111: Physical Geology. 0-3-3. Igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; erosion of the earth by streams, oceans, winds, glaciers; phenomena of mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes; and the earth's interior.
112: Historical Geology. 0-3-3. Preq., GEOL 111. History of the earth as revealed in the character and fossil content of rocks.
121: Physical Geology Laboratory. 3-0-1. Preq., registration or credit in GEOL 111. Identification of minerals and rocks. Study of topographic maps and physiographic features shown thereon.
122: Historical Geology Laboratory. 3-0-1. Preq., registration or credit in GEOL 112 and 121. Introduction to fossils, geologic maps, and the geologic history of selected portions of North America.
200: Introduction to Oceanography. 0-3-3. A survey of the oceans; their nature, structure, origin, physical features, circulation, composition, natural resources, and relationship to the atmosphere and solid earth.
201: Physical and Historical Geology of the National Parks. 0-3-3. Physical processes and earth history of the U. S. National Parks. Topics include: rock types, volcanism, plate tectonics, glaciation, shoreline processes, weathering, erosion, and cave formation.
209: Mineralogy. 3-2-3. Preq., GEOL 111, 121, CHEM 102, 103. Crystallography and descriptive mineralogy. Occurrence, associations, and uses of minerals.
211: Petrology. 3-2-3. Preq., GEOL 210. Introduction to the formation and classification of rocks. Identification of rock types in hand specimen and in thin section under the petrographic microscope.
289: Special Topics. 1-4 hours credit. Selected topics in an identified area of geology. May be repeated for credit.
299: Cooperative Education Applications. 40-0-1 (7). Preq., Admission to the College of Engineering and Science Cooperative Education Program.
302: Introduction to Paleoecology. 3-2-3. Preq., GEOL 112, 122. Survey of invertebrate paleontology, phylum Protozoa through phylum Arthropoda. History of the science, rules of nomenclature, and environment of lower animals.
303: Sedimentology 3-2-3. Preq., GEOL 111, 112, 121. Origin, composition, properties and classification of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Fluid flow, sedimentary structures and digenesis.
305: Stratigraphy. 0-3-3. Preq., GEOL 303. Depositional environments, sedimentary facies, correlations, basin analysis and plate tectonics.
315: Structural Geology. 3-2-3. Preq., GEOL 111, 112, 121, MATH 112 and ENGR 151. The recognition, representation, interpretation, and mechanics of rock deformation.
316: Map Interpretation. 6-0-2. Preq., GEOL 305 and 315. Interpretation of topographic maps, aerial photographs, geologic maps and geologic cross sections.
318: Environmental Geology. 0-3-3. Preq., GEOL 111 or consent of instructor. Discussion of natural and human hazards affecting the environment, including flooding, slope stability, earthquakes, coastal hazards, resource development, water pollution, and waste disposal.
320: Summer Field Course. 6 hours credit. Preq., GEOL 211, 302 and 316, ENGL 303. Course work at the Louisiana Tech Geology Camp.
420: Directed Study of Geologic Problems. 1-3 hrs credit. Preq., senior standing. Special topics within the student's field of interest. Maximum 3 hours credit.
421: Micropaleontology. 3-2-3. Preq., GEOL 302. Study of microfossils used in correlation of well cuttings and outcrop samples, especially foraminifera.
422: Environmental Remediation. 0-3-3. Evaluation of alternative surface and subsurface cleanup technologies with emphasis on site assessments, pilot studies, treatment techniques, and the preparation of corrective action plans. (G)
442: Geophysical Methods. 3-2-3. Preq., PHYS 210, GEOL 305, 315, 408, MATH 230. Introduction to the elementary theory, computation fundamentals, and basic field practice for gravity, seismic, magnetic, and electrical methods of geophysical exploration.
450: Seminar. 0-1-1. Preq., senior standing in geology. Written or oral reports in various phases of geology.
460: Hydrogeology. 0-3-3. Preq., GEOL 111, 121, and MATH 220- or 230. Effect of geologic materials and processes on availability and movement of ground water with emphasis on collecting and interpreting hydrogeologic data.
485: Coastal Marine Geology. 8-3-4. Preq., GEOL 111, 121 or 112, 122, CHEM 101, 102, 103, 104. Geomorphological features of estuarine, coastal and continental shelf environments, erosional, depositional and geochemical processes, field and laboratory methods. Five weeks at a Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium coastal laboratory.