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ESS1463H1: Contaminants in the Environment

ESS2222H1S: Tectonics and Planetary Dynamics

A treatment of the fundamental physical processes by which planets form and evolve. The course will be taught using specific case studies from selected themes, which will change on a yearly basis. Possible themes might include: tectonic modeling, structural analysis, Precambrian geophysics and dynamics of the terrestrial planets. The course will be team taught, in which individual instructors will focus on a particular aspect of each theme, providing some lectures for background prior to reading the important literature.

ESS2222H1  Tectonics and Planetary Dynamics

A treatment of the fundamental physical processes by which planets form and evolve. The course will be taught using specific case studies from selected themes, which will change on a yearly basis. Possible themes might include: tectonic modeling, structural analysis, Precambrian geophysics and dynamics of the terrestrial planets. The course will be team taught, in which individual instructors will focus on a particular aspect of each theme, providing some lectures for background prior to reading the important literature.

ESS2302H1S: Mineral Resources

This course will focus on the fundamental processes by which Earth materials are concentrated into economically-viable deposits. The geology, petrology and geochemistry of specific types of mineral deposits will be used to focus discussion on petrogenetic models of ore formation. Possible types of deposits will include diamonds, other gems, porphry systems, magmatic sulfides, sed-ex and volcanogenic massive sulfide. The course will be team taught, in which individual instructors will focus on a particular deposit type, providing some lectures for background prior to reading the important literature.

ESS2302H1  Mineral Resources

This course will focus on the fundamental processes by which Earth materials are concentrated into economically-viable deposits. The geology, petrology and geochemistry of specific types of mineral deposits will be used to focus discussion on petrogenetic models of ore formation. Possible types of deposits will include diamonds, other gems, porphry systems, magmatic sulfides, sed-ex and volcanogenic massive sulfide. The course will be team taught, in which individual instructors will focus on a particular deposit type, providing some lectures for background prior to reading the important literature.

ESS2303H1S: Earth Systems Evolution

This course will focus on the geological evidence and causes for change in the Earth System (coupled lithosphere-hydrosphere-biosphere-atmosphere) over the last 4.5 billion years. It will be taught using specific case studies from selected time intervals, which will change on a yearly basis. Possible topics will include global biogeochemical cycling of C,S,O; deep biosphere geobiology and the origin and evolution of life; proxy indicators for global change; evolution of the atmosphere; the stratigraphic record of sea level change and plate reconstruction. The course will be team taught, in which individual instructors will focus on a particular topic, providing some lectures for background prior to reading the important literature.

ESS2303H1  Earth Systems Evolution

This course will focus on the geological evidence and causes for change in the Earth System (coupled lithosphere-hydrosphere-biosphere-atmosphere) over the last 4.5 billion years. It will be taught using specific case studies from selected time intervals, which will change on a yearly basis. Possible topics will include global biogeochemical cycling of C,S,O; deep biosphere geobiology and the origin and evolution of life; proxy indicators for global change; evolution of the atmosphere; the stratigraphic record of sea level change and plate reconstruction. The course will be team taught, in which individual instructors will focus on a particular topic, providing some lectures for background prior to reading the important literature.

ESS2304H1S: Geochemistry

This course will focus on the application of chemical principles to studies in the Earth Sciences. It will be taught using specific case studies from selected themes, which will change on a yearly basis. Possible themes might include: global geochemical cycles, microbial geochemistry, origin and distribution of the elements and geochemical kinetics. The course will be team taught, in which individual instructors will focus on a particular aspect of each theme, providing some lectures for background prior to reading the important literature.

ESS2304H1  Geochemistry

This course will focus on the application of chemical principles to studies in the Earth Sciences. It will be taught using specific case studies from selected themes, which will change on a yearly basis. Possible themes might include: global geochemical cycles, microbial geochemistry, origin and distribution of the elements and geochemical kinetics. The course will be team taught, in which individual instructors will focus on a particular aspect of each theme, providing some lectures for background prior to reading the important literature.

ESS2608H1: Advanced Glacial Sedimentology