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GLS 365 Applied Instrumentation for the Geological Sciences

3 Credit(s)

This course will expose students to analytical equipment used in the geological sciences.  Theory, measurement, and data interpretation will be stressed and class experiences will include the technical side of scientific analyses.  The course will be split into two sections: field analysis and laboratory analysis. Field analysis will include but not be limited to geochemical probes, water and sediment sampling, and basic geophysical analysis of earth materials.  Laboratory analysis will include but not be limited to elemental analysis, isotope ratio mass spectroscopy, and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy.  A focus will be placed on the applied aspect of sample collection, analysis, and interpretation.  This course will be project based.  Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisites: One Geological Sciences 100-level laboratory course, or permission of Department Chairperson.