University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Earth Surface Science

Department of Geography, College of Social Science and Department of Land Resource Science, Ontario Agricultural College

This program combines elements of Geomorphology, Geology and Meteorology and focuses on the study of processes and properties of the abiotic component of the environment.

Students planning to enter this program should consult counsellors in one of the departments.


Semester 1

17-115 Introduction to Plant Biology
19-104 General Chemistry I
45-130 Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
One Mathematics course from 63-100* OR 63-108 OR 63-120
76-111 Introductory Physics with Applications I

*Students with OAC Calculus cannot take 63-100.

Semester 2

19-105 General Chemistry II
46-100 Principles of Geology
One Mathematical/Computer Science course from 27-120 OR 27-150
One Mathematics course from 63-101 OR 63-121 OR 63-208
76-113 Introductory Physics with Applications II
One Arts or Social Science Elective

Semesters 3 and 4

45-200 Geomorphology
45-211 Climate and the Biophysical Environment
45-246 Analysis in Geography
89-204 Statistics I
46-202 Stratigraphy
46-210 Geochemistry I: Minerals
46-215 Glacial Geology
64-203 Meteorology and Climatology
87-201 Soil Science
One Arts or Social Science elective
One elective

Semesters 5 and 6

45-300 Fluvial Processes
45-361 Geographical Hydrology
46-319 Environmental Water Chemistry
Three courses from List A
Four electives

Semesters 7 and 8

45-415 Sedimentary Processes
Three courses from List A
Six electives

List A

45-362 Desert Environments
45-425 Coastal Processes
45-4691:2 Geography Field Research
46-306 Groundwater
46-309 United Plates of America
46-406 Clay Mineralogy
46-409 Sedimentology
64-305 Microclimatology

At least 2 courses from List A must be at the 400 level.

At least 5 electives must be acceptable science courses.

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science - B.Sc.

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