: (PHYS 102 and PHYS 130), (PHYS 121 and PHYS 133), (PHYS 126 and PHYS 133) or (PHYS 141). All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 206 - Field Geology I (2)

Methods of field navigation, geological mapping and the interpretation of geological field data including cross sections, the geological time scale, and stratigraphic sections and columns. Includes two weekend field trips. Field locations may vary from year to year. All lectures and field trips are mandatory. Prerequisite: EASC 101 and prerequisite/co-requisite: EASC 210. All with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robbie Donald
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
EASC 207 - Introduction to Applied Geophysics (3)

An introduction to geophysics emphasizing seismic, magnetic and gravimetric observations of the Earth. Applied geophysics. Prerequisite: MATH 152, and one of: (PHYS 102 and PHYS 130), (PHYS 121 and PHYS 133), (PHYS 126 and PHYS 133) or (PHYS 141). All with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andy Calvert
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D101
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC1 7006, Burnaby
EASC 208 - Introduction to Geochemistry (3)

Distribution and cycles of elements, minerals and rocks on and within Earth. Understanding and evolution of Earth systems through high and low temperature fluid-rock interaction, aqueous geochemistry, stable and radiogenic isotopes. Prerequisite: EASC 202, CHEM 121, 122 and 126. All with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

EASC 209W - Environmental Geoscience (4)

Environmental geology is a branch of Earth science that deals with the relationship of people to their geological habitat. Topics covered will include environmental impact of mineral extraction and logging; erosion and sedimentation in rural and urban environments; and mass movements in mountainous terrain. The course includes two 1-day field trips that usually occur on Saturdays. This course is primarily designed for EASC program students and those pursuing degrees in other Departments and Faculties that require a strong foundational course in Environmental Geoscience. Prerequisite: EASC 101 with a grade of C- or better. Students with credits for EASC 303W may not take this course for credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brent Ward
We 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
D101
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
EASC 210 - Historical Geology (3)

The study of the evolution of the Earth, the geological time scale, fossils and evolution, stratigraphic concepts, geological history of western Canada. Prerequisite: EASC 101 with a grade of C- or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Cindy Hansen
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D101
Fr 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nils Bruin
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D200 Zhaosong Lu
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3310, Surrey
OPO1
TBD
OPO2
TBD
or MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pedro Cipriano Feijao
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D200 Veselin Jungic
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
SUR 3170, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD
MATH 152 - Calculus II (3)

Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ralf Wittenberg
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

and one of

STAT 201 - Statistics for the Life Sciences (3)

Research methodology and associated statistical analysis techniques for students with training in the life sciences. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 203, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Marie Loughin
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Gaitri Yapa
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

all of

PHYS 101 - Physics for the Life Sciences I (3) **

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Cameron Forde
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D105
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D106
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D107
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D108
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D109
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D110
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D111
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D112
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D113
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D114
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D115
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D116
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D117
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
OP01
Th 10:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
PHYS 102 - Physics for the Life Sciences II (3) **

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140 and MATH 154 or 150 or 151 or 157, all with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158, and PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bernd Stelzer
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D105
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D106
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D107
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D108
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D109
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D110
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D111
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D112
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D113
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D200 George Kirczenow
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
OP01
Mo 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
PHYS 132 - Physics Laboratory I (1) **

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in mechanics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Corequisite: PHYS 120 or 125. Students with credit for PHYS 130, 131, or 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Paul Haljan
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
PHYS 133 - Physics Laboratory II (1) **

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions). Corequisite: PHYS 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 130, 131, or 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.

or all of

PHYS 120 - Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daria Ahrensmeier
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D105
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D106
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D107
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D108
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D109
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D110
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D111
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D112
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D113
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D114
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D115
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D116
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D117
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D118
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D119
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
PHYS 121 - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140 (or PHYS 101 with a grade of A or B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 132 - Physics Laboratory I (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in mechanics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Corequisite: PHYS 120 or 125. Students with credit for PHYS 130, 131, or 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Paul Haljan
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
PHYS 133 - Physics Laboratory II (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions). Corequisite: PHYS 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 130, 131, or 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.

or all of

PHYS 125 - Mechanics and Special Relativity (3)

An enriched course in mechanics for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Special relativity and classical topics such as translational and rotational dynamics and conservation laws will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first-year courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Co-requisite: MATH 125 or MATH 151. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 120 or PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 125 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michel Vetterli
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
D101 Michel Vetterli
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
PHYS 126 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (3)

An enriched course in electromagnetism for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Classical topics such as waves, electricity and magnetism, as well as wave particle duality and the birth of Quantum Mechanics, will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first year courses. Prerequisite: PHYS 125 and permission of the department. Co-requisite: MATH 126 or MATH 152. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 132 - Physics Laboratory I (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in mechanics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Corequisite: PHYS 120 or 125. Students with credit for PHYS 130, 131, or 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Paul Haljan
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
PHYS 133 - Physics Laboratory II (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions). Corequisite: PHYS 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 130, 131, or 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.

or both of

PHYS 140 - Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sarah Johnson
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
D101 Sarah Johnson
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
D200 Sarah Johnson
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
D201 Sarah Johnson
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
LA01 Sarah Johnson
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
LA02 Sarah Johnson
We, Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
PHYS 141 - Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C- (or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

** Students are encouraged to complete the standard stream (PHYS 120, 121, 132, 133) or the advanced stream (PHYS 125, 126, 132, 133). Students may also choose to complete the studio physics stream (PHYS 140, 141). Students who complete the life sciences stream (PHYS 101, 102, 130) (which has a corequisite of BISC 100 or 101 or 102) with a minimum B grade should have sufficient preparation for the major program.

Upper Division Requirements

Students are encouraged to select upper division elective courses in consultation with an academic advisor, as APEGBC has specific groupings of elective courses for each stream, respectively.

Geology Stream

Students who choose this stream will complete a minimum of 45 units, including

all of

EASC 301 - Igneous Petrology (3)

Integrated theoretical and practical investigation of igneous rocks. Topics include melt generation, ascent and modification of magma, and solidification of magma in plutonic and volcanic environments. Emphasis will be placed on mineralogy, geochemistry and petrography. Relations between magmatic and tectonic processes will be explored. Prerequisite: EASC 205 and 208. All with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Derek Thorkelson
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D101
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
EASC 302 - Sedimentary Petrology (3)

Description and classification, field and microscopic identification of sedimentary rocks; petrogenesis and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Prerequisite: STAT 201 or 270, EASC 201 and 205. All with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Maceachern
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
D101 James Maceachern
Fr 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
EASC 306 - Field Geology II (3)

A 10-14 day field camp held after final exams in the spring term. Students will learn how to observe, record and interpret geological features, and will carry out geological mapping and analysis. Lectures on field methods, equipment and safety may precede the field camp. Field locations may vary from year to year. Prerequisite: Prerequisite/Corequisite: EASC 201, 204, 205, and 206. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 308 - Field Geology III (3)

A 10-14 day field school held at the end of the summer term. Students will observe and interpret sedimentary and glacial geomorphic features, investigate natural hazard mechanisms and become acquainted with environmental geoscience topics. Students will carry out geological, geotechnical and geophysical surveying and analysis. Field locations may vary from year to year. Prerequisite: EASC 201, 206 and 209W. Recommended: EASC 207. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 406 may not take this course for further credit.

EASC 309 - Global Tectonics (3)

The study of motion and deformation of the earth's crust and upper mantle at a regional and global scale. A detailed examination of plate tectonic theory: plate boundary types, mechanics of plate movements, basin formation and mountain building. Case studies of major orogenic belts of the world highlighting regional structural deformation processes in response to tectonic stresses. Students are required to attend a weekend field trip during this course. Prerequisite: EASC 201, 204, 205, 206 and 207. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 407 prior to fall 1998 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brendan Dyck
Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
EASC 310W - Paleontology (3)

Principles of classification, morphology and development of the major groups of animals and plants in the geological record; the paleoecologic significance of fossils. Prerequisite: EASC 210. Recommended: BISC 102. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 203 or EASC 310 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robbie Donald
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D101
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
EASC 311 - Metamorphic Petrology (3)

Investigation of the physicochemical processes responsible for the origin of metamorphic rocks. Integrated study of the mineralogy, textures and phase relations through examination of hand sample and petrographic thin sections. Prerequisite: Pre/Co-requisite: EASC 301 and 302. All with a grade of C- or better.

and at least one of

EASC 304 - Hydrogeology (3)

An introduction to the basic concepts and principles governing the flow of groundwater in the subsurface environment. These are used to develop an understanding of aquifers and their physical properties, groundwater sustainability and management, and interaction of groundwater with surface water. In addition, as a foundation course in fluids in geologic media, this course has relevance to the oil and gas and mining industries, as well as to engineering applications such as dewatering. Prerequisite: EASC 101 and PHYS 102 or 121 or 126 or 141; and 12 additional units in earth sciences, physical geography or environmental science. All with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diana Allen
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 7654, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 7654, Burnaby
EASC 313 - Introduction to Soil and Rock Engineering (3)

An introduction to the engineering properties and behavior of soil and rock. Laboratory and field measurements of soil and rock properties. Applications in engineering design will be illustrated with case studies of slope stability, road design, foundations and underground excavations. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of soil and rock mechanics in the resources sector. Prerequisite: EASC 101, 204 or permission of instructor. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 403 - Quaternary Geology (3)

Stratigraphy and history of the Quaternary Period with emphasis on glaciation, glacial sediments, and landforms. The course includes several 1-day trips and at least one 3-day trip. Prerequisite: EASC 201, EASC 209W or GEOG 213, and EASC 308. All with a grade of C- or better.

and at least 21 units chosen from

EASC 300 - Selected Topics in Earth Sciences (3)

An in-depth treatment of selected topics of earth sciences. Prerequisite: To be determined by instructor.

EASC 304 - Hydrogeology (3)

An introduction to the basic concepts and principles governing the flow of groundwater in the subsurface environment. These are used to develop an understanding of aquifers and their physical properties, groundwater sustainability and management, and interaction of groundwater with surface water. In addition, as a foundation course in fluids in geologic media, this course has relevance to the oil and gas and mining industries, as well as to engineering applications such as dewatering. Prerequisite: EASC 101 and PHYS 102 or 121 or 126 or 141; and 12 additional units in earth sciences, physical geography or environmental science. All with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diana Allen
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 7654, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 7654, Burnaby
EASC 305 - Quantitative Methods for the Earth Sciences (3)

Implementation of mathematical methods and numerical techniques for problem solving in the Earth Sciences. Examples and lab assignments will use Excel spreadsheets and/or Matlab computer programming/display software. Concepts covered include quantitative techniques for field data and error analysis in the geosciences, basic computer programming concepts and numerical modeling of Earth processes. Prerequisite: EASC 101; MATH 152, PHYS 121 or 126 or 102 or 141, and STAT 201 or 270 (all with a grade of C- or better), and six units in any 200 division or higher EASC courses. Quantitative.

EASC 307 - Applied Geophysics (3)

Application, instrumentation and limitations of electrical, electromagnetic, ground penetrating radar and seismic methods for engineering and geoscience applications. Prerequisite: EASC 207 with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

EASC 312 - Stratigraphy (3)

The principles of stratigraphy, and their integration with sedimentary facies analysis. Techniques applicable to outcrop and subsurface correlation, as well as the principal stratigraphic paradigms and their application to the rock record are discussed. Prerequisite: EASC 201 and 204. Recommended: EASC 206, 302. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 313 - Introduction to Soil and Rock Engineering (3)

An introduction to the engineering properties and behavior of soil and rock. Laboratory and field measurements of soil and rock properties. Applications in engineering design will be illustrated with case studies of slope stability, road design, foundations and underground excavations. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of soil and rock mechanics in the resources sector. Prerequisite: EASC 101, 204 or permission of instructor. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 314 - Principles of Glaciology (3)

An introduction to the study of ice in the modern environment from a geophysical perspective, with a focus on glaciers and ice sheets. Topics include the physical and chemical properties of ice, glacier mass and energy balance, glacier and ice-sheet hydraulics and dynamics, fast ice flow and the relationship between ice and climate. Prerequisite: 60 units, including MATH 152, PHYS 102 or 121 or 126 or 141, and any 100-level EASC course or permission of the instructor. Recommended: EASC 101. All with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

EASC 315W - Geochemistry of Natural Waters (3)

Emphasis is on the fundamentals of water-rock interactions and the chemistry of natural waters, developing an understanding of the physical and chemical principles that govern the geochemistry of water within Earth's crust. Topics will include water sample collection and analysis, chemical thermodynamics, gas-water-rock interactions and geochemical modeling. The applications range from weathering and recharge to acid rock drainage and diagenesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and 126. Corequisite or prerequisite: EASC 304. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 412 and/or EASC 315 may not complete this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dirk Kirste
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7006, Burnaby
EASC 317 - Global Geophysics (3)

Application of geophysical methods to the study of the Earth's evolution and its interior structure: geometrical nature of plate tectonics on a sphere; the Earth's magnetic field and its use in reconstruction of past plate motions; earthquake seismology and understanding the deep interior, gravity and lithospheric flexure, radioactive decay and an absolute geological time scale; heat loss and mantle convection; structure of oceanic lithosphere; structure of continental lithosphere; the early Earth and the tectonics of other planets. Prerequisite: EASC 207 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor. Quantitative.

EASC 400 - Selected Topics in Earth Sciences (3)

An advanced, in-depth treatment of a specialized area of earth sciences. Prerequisite: To be determined by instructor.

EASC 401 - Mineral Deposits (3)

The petrology and genesis of metalliferous ore deposits; description of classic ore deposits; the occurrence and exploitation of industrial and non-metallic minerals. Prerequisite: EASC 201, 204, 208, 301 and 311. All with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Marshall
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D101
Mo 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
EASC 402 - Sedimentology (3)

Sediment transport in fluids, the formation, character and classification of internal structures in sediments and paleoenvironmental analysis. Prerequisite: EASC 302 with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 403 - Quaternary Geology (3)

Stratigraphy and history of the Quaternary Period with emphasis on glaciation, glacial sediments, and landforms. The course includes several 1-day trips and at least one 3-day trip. Prerequisite: EASC 201, EASC 209W or GEOG 213, and EASC 308. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 404 - Structural Geology II (3)

Application of advanced concepts in structural geology to a variety of tectonic problems; deformation mechanisms; flow concepts applied to ductile deformation; description and interpretation of microstructural fabrics; strain partitioning from grain scale to global scale. Prerequisite: Pre/corequisite: EASC 301 and 309. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 405 - Water, Environment, and Climate Change (3)

Applies and integrates concepts from hydrological science to assess the various impacts to water cycles over a range of scales, considering both climate and other environmental stressors. Secondary impacts of climate change on water resources (including water for humans and aquatic ecosystems) are explored, focusing on current issues to generate ideas for potential mitigative and adaptive solutions. Prerequisite: EASC 315, or both EASC 304 and GEOG 311. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 408 - Regional Geology of Western Canada (3)

The stratigraphy, structure and historical geology of western Canada. Terrane analysis. Important mineral and fossil sites will be discussed. Students are required to attend one 4 day field trip during the course. Prerequisite: /Corequsite: EASC 309 with a C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 305 prior to fall 1998 may not take this course for further credit.

EASC 410 - Groundwater Contamination and Transport (3)

An introduction to contaminant hydrogeology and mass transport processes in groundwater regimes. Topics include natural groundwater quality, sources of contamination, for example from mine waste, agriculture, saltwater intrusion, and industrial activities, and the processes and principles governing mass transport, including advection, dispersion and diffusion. The course also explores methodologies for site investigation as well as various remediation methods. Prerequisite: EASC 315W or EASC 412. All with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

EASC 411 - Terrain Analysis (3)

Application and role of Quaternary Geology in terrain mapping and terrain analysis and will emphasize the British Columbia Terrain Classification System. Applications of terrain maps, including landslide, earthquake and volcanic hazard mapping will be discussed. The lab sessions will cover morphological mapping, surficial material genesis, geomorphic processes and finally, production of a terrain and terrain stability map. The course includes three days in the field to ground truth the map. Prerequisite: EASC 206 and 209W or GEOG 213. Recommended: GEOG 252 and 313. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 413 - Resource Geotechnics (3)

Application of geotechnics to the resource sector with particular emphasis on forestry and minerals. Topics covered will include: Engineering geological characterization, slope failure mechanisms in soil and rock, methods of slope stability analysis, techniques of slope reinforcement and stabilization, slope monitoring, road construction and deactivation, underground excavations and petroleum geotechnics. Brief case studies will be used to illustrate the influence of geotechnics in the forestry, mining and the petroleum industries. Prerequisite: EASC 313 with a grade of C- or better or permission of instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
D101
We 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
TASC1 7006, Burnaby
EASC 415 - Groundwater Modelling (3)

An introduction to groundwater modelling providing theory and practical experience in developing numerical groundwater models using state-of-the-art software. Emphasis is placed on modelling flow in the saturated zone, but unsaturated zone hydrology, solute transport, and density dependent flow are also covered. Prerequisite: EASC 304. Students with credit for EASC 400 in Spring 2016 only may not take this course for further credit.

EASC 416 - Field and Lab Techniques in Hydrogeology (3)

Theoretical and applied aspects of physical hydrogeology and aqueous geochemistry are linked by providing students with hands-on experience using hydrogeological equipment (data loggers, pumps, chemical sampling equipment), implementing sampling and testing protocols, and using state-of-the-art laboratory analytical facilities. Weekly field and lab based exercises are required. Prerequisite: EASC 315W with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

EASC 420 - Petroleum Geology (3)

Elements of the petroleum system, including basin type, source rock origination, migration, and trapping mechanisms. Techniques used to identify and map potential hydrocarbon reservoirs in the subsurface, including geophysical methods, surface mapping, well log correlation, and core/chip sample descriptions will be discussed. This material will be presented in a context that demonstrates the life cycle of a hydrocarbon field from exploration (early), delineation (assessment), and production (mature) stages. Datasets available during different stages of development will be discussed in light of their pertinence to optimal reservoir performance. Prerequisite: EASC 304, 309. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 421 - Volcanology (3)

An introduction to physical and chemical volcanology through a comprehensive examination of volcanic eruptions and their consequences. The main topics covered are the rheological properties of magmas and lavas, structure of volcanic landforms, eruption dynamics, monitoring and hazard assessment, the emplacement of volcanic deposits, extraterrestrial volcanism and the effects of eruptions on the environment. Prerequisite: EASC 207. Co/Prerequisite: EASC 301. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 491 - Directed Readings (1) *

A course in which reading and research, and/or field work will be supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: 75 units including 30 units in earth science courses and permission of the department.

EASC 492 - Directed Readings (2) *

A course in which reading and research, and/or field work will be supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: 75 units including 30 units in earth sciences courses and permission of the department.

EASC 493 - Directed Readings (3) *

A course in which reading and research, and/or field work will be supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: 75 units including 30 units in earth sciences courses and permission of the department.

GEOG 313 - River Geomorphology (4)

Intermediate analysis in fluvial and coastal geomorphology with particular reference to British Columbia. Prerequisite: GEOG 213. Quantitative.

GEOG 355 - Geographical Information Science II (4)

An examination of technical components of GIS. Topics include spatial representations, generalization and data management; computational algebra and set theory; digital surfaces and terrain models. Prerequisite: GEOG 255. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nadine Schuurman
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D103
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D104
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2109, Burnaby

Environmental Geoscience Stream

Students who choose this stream will complete a minimum of 45 units, including

all of

EASC 304 - Hydrogeology (3)

An introduction to the basic concepts and principles governing the flow of groundwater in the subsurface environment. These are used to develop an understanding of aquifers and their physical properties, groundwater sustainability and management, and interaction of groundwater with surface water. In addition, as a foundation course in fluids in geologic media, this course has relevance to the oil and gas and mining industries, as well as to engineering applications such as dewatering. Prerequisite: EASC 101 and PHYS 102 or 121 or 126 or 141; and 12 additional units in earth sciences, physical geography or environmental science. All with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diana Allen
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 7654, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 7654, Burnaby
EASC 306 - Field Geology II (3)

A 10-14 day field camp held after final exams in the spring term. Students will learn how to observe, record and interpret geological features, and will carry out geological mapping and analysis. Lectures on field methods, equipment and safety may precede the field camp. Field locations may vary from year to year. Prerequisite: Prerequisite/Corequisite: EASC 201, 204, 205, and 206. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 308 - Field Geology III (3)

A 10-14 day field school held at the end of the summer term. Students will observe and interpret sedimentary and glacial geomorphic features, investigate natural hazard mechanisms and become acquainted with environmental geoscience topics. Students will carry out geological, geotechnical and geophysical surveying and analysis. Field locations may vary from year to year. Prerequisite: EASC 201, 206 and 209W. Recommended: EASC 207. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 406 may not take this course for further credit.

EASC 313 - Introduction to Soil and Rock Engineering (3)

An introduction to the engineering properties and behavior of soil and rock. Laboratory and field measurements of soil and rock properties. Applications in engineering design will be illustrated with case studies of slope stability, road design, foundations and underground excavations. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of soil and rock mechanics in the resources sector. Prerequisite: EASC 101, 204 or permission of instructor. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 315W - Geochemistry of Natural Waters (3)

Emphasis is on the fundamentals of water-rock interactions and the chemistry of natural waters, developing an understanding of the physical and chemical principles that govern the geochemistry of water within Earth's crust. Topics will include water sample collection and analysis, chemical thermodynamics, gas-water-rock interactions and geochemical modeling. The applications range from weathering and recharge to acid rock drainage and diagenesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and 126. Corequisite or prerequisite: EASC 304. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 412 and/or EASC 315 may not complete this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dirk Kirste
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7006, Burnaby
EASC 403 - Quaternary Geology (3)

Stratigraphy and history of the Quaternary Period with emphasis on glaciation, glacial sediments, and landforms. The course includes several 1-day trips and at least one 3-day trip. Prerequisite: EASC 201, EASC 209W or GEOG 213, and EASC 308. All with a grade of C- or better.

and at least one of

EASC 301 - Igneous Petrology (3)

Integrated theoretical and practical investigation of igneous rocks. Topics include melt generation, ascent and modification of magma, and solidification of magma in plutonic and volcanic environments. Emphasis will be placed on mineralogy, geochemistry and petrography. Relations between magmatic and tectonic processes will be explored. Prerequisite: EASC 205 and 208. All with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Derek Thorkelson
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D101
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
EASC 302 - Sedimentary Petrology (3)

Description and classification, field and microscopic identification of sedimentary rocks; petrogenesis and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Prerequisite: STAT 201 or 270, EASC 201 and 205. All with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Maceachern
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
D101 James Maceachern
Fr 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
EASC 309 - Global Tectonics (3)

The study of motion and deformation of the earth's crust and upper mantle at a regional and global scale. A detailed examination of plate tectonic theory: plate boundary types, mechanics of plate movements, basin formation and mountain building. Case studies of major orogenic belts of the world highlighting regional structural deformation processes in response to tectonic stresses. Students are required to attend a weekend field trip during this course. Prerequisite: EASC 201, 204, 205, 206 and 207. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 407 prior to fall 1998 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brendan Dyck
Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
EASC 310W - Paleontology (3)

Principles of classification, morphology and development of the major groups of animals and plants in the geological record; the paleoecologic significance of fossils. Prerequisite: EASC 210. Recommended: BISC 102. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 203 or EASC 310 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robbie Donald
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D101
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby

and a minimum of 24 units (with a maximum of 12 units from GEOG) chosen from

EASC 300 - Selected Topics in Earth Sciences (3)

An in-depth treatment of selected topics of earth sciences. Prerequisite: To be determined by instructor.

EASC 301 - Igneous Petrology (3)

Integrated theoretical and practical investigation of igneous rocks. Topics include melt generation, ascent and modification of magma, and solidification of magma in plutonic and volcanic environments. Emphasis will be placed on mineralogy, geochemistry and petrography. Relations between magmatic and tectonic processes will be explored. Prerequisite: EASC 205 and 208. All with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Derek Thorkelson
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D101
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
EASC 302 - Sedimentary Petrology (3)

Description and classification, field and microscopic identification of sedimentary rocks; petrogenesis and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Prerequisite: STAT 201 or 270, EASC 201 and 205. All with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Maceachern
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
D101 James Maceachern
Fr 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
EASC 305 - Quantitative Methods for the Earth Sciences (3)

Implementation of mathematical methods and numerical techniques for problem solving in the Earth Sciences. Examples and lab assignments will use Excel spreadsheets and/or Matlab computer programming/display software. Concepts covered include quantitative techniques for field data and error analysis in the geosciences, basic computer programming concepts and numerical modeling of Earth processes. Prerequisite: EASC 101; MATH 152, PHYS 121 or 126 or 102 or 141, and STAT 201 or 270 (all with a grade of C- or better), and six units in any 200 division or higher EASC courses. Quantitative.

EASC 307 - Applied Geophysics (3)

Application, instrumentation and limitations of electrical, electromagnetic, ground penetrating radar and seismic methods for engineering and geoscience applications. Prerequisite: EASC 207 with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

EASC 309 - Global Tectonics (3)

The study of motion and deformation of the earth's crust and upper mantle at a regional and global scale. A detailed examination of plate tectonic theory: plate boundary types, mechanics of plate movements, basin formation and mountain building. Case studies of major orogenic belts of the world highlighting regional structural deformation processes in response to tectonic stresses. Students are required to attend a weekend field trip during this course. Prerequisite: EASC 201, 204, 205, 206 and 207. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 407 prior to fall 1998 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brendan Dyck
Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
EASC 310W - Paleontology (3)

Principles of classification, morphology and development of the major groups of animals and plants in the geological record; the paleoecologic significance of fossils. Prerequisite: EASC 210. Recommended: BISC 102. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 203 or EASC 310 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robbie Donald
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D101
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
EASC 311 - Metamorphic Petrology (3)

Investigation of the physicochemical processes responsible for the origin of metamorphic rocks. Integrated study of the mineralogy, textures and phase relations through examination of hand sample and petrographic thin sections. Prerequisite: Pre/Co-requisite: EASC 301 and 302. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 312 - Stratigraphy (3)

The principles of stratigraphy, and their integration with sedimentary facies analysis. Techniques applicable to outcrop and subsurface correlation, as well as the principal stratigraphic paradigms and their application to the rock record are discussed. Prerequisite: EASC 201 and 204. Recommended: EASC 206, 302. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 314 - Principles of Glaciology (3)

An introduction to the study of ice in the modern environment from a geophysical perspective, with a focus on glaciers and ice sheets. Topics include the physical and chemical properties of ice, glacier mass and energy balance, glacier and ice-sheet hydraulics and dynamics, fast ice flow and the relationship between ice and climate. Prerequisite: 60 units, including MATH 152, PHYS 102 or 121 or 126 or 141, and any 100-level EASC course or permission of the instructor. Recommended: EASC 101. All with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

EASC 317 - Global Geophysics (3)

Application of geophysical methods to the study of the Earth's evolution and its interior structure: geometrical nature of plate tectonics on a sphere; the Earth's magnetic field and its use in reconstruction of past plate motions; earthquake seismology and understanding the deep interior, gravity and lithospheric flexure, radioactive decay and an absolute geological time scale; heat loss and mantle convection; structure of oceanic lithosphere; structure of continental lithosphere; the early Earth and the tectonics of other planets. Prerequisite: EASC 207 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor. Quantitative.

EASC 400 - Selected Topics in Earth Sciences (3)

An advanced, in-depth treatment of a specialized area of earth sciences. Prerequisite: To be determined by instructor.

EASC 401 - Mineral Deposits (3)

The petrology and genesis of metalliferous ore deposits; description of classic ore deposits; the occurrence and exploitation of industrial and non-metallic minerals. Prerequisite: EASC 201, 204, 208, 301 and 311. All with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Marshall
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D101
Mo 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
EASC 402 - Sedimentology (3)

Sediment transport in fluids, the formation, character and classification of internal structures in sediments and paleoenvironmental analysis. Prerequisite: EASC 302 with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 404 - Structural Geology II (3)

Application of advanced concepts in structural geology to a variety of tectonic problems; deformation mechanisms; flow concepts applied to ductile deformation; description and interpretation of microstructural fabrics; strain partitioning from grain scale to global scale. Prerequisite: Pre/corequisite: EASC 301 and 309. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 405 - Water, Environment, and Climate Change (3)

Applies and integrates concepts from hydrological science to assess the various impacts to water cycles over a range of scales, considering both climate and other environmental stressors. Secondary impacts of climate change on water resources (including water for humans and aquatic ecosystems) are explored, focusing on current issues to generate ideas for potential mitigative and adaptive solutions. Prerequisite: EASC 315, or both EASC 304 and GEOG 311. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 408 - Regional Geology of Western Canada (3)

The stratigraphy, structure and historical geology of western Canada. Terrane analysis. Important mineral and fossil sites will be discussed. Students are required to attend one 4 day field trip during the course. Prerequisite: /Corequsite: EASC 309 with a C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 305 prior to fall 1998 may not take this course for further credit.

EASC 410 - Groundwater Contamination and Transport (3)

An introduction to contaminant hydrogeology and mass transport processes in groundwater regimes. Topics include natural groundwater quality, sources of contamination, for example from mine waste, agriculture, saltwater intrusion, and industrial activities, and the processes and principles governing mass transport, including advection, dispersion and diffusion. The course also explores methodologies for site investigation as well as various remediation methods. Prerequisite: EASC 315W or EASC 412. All with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

EASC 411 - Terrain Analysis (3)

Application and role of Quaternary Geology in terrain mapping and terrain analysis and will emphasize the British Columbia Terrain Classification System. Applications of terrain maps, including landslide, earthquake and volcanic hazard mapping will be discussed. The lab sessions will cover morphological mapping, surficial material genesis, geomorphic processes and finally, production of a terrain and terrain stability map. The course includes three days in the field to ground truth the map. Prerequisite: EASC 206 and 209W or GEOG 213. Recommended: GEOG 252 and 313. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 413 - Resource Geotechnics (3)

Application of geotechnics to the resource sector with particular emphasis on forestry and minerals. Topics covered will include: Engineering geological characterization, slope failure mechanisms in soil and rock, methods of slope stability analysis, techniques of slope reinforcement and stabilization, slope monitoring, road construction and deactivation, underground excavations and petroleum geotechnics. Brief case studies will be used to illustrate the influence of geotechnics in the forestry, mining and the petroleum industries. Prerequisite: EASC 313 with a grade of C- or better or permission of instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
D101
We 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
TASC1 7006, Burnaby
EASC 415 - Groundwater Modelling (3)

An introduction to groundwater modelling providing theory and practical experience in developing numerical groundwater models using state-of-the-art software. Emphasis is placed on modelling flow in the saturated zone, but unsaturated zone hydrology, solute transport, and density dependent flow are also covered. Prerequisite: EASC 304. Students with credit for EASC 400 in Spring 2016 only may not take this course for further credit.

EASC 416 - Field and Lab Techniques in Hydrogeology (3)

Theoretical and applied aspects of physical hydrogeology and aqueous geochemistry are linked by providing students with hands-on experience using hydrogeological equipment (data loggers, pumps, chemical sampling equipment), implementing sampling and testing protocols, and using state-of-the-art laboratory analytical facilities. Weekly field and lab based exercises are required. Prerequisite: EASC 315W with a grade of C- or better. Quantitative.

EASC 420 - Petroleum Geology (3)

Elements of the petroleum system, including basin type, source rock origination, migration, and trapping mechanisms. Techniques used to identify and map potential hydrocarbon reservoirs in the subsurface, including geophysical methods, surface mapping, well log correlation, and core/chip sample descriptions will be discussed. This material will be presented in a context that demonstrates the life cycle of a hydrocarbon field from exploration (early), delineation (assessment), and production (mature) stages. Datasets available during different stages of development will be discussed in light of their pertinence to optimal reservoir performance. Prerequisite: EASC 304, 309. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 421 - Volcanology (3)

An introduction to physical and chemical volcanology through a comprehensive examination of volcanic eruptions and their consequences. The main topics covered are the rheological properties of magmas and lavas, structure of volcanic landforms, eruption dynamics, monitoring and hazard assessment, the emplacement of volcanic deposits, extraterrestrial volcanism and the effects of eruptions on the environment. Prerequisite: EASC 207. Co/Prerequisite: EASC 301. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 491 - Directed Readings (1) *

A course in which reading and research, and/or field work will be supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: 75 units including 30 units in earth science courses and permission of the department.

EASC 492 - Directed Readings (2) *

A course in which reading and research, and/or field work will be supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: 75 units including 30 units in earth sciences courses and permission of the department.

EASC 493 - Directed Readings (3) *

A course in which reading and research, and/or field work will be supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: 75 units including 30 units in earth sciences courses and permission of the department.

GEOG 311 - Hydrology (4)

Introduction to the hydrologic cycle, with an emphasis on the hydrology of British Columbia; description and analysis of the processes of water movement and storage measurements and analysis of hydrologic data. Prerequisite: GEOG 213 or 214; GEOG 251 or one of STAT 101, 201, 203 (formerly 103), or 270. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Nnane
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D102
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D103
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
GEOG 313 - River Geomorphology (4)

Intermediate analysis in fluvial and coastal geomorphology with particular reference to British Columbia. Prerequisite: GEOG 213. Quantitative.

GEOG 314 - The Climate System (4)

A survey of the climate system, with emphasis on the interactions among its components; radiation, energy and water balances; climate sensitivity and feedbacks; natural and anthropogenic climate change; climate models. Prerequisite: GEOG 214. Recommended: MATH 151 and 152 or MATH 154 and 155 or MATH 157 and 158. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kirsten Zickfeld
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2111, Burnaby
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2111, Burnaby
GEOG 316 - Global Biogeochemical and Water Cycles (4)

Introduction to the cycling of essential chemical elements through ecosystems. Interactions among biological, hydrological, and geological controls on the structure and function of ecosystems and the spatial-temporal scales of elemental cycling are emphasized. Environmental problems resulting from disturbance to natural equilibria in the elemental cycles are examined. Prerequisite: GEOG 215 or BISC 204 or permission of the instructor. Quantitative.

GEOG 317 - Soil Science (4)

An introduction to the study of soils: physical, chemical and biological properties of soils; soil formation, description, classification, survey and use. Field and laboratory techniques of soil analysis. Prerequisite: One of GEOG 213, 214, 215, or CHEM 121. Students with credit for GEOG 318 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Margaret Schmidt
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101
We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
D102
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
D104
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
GEOG 352 - Spatial Analysis (4)

Advanced quantitative techniques for spatial analysis of geographic data and patterns. Topics include geostatistics, spatial interpolation, autocorrelation, kriging, and their use in geographic problem solving with spatial analysis software. Prerequisite: GEOG 251 or one of STAT 101, 201, 203 (formerly 103), or 270. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shivanand Balram
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
D101
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D103
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
GEOG 353 - Advanced Remote Sensing (4)

Advanced remote sensing principles and techniques, including physics-based modeling, advanced classifiers, automated data processing, and integration of ancillary data products. Prerequisite: GEOG 253. Quantitative.

GEOG 355 - Geographical Information Science II (4)

An examination of technical components of GIS. Topics include spatial representations, generalization and data management; computational algebra and set theory; digital surfaces and terrain models. Prerequisite: GEOG 255. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nadine Schuurman
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D103
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D104
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
GEOG 412W - Glacial Processes and Environments (4)

An examination of glacial processes and environments emphasizing landscapes and sediments resulting from the movement of ice, water, and sediment; application of field techniques. Prerequisite: 60 units, including GEOG 213; GEOG 313 and EASC 201 recommended. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Perkins
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7108, Burnaby
D101
Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7108, Burnaby

General Earth Sciences Stream

Students who choose this stream will complete a minimum of 45 units, including all of

EASC 306 - Field Geology II (3)

A 10-14 day field camp held after final exams in the spring term. Students will learn how to observe, record and interpret geological features, and will carry out geological mapping and analysis. Lectures on field methods, equipment and safety may precede the field camp. Field locations may vary from year to year. Prerequisite: Prerequisite/Corequisite: EASC 201, 204, 205, and 206. All with a grade of C- or better.

EASC 308 - Field Geology III (3)

A 10-14 day field school held at the end of the summer term. Students will observe and interpret sedimentary and glacial geomorphic features, investigate natural hazard mechanisms and become acquainted with environmental geoscience topics. Students will carry out geological, geotechnical and geophysical surveying and analysis. Field locations may vary from year to year. Prerequisite: EASC 201, 206 and 209W. Recommended: EASC 207. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 406 may not take this course for further credit.

and one of

EASC 310W - Paleontology (3)

Principles of classification, morphology and development of the major groups of animals and plants in the geological record; the paleoecologic significance of fossils. Prerequisite: EASC 210. Recommended: BISC 102. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 203 or EASC 310 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robbie Donald
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D101
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
EASC 315W - Geochemistry of Natural Waters (3)

Emphasis is on the fundamentals of water-rock interactions and the chemistry of natural waters, developing an understanding of the physical and chemical principles that govern the geochemistry of water within Earth's crust. Topics will include water sample collection and analysis, chemical thermodynamics, gas-water-rock interactions and geochemical modeling. The applications range from weathering and recharge to acid rock drainage and diagenesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and 126. Corequisite or prerequisite: EASC 304. All with a grade of C- or better. Students with credit for EASC 412 and/or EASC 315 may not complete this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dirk Kirste
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7006, Burnaby

and at least 36 units of upper division EASC or related courses that are approved by the department.*

* students may only complete a maximum of 3 units from a combination of EASC 491, 492, or 493

University Degree Requirements

Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.