Course Matrix

 

The Earth Sciences encompass those branches of science which deal with Earth materials and processes, their variability across time and space, and their significance to humanity. Major subdivisions include Geology and Geography, and some minor subdivisions include Geophysics, Geochemistry, Climatology, and Cartography. The course matrix below shows the courses we offer and the approximate organization of our undergraduate and graduate courses.  Links lead to the MSU Course Bulletin description or a course site where available. 

 

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Earth Sciences COURSE MATRIX

GEO

ERTH

GPHY

103
Environmental
Geology

105
Oceanography
 111
Dinosaurs
101
Earth Sys.
Sience

  102
Topics in
Earth Sciences
121
Human
Geography
  141
World
Regional Geography
 

140
Planetary
Geoscience

  201
Honors Earth Sys. Science
  212
Yellowstone:
A Scientific Laboratory 
  284
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
208
Earth Materials
211
Historical
Geology
290
Undergraduate
Research
290
Undergraduate
Research
  291
Special
Topics

290
Undergraduate
Research

  291
Special
Topics
  291
Special
Topics
  303
Weather and Climate

307
Geomorph.
321
Urban
Geography

322
Economic
Geography
325
Cultural
Geography
302
Mineralogy
309
Sediment./
Stratigraphy
310
Invert.
Paleontology
432
Surface
Water
Resources
450
Snow
Dynamics &
Accumulation
455
Physiography
of the
United States
365
Geographic
Planning

384
Geographic
Info. Science and Spatial Analysis
312
Dinosaur
Paleontology
315
Structural
Geology
330
Paleontology
Lab and
Research
Techniques
484
Quaternary Environment
  490
Undergraduate
Research
411
Biogeography
425
Geographic
Thought
431
Historical
Geography
411
Vertebrate
Paleontology
413
Macroevolution/
Fossil Record
417
Taphonomy:
Fossil
Preservation
494
Seminar
  498
Internship
441
Mountain
Geography
445
Regional Geography
446
East Asia
in the
Global System
419
Field
Paleontolgy
429
Field
Geology
433
Global Tectonics
502
Fluvial
Geomorphology


 
505
Geomicrobiology
461
Tourism
Planning


484
Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis
439
Geophysics
440
Volcanology
445
Glacial
Geology
512
Mountains and Plains Riparian
Process
516
Northern Rocky
Mountain
Geology
517
Electronic
Hydrology
490
Undergraduate
Research
  491
Special Topics
448
Sediment.
Petrology
449
Metamorph.
Petrology
450
Igneous
Petrology
519
Hydrology
of Streams and Lakes
  551
Snow Science
Seminar
492
Independent
Study

494
Seminar
497
Geography
Instruction

490
Undergraduate
Research
491
Special
Topics
492
Independent
Study
582
Quaternary Paleoecology & Vegetation History
583
Topics in Paleoecology
584
Quaternary Environments of the Western United States
498
Internship
  499
Senior/Thesis
Capstone
494
Seminar
497
Geology
Instruction
498
Internship
  588
Professional
Development
589
Graduate
Consultation
501
GIS and Environmental Modeling
503
Settlement Geography
504
GIS Research Fundamentals
  499
Senior Thesis/
Capstone
  590
Master's
Thesis
591
Special
Topics
592
Internship
505
Bioclimatography
520
Land Use Planning
591
Special Topics
508
Depositional
Systems
509
Montana
Geology
515
Structural
Geology
594
Seminar
  598
Internship
592
Independent
Study
  594
Seminar
517
Taphonomy:
Deciphering the Fossil Record
520
Ancient Ocean Systems
521
Hell Creek Paleontology
605
History of Geological Concepts
  689
Grad. Res.
Creative
Activity Instruction
     
 

522
Dinosaur Paleontology II

  690
Dissertation
Research
  694
Doctoral
Seminar
     
530
Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins
533
Global Tectonics
535
Advanced Stratigraphy
           
540
Volcanology
542
Comparative Osteology
548
Sediment.
Petrology
           
550
Graduate
Ig. Petrology
581
Quaternary
Environment
583
Appl. Geol.
Hydrology
           
591
Special
Topics
592
Independent
Study
594
Seminar
           
  598
Internship