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QUAT 501 Seminar/Conference in Quaternary Environments (1, max. 6)
Interdisciplinary seminar or conference in the changing natural environments of the Quaternary Period, with emphasis on climatic changes and their effects. Speakers from the University and elsewhere present lectures on their specialties, followed by discussion. Credit/no-credit only.
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QUAT 502 Interdisciplinary Quaternary Investigations (2, max. 6)
Research course for interdisciplinary investigation of Quaternary problems. Student attends sessions of QUAT 501 and pursues a problem- oriented case study concurrently under faculty direction. Required paper on case study. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Credit/no-credit only.
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QUAT 504 Special Topics in Quaternary Sciences (1-3, max. 3)
Environments and climate changes of past two million years (Quaternary Period) in context of modern surface processes, including historical changes, prehistorical environments of postglacial period, and Ice Age events. Provides scientific perspective on scale of modern and man-made environmental changes, including those of climate, in context of recent earth history. Prerequisite: background courses in earth sciences and ecology. Credit/no-credit only.
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