Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Graduate Courses

The course schedule for 2014-15 is subject to addition/change. For the full course catalogue and descriptions, please click here. For detailed course requirements for each degree, please click here.

Fall Term 2014
CourseTopicInstructorTime and Location
Geology 9506A Isotope Geochemistry in Earth & Environmental Sciences Fred Longstaffe Seminar M-W-F 11:30-12:30 PAB-150
Geology 9571A Sedimentological Investigation Guy Plint Directed studies course, contact professor for more information
Geology 9576A Advanced Glacial Geology Steve Hicock Lecture M-W 10:30-11:30 KB-203
Lab W 2:30-5:30 BGS-1053
Geology 9701A Structural Economic Geology in Mineral Exploration Rogerio Monteiro Short Course Oct. 27-31
Geophysics 9505A Geophysical Forward & Inverse Modelling Kristy Tiampo Lecture Tu-Th 9:30-10:30 BGS-1084
Lab Th 2:30-5:30 BGS-0184
Also offered online, see instructor
Geophysics 9509A Geophysics Field School Gerhard Pratt Field School in Calabogie, Ontario in August-September 2014. Contact department for information.
Geophysics 9523A Geodesy & Remote Sensing Kristy Tiampo Lecture M-W 10:30-11:30 KB-103
Lab W 2:30-5:30 BGS-0184
Geophysics 9531A Computer Modelling of Natural Processes Robert Shcherbakov Lecture Tu-Th 12:30-1:30 BGS-0184
Lab Tu-Th 1:30-2:30 BGS-0184
Geophysics 9572A Physics of the Earth I Rick Secco Lecture M-W-F 12:30-1:30 KB-208
Tutorial Tu 2:30-4:30 BGS-0184
GL/GP 9580A/9680A Graduate Seminar Patricia Corcoran Seminar Tu 10:30-12:30 BGS-1053
Please sign up for 9580A if you are a M.Sc. student and 9680A if you are a Ph.D. student.
Planetary Science 9603A
Planetary Science Short Course Livio Tornabene Short course running Sept. 1-7, 2014

Winter Term 2015
CourseTopicInstructorTime and Location
Geology 9532B Ancient Ecosystems Jisuo Jin Lecture Tu-Th 1:30-2:30, PAB-150
Lab Th 2:30-5:30, BGS-1065
Geology 9540B Fundamentals of Ground Water Flow & Contaminant Transport Rob Schincariol Lecture M 9:30-11:30 SSC-3010
Lab M 2:30-4:30 BGS-0184
Geology 9550B Mineral Deposits and Evolution of Crustal Environments Norm Duke Lecture Tu-Th 11:30-12:30 UC-220
Lab F 10:30-1:30 BGS-1069
Geology 9556B Advanced Stable Isotope Science Fred Longstaffe Seminar Tu 6:30-8:30 BGS-1084
Geology 9559B Isotopic Dating of Planetary & Resource Evolution Desmond Moser Seminar Th 9:30-11:30 BGS-1069. Also taught as Planetary Sciences 9559B.
Geology 9566B Applied Concepts in Petroleum Geology Burns Cheadle Lecture W 9:30-11:30 BGS-1084
Lab Tu 6:00-9:00 BGS-0184
Geology 9567B Regional Petroleum Systems Seminar Burns Cheadle Course includes joining Western's team for the 2015 Imperial Barrel Award competition. Contact instructor for further information.
Geology 9600Y International Geoscience Neil Banerjee Field course to the Dominican Republic. Enrollment by application only, application deadline Jan. 7, 2015.
Geology 9702B Best Practices in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development in Ontario David Good Modular Course running six days between January 31st and April 15th, 2015, see outline for full schedule. BGS-1065
Geophysics 9507B Aspects of High Pressure Geophysics Sean Shieh Lecture M-W 12:30-1:30 BGS-1084
Lab Th 2:30-5:30 BGS-0182
Geophysics 9508B Engineering Seismology Gail Atkinson Lecture M-W 11:30-12:30 KB-103
Lab W 2:30-5:30 BGS-1084
Geophysics 9530B Advanced Physics of the Earth Robert Shcherbakov Lecture Tu 9:30-11:30; Th 10:30-11:30 BGS-1084
Geophysics 9701B Waveform Tomography Gerhard Pratt Lecture Tu 12:30-2:30, Lab W 8:30-10:30, BGS-0179
PS 9500/9600
Planetary Science Seminar Gordon Osinski Seminar TBA. Weekly non-graded seminar for Planetary Science students.
Planetary Science 9605B
Planetary Surface Processes Gordon Osinski Field school in Northern Arizona and southern Utah, May 2015. Mandatory introductory lecture to be held in January 2015, and pre-trip assignment to be completed in winter term. Registration is required by January 31, 2015.
Planetary Science 9607B
Formation of Planetary Systems Stan Metchev W-F 10:00-11:30, PAB-49
Planetary Science 9762B
Planetary Image Interpretation Phil Stooke Map & Data Centre, Weldon Library

Summer Term 2015
CourseTopicInstructorTime and Location
Geophysics 9526L
Short Course in Catastrophic Risk Modelling Kristy Tiampo Short Course running March 23-27, 2015
Geology 9590/
Geophysics 9590
Course-Based Masters Research Project Gail Atkinson Not Applicable
Planetary Science 9605L
Planetary Surface Processes Gordon Osinski Field school in Northern Arizona and southern Utah, May 2015