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Wing, Boswell A Associate Professor


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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 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 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 5910 - Geothermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Provides a solid foundation in chemical thermodynamic concepts and calculations as applied to geochemistry and geobiology.


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