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  • Major Requirements | Earth and Environmental Science | Vanderbilt University
    Geological Sciences with Lab EES 2510 Earth Systems Through Time EES 3220W Life Through Time EES 3250 Earth Materials EES 3260 Petrology EES 3330 Sedimentology EES 3340 Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics EES 4961 Senior Seminar One additional course selected from the following EES 2110 4420 4550 4600 4820 4830 6200 6891 Option I Option I provides a background for careers or post graduate work in related fields such as teaching law or business and for some graduate programs and employment opportunities in earth and environmental sciences Students must take one course each from two of the following groups Group A Physical World Physics I PHYS 1601 1601L 4 hr or PHYS 1901 5 hr Chemistry I CHEM 1601 1601L 4 hr Astronomy ASTR 2110 3 hr Group B Earth Life Biological Sciences BSCI 1100 4 hr or BSCI 1510 1510L 4 hr or BSCI 1103 4 hr or BSCI 2218 4 hr or BSCI 2219 4 hr or BSCI 2238 2238L 4 hr Group C Quantitative Skills Calculus I MATH 1100 4 hr or MATH 1200 3 hr or MATH 1300 4 hr Statistics MATH 1010 3 hr Total 38 41 credit hours Option II Option 2 prepares students well for graduate work and careers in the earth and environmental sciences Students must take the required EES courses plus Physics I PHYS 1601 1601L 4 hr Chemistry I CHEM 1601 1601L 4 hr Calculus I MATH 1200 3 hr or MATH 1300 4 hr Total 43 44 credit hours Option III Honors Option III Honors is designed for excellent highly motivated students who want to pursue research as undergraduates Requirements for Option III are the same as for Option II plus EES 4998 4999 4 hours Interested students should apply to the undergraduate adviser for entry into the Honors

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  • Minor Requirements | Earth and Environmental Science | Vanderbilt University
    to discuss course selection with the director of undergraduate studies No more than two 1000 level courses count toward the minor Two courses with labs are required one must be at the 2000 or higher level No credit toward the minor is given for EES 3841 3842 or 3851 3852 Minor in Environmental Science The interdisciplinary minor in environmental science requires a minimum of 15 hours Environmental science is the study of how the earth s natural environmental processes work how they have been or can be modified by humans and society and how such modifications impact on the biosphere at the levels of individuals through ecosystems An environmental science minor provides students the opportunity to expand their education to include a coherent program in the scientific aspects of how we interact with and modify the earth s environment Students who want to minor in environmental science must take a minimum of five courses chosen from the courses listed below and approved by an adviser Two must be from the core environmental science list A and at least two others must be from either the environmental science list C or the core environmental science list A No more than one 1000 level course may be counted toward the minor Not more than two courses can come from the student s major department recognizing that such courses cannot be counted simultaneously for both a major and a minor A CORE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Anthropology ANTH4154 Environmental Anthropology Biological Sciences BSCI2218 Introduction to Plant Biology BSCI2219 Introduction to Zoology BSCI2238 Ecology BSCI3273 Molecular Mechanisms of Environmental Toxins Environmental Engineering ENVE4600 Environmental Chemistry Earth and Environmental Sciences EES4600 Geochemistry B CORE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Anthropology ANTH4154 Environmental Anthropology Engineering Science ES157 Technology and the Environment Sociology SOC3315 Human Ecology and Society C ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Biological

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  • Course Descriptions | Earth and Environmental Science | Vanderbilt University
    of these materials in interpreting earth processes of the past and present Field trips Three lectures and one laboratory per week Prerequisite 1510 4 MNS EES 3260 Petrology Nature distribution and theories of origin of igneous metamorphic and sedimentary rocks Mineralogy as a function of rockforming conditions Laboratory emphasis on description and interpretation of rocks using hand sample and microscope techniques Field trips Three lectures and one laboratory period per week Prerequisite 3250 4 MNS EES 3330 Sedimentology The origin and composition of sedimentary particles their transportation to the site of deposition actual deposition and the processes involved in lithifying sediments into solid rock Emphasis on interpretation of ancient source areas and depositional environments Terrigenous carbonate and other rock types will be studied Field trips Three lectures and one laboratory period No credit for graduate students in EES Prerequisite or corequisite 2510 4 MNS EES 3340 Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics Principles of rock deformation mechanics fractures folds foliation primary structures applications of principles Interactions and feedbacks between tectonics climate and erosion Field trips Two lectures and one laboratory period per week Prerequisite 2510 4 MNS EES 3841 Directed Study Readings in related fields and or laboratory research in pursuit of a scholarly project conceived and executed under the supervision of a faculty member Open to senior majors and graduate students or by consent of the department chair Does not count toward minimum requirements for the major May be repeated for credit more than once if there is no duplication in topic but students may earn only up to 2 credits per semester of enrollment 1 2 No AXLE credit EES 3842 Directed Study Readings in related fields and or laboratory research in pursuit of a scholarly project conceived and executed under the supervision of a faculty member Open to senior majors and graduate students or by consent of the department chair Does not count toward minimum requirements for the major May be repeated for credit more than once if there is no duplication in topic but students may earn only up to 2 credits per semester of enrollment 1 2 No AXLE credit EES 3851 Independent Study Readings with related field and or laboratory research in pursuit of a scholarly project conceived and executed under the supervision of a faculty member Open to senior majors and graduate students Other students must have consent of department chair Does not count toward minimum requirements for the major May be repeated for credit more than once if there is no duplication in topic but students may earn only up to 3 credits per semester of enrollment 1 3 No AXLE credit EES 3852 Independent Study Readings with related field and or laboratory research in pursuit of a scholarly project conceived and executed under the supervision of a faculty member Open to senior majors and graduate students Other students must have consent of department chair Does not count toward minimum requirements for the major May be repeated for credit more than once if

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  • Summer Opportunities | Earth and Environmental Science | Vanderbilt University
    Giving Summer Opportunities Several opportunities are available to undergraduates in Earth Environmental Sciences who are searching for summer programs These include but are not limited to internships research opportunities field camp Maymesters and many other things Click on the links below to explore some of the options offered by Vanderbilt and other institutions Summer Opportunities Field Camp Internships VUSRP EES Maymester Other Opportunities For more information contact the Director of

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  • Geology Club | Earth and Environmental Science | Vanderbilt University
    Graduate Resources Facilities Giving Home Geology Club Geology Club The geology club at Vanderbilt is a student run organization focused on a shared love for geology and the Earth The club typically meets once a month over lunch Some annual activities involve competing at GeoConclave every fall where Vanderbilt University students are the current Rock Bowl Champions The club also organizes trips over school breaks to camp in areas around

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  • EES Resources | Earth and Environmental Science | Vanderbilt University
    EES Resources Academic Links Library Resources Vanderbilt Center for Teaching Academic Calendar Resources for Undergraduate Students Campus Events YES OAK Graduate Students EES Information Resource Grad School Resources Off Campus Housing Laboratory Needs Department Equipment and SOPs VUnetID required EES Short term Visitor Registration Form SEM Tutorial courtesy of AMMRF Computing Needs EES Server EES Plotter Instructions EES Printers VU ITS GIS Lab GPS Equipment Owners Manual Quick Reference Download

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  • Departmental Laboratories and Analytical Facilities | Earth and Environmental Science | Vanderbilt University
    view the calendar and contact Aaron Covey Geochemical Processes ELA ICP MS ThermoFisher iCAP Qc quadrupole ICP MS with CETAC autosampler and Photon Machine Excite 193nm excimer laser ablation system Experimental petrology lab including high temperature furnaces piston cylinder apparatus hydrothermal diamond anvil cell four cold seal pressure vessel systems fluid inclusion heating cooling stage Environmental equipment includes a portable X Ray Fluorescence spectrometer Teledyne ISCO automatic water sampler and Decagon TDR device Transport Phenomena Fluid dynamics and sediment transport laboratory with stream table particle settling tanks and a specialized fluid intrusion tank high speed and lapse rate digital cameras controlled by a high performance work station Sedimentary Processes Sedimentology laboratory including a Geotek multi sensor core logger featuring magnetic susceptibility core density by gamma attenuation and a multi spectral digital camera Malvern laser diffraction particle size analyzer Two Ortec planar gamma detectors for radionuclide geochronology Magmatic Processes and Crustal Evolution Optical microscopy lab with Zeiss Axioskop transmitted and reflected light petrographic microscope and Zeiss Stemi 2000 stereoscope equipped with digital imaging system Petrography lab with transmitted and reflected light optical microscopes and projection equipment Mineral separation facilities including Franz magnetic separator heavy liquids stereoscopes and glassware Sample preparation lab with rock saws rock chipping and milling equipment Equipment for scaled tank experiments using viscous liquids Marine Processes Edgetech 216s sub bottom chirp profiler for high resolution stratigraphic imaging in aqueous environments Sea Bird salinity temperature depth water column profiler with optical backscatter for suspended sediment concentrations Triton SB Interpreter seismic image processing software Paleoecology and Paleoenvironments We are a member of the Hancock Biological Station consortium on Kentucky Lake which has a full complement of field and analytical equipment for collecting and analyzing sediment and biological samples as well as aquaria and greenhouses Department laboratory includes binocular microscopes fossil

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  • Support the Department | Earth and Environmental Science | Vanderbilt University
    scientists worldwide Students have access to top researchers in many fields as well as outstanding research facilities Petrographic microscopes purchased in 2013 using alumni donations are used in our Earth Materials and Petrology courses HOW TO GIVE Alumni and friends participation is vital to the success of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Your involvement and financial support are critical to the continuing success of the college and the department and are indispensable to giving our students great tools for future achievements The various Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences funds to which you may make donations are described below When making your gift please designate the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences or the specific fund below by listing your preference under Special Comments on the online form or in the memo line of your check For more information about how you can support the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences click here DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES FUNDS The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Fund This fund provides support to the department and its programs for both undergraduate and graduate studies Willard Jewell and Charles Wilson Student Faculty Research Fund This fund benefits student and

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