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Wing, Boswell A

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  • GEOL 1020 - Dodos, Dinos, and Deinococcus: The History of a Habitable Planet
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Examines how the solid, fluid, and living Earth interact, how changes in the oceans, atmosphere and life reflect that interaction over the immensity of geologic time, and how the rock record is analyzed to reconstruct the co-evolution of Earth and life.
  • GEOL 1180 - Our Microbial Planet
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Examines how microorganisms shape the world around us, both throughout the Earth's history and today. Major topics include the origin and evolution of life, the interplay between microbes and the environment, roles of microbes in global change, and applications of microbiology in biotechnology and energy.
  • GEOL 3910 - Earth and Planetary Inference
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Introduces modern ways to interpret earth science observations in the context of conceptual models. We will learn how earth and planetary scientists synthesize geological, geochemical, and geophysical measurements and theoretical knowledge to make new discoveries and predictions. The tools that will be introduced in the course range from order-of-magnitude estimation techniques to a gentle intro to inverse thinking.
  • GEOL 4700 - Special Geological Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Studies in selected geological subjects of special current interest (for undergraduates). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours within a term.
  • GEOL 4755 - Field Geobiology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Provides students technical fieldwork skills in the interdisciplinary field of geobiology, spanning modern environments and to ancient environments in preserved in rock record, and spanning techniques from geochemistry, environmental microbiology, and sedimentology. Same as GEOL 5755.
  • GEOL 5700 - Geological Topics Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Offers seminar studies in geological subjects of special current interest. Primarily for graduate students, as departmental staff and facilities permit. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours provided that topics vary.
  • GEOL 5755 - Field Geobiology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Provides students technical fieldwork skills in the interdisciplinary field of geobiology, spanning modern environments and to ancient environments in preserved in rock record, and spanning techniques from geochemistry, environmental microbiology, and sedimentology. Same as GEOL 4755.
  • GEOL 5910 - Geothermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Provides a solid foundation in chemical thermodynamic concepts and calculations as applied to geochemistry and geobiology.

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