Korea University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Core Courses

EES 502 Advanced Structural Geology and Lab. Work [3]
Study on processes of the development of brittle and ductile structures and their interpretation.
EES 504 Analysis of Minerals and Ores [3]
Advanced lecture on emission spectrometry, atomic absorption spectrometry, X-ray fluorescence, electron microbeam probe analysis and etc. in order to identify and measure quantitatively the constituents in ore minerals.
EES 505 Advanced Mineralogy and Lab. Work [3]
Advanced lecture and experiments on crystallography, crystal chemistry, classification of silicates and their genetic environments.
EES 506 Advanced Geochemistry and Lab. Work [3]
General understanding the contents, distribution, dispersion, transport, and reaction of various chemical elements in diverse earth environments.
EES 507 Advanced Geophysics I [3]
Interpretation of geophysical data using theoretical model. Topics will include heat flow, gravity and magnetic potential data, etc.
EES 508 Advanced Geophysical Prospecting I [3]
Theory and application of seismic and electrical methods to geological problems and subsurface exploration.
EES 509 Advanced Hydrogeology [3]
Spatial variation and modeling approach of hydrogeologic parameters in saturated and unsaturated zones.
EES 510 Contaminant Transport [3]
Theory on contaminant transport in geologic formation.
EES 511 Graduate Seminar I [1]
Presentations of thesis works in progress for Master's students.
EES 512 Graduate Seminar II [1]
Presentations of thesis works in progress for Master's students.
EES 513 Graduate Seminar III [1]
Presentations of thesis works in progress for Ph.D. students.
EES 514 Graduate Seminar IV [1]
Presentations of thesis works in progress for Ph.D. students.
EES 517 Advanced Atmospheric Chemistry [3]
Phenomena studied include: fundamental physical, chemical, and biological processes that affect the composition of the atmosphere. the chemical mechanisms that affect the production and fate of hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon, sulfur, and halogen-containing species in the atmosphere and their distribution in the troposphere, and an overview of the problem related to ozone and climate impact of the changes in the abundance of radiatively active gases.
EES 519 Petrogenesis [3]
Advanced petrology dealing with genesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
EES 520 Advanced Engineering Geology [3]
Principles and applications of site selection, design, and stability evaluation for surface and subsurface earthen structures.
EES 522 Advanced Soil Geochemistry [3]
Fundamental principles of soil geochemical processes occurring in surface and near-surface environments.
EES 523 Advanced Depositional Systems [3]
Advanced depositional systems is designed to give the students an overall expasure and understanding of a wide variety of clastic and carbonate depositional environments

Major Courses

EES 552 Magmatism [3]
Theoretical study for fractionation and evolution of magma.
EES 553 Advanced Igneous Petrology and Lab. Work [3]
Advanced igneous petrology dealing with major rock-forming minerals, phaserule and phase change, magmatism, magmatic differentiation, volcanic rocks,plate tectonics, and petrographic province.
EES 554 Microfabrics [3]
Study on microfabrics and structural interpretation using microfabric data.
EES 555 Continuum Mechanics in Geology [3]
Study on continuum mechanics and its application to structural geology.
EES 558 Genesis of Ore Deposits [3]
Physicochemical mechanisms and occurrence characteristics of various types of ore deposits according to their genesis.
EES 559 Advanced Study of Ore Deposits [3]
General formation mechanisms of metallic, non-metallic, and energy resources.
EES 560 Advanced applied Mineralogy [3]
Advanced understanding of various properties on ceramics, industrial minerals, and their genetic environments.
EES 561 Clay Mineralogy [3]
Clay chemistry, crystal chemistry of phyllosilicates, classification of clay, and an interpretation of various genetic environments.
EES 562 Isotope Geochemistry [3]
Principles and applications of stable and radioactive isotopes.
EES 564 Advanced Thermodynamics in Geosciences [3]
Thermodynamic approaches to various geochemical reactions.
EES 565 Advanced Geophysical Prospecting II [3]
Theory and application of gravity and magnetic methods to geological problems and subsurface exploration.
EES 566 Advanced Geophysics II [3]
Earthquake seismology and the earths interior.
EES 567 Paleomagnetism [3]
Applications of paleomagnetism to diverse geological and geophysical problems.
EES 568 Rock Magnetism [3]
Studies of fine particle magnetism and the magnetic properties of rocks.
EES 569 Groundwater Modeling [3]
Application of numerical modeling(FDM, FEM) to groundwater flow.
EES 570 Contaminant Transport Modeling [3]
Numerical approach to contaminant transport.
EES 572 Field Methods in Geophysics [3]
The application of geophyical field methods to solve geological, geophysical, and environmental problems.
EES 573 Advanced Mineral Resources Prospecting [3]
Understanding of state-of-the-art methods for prospecting mineral resources.
EES 575 Mechanics of Earthquakes and Faulting [3]
Understanding of mechanics of earthquakes and faulting.
EES 576 Remediation of Groundwater Contamination [3]
Poactical aspects of remediation of groundwater contaminated with hydrocarbons such as BTEX.
EES 577 Seepage and Slopes [3]
Understanding of seepage analyses and solpe stability evaluation.
EES 578 Advanced Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis [3]
Principles of stratigraphy and sedimentology, their applications, and sedimentary environments.
EES 579 Advanced Sedimentary Petrology and Lab. Work [3]
Advanced sedimentary petrology dealing with genesis and microscopic identification of sedimentary rocks, diagenesis, and sedimentary environments.
EES 580 Advanced Aqueous Geochemistry [3]
Geochemical understanding the hydrologic cycle and water chemistry, focussing on the change in groundwater quality.
EES 581 Mineral-Water Interface Geochemistry [3]
A comprehensive and quantitative understanding of physicochemical interactions at the mineral-water interface.
EES 582 Advanced Metamorphic Petrology and Lab. Work [3]
Advanced metamorphic petrology dealing with metamorphic minerals, physicochemical characteristics of metamorphism, regional and contact metamorphism, metamorphic phase and facies, and orogenic and metamorphic belts.
EES 601 Experimental Petrology [3]
Understanding of the physicochemical petrology theory such as phase change of magma and characteristics of metamorphic phase change.
EES 602 Advanced Applied Petrology and Lab Work [3]
Industrial applications of rocks such as cement, concrete, glass, and ceramic.
EES 603 Advanced Tectonics [3]
Study on history of orogenic theories, Precambrian crustal evolution, and Phanerozoic tectonics.
EES 605 Advanced Ore Microscopy [3]
Applications of ore microscopy to the identification of ore minerals and investigation of paragenesis of ore minerals.
EES 606 Research in Metallic Ore Deposits I [3]
Special topics on theories of the formation of metallic ore deposits.
EES 607 Quantitative Electron Microscopy and Lab. Work [3]
Understanding of the principles of electron microscopy, quantitative and qualitative analysis tools using the electron microscopy, and sample preparation for the analyses.
EES 608 Seminar in Mineralogy [3]
Seminar for the current topics related to mineralogy and economic geology.
EES 609 Advanced Industrial Mineralogy [3]
Lecture on physicochemical environments of industrial minerals and their applications.
EES 610 Environmental Geochemistry [3]
Characteristics of geochemical transport and accumulation of nutrients and toxic elements and their health effects on human, animal, and plant.
EES 611 Advanced Marine Geophysics [3]
Theory and methods of subdisciplines of marime geophysics including gravity, magnetics, seismology, and heat flow.
EES 612 Seminar in Geophysics [3]
Presentations and discussions on subjects of current research in geophysics.
EES 613 Environmental Magnetism [3]
Applications of rock and mineral magnetic techniques to various environmental processes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere.
EES 614 Advanced Environmental Geophysics [3]
Applications of geophysical methods to diverse environmental problems.
EES 615 Advanced Environmental Soil Science [3]
Physico-chemical study on soil contamination.
EES 618 Advanced Oceanic Environmental [3]
The purpose of the class is to provide understanding of ocean phenomena from local pollution to the effects of the oceans on global climate. Topics include : wind-driven circulation, thermohaline circulation, tracer chemistry using isotopes and gases, distributions of trace constituents in the ocean, air-sea interactions, biogeochemical cycles of carbon : the ocean's role in climate such as El Nino and global warming.
EES 625 Atmospheric Chemistry Measurements [3]
This class is devoted to instrumental technique used to investigate chemical processes in the atmosphere and will survey major types of instruments for measuring concentrations of atmospheric trace constituents. Students become familiar with fundamentals of various sampling and analytical techniques in different platforms including spestroscopy and chromatography applied to ground, shipboard, airborne, and satellite measurements.
EES 626 Atmospheric Modelling [3]
This class will primarily focus on basic methods and numerical techniques : fundamentals of dynamical meteofology, gas-phase chemistry, aerosol chemistry, radiation processes, and cloud processes in the atmosphere, and then numerical methods and computational techniques used to simulate these processes. Students will learn how to build model through computer programing practice.
EES 627 Waste Management Geotechnology [3]
Fundamental understanding of geological engineering for waste disposal and storage.
EES 628 Atmospheric Data Analysis [3]
Fundamental and proactical aspects of methods to interpretate atmospheric data.
EES 629 Atmospheric Pollution [3]
Fundamental and practical aspects of local and regional atmospheric pollution.
EES 630 Environmental Soil Geochemistry [3]
Chemical, biological, and phsical processes that affect fate and transport of inorganic and organic chemicals in natural soil and water.
EES 701 Research in Structural Geology I [3]
Review and presentation of recent topics on ductile structures.
EES 702 Research in Petrology [3]
Special topics and independent study in petrology such as igneous and metamorphic petrology, mineralogy, crystallography, and experimental petrology.
EES 704 Research in Structural Geology II [3]
Review and presentation of recent topics on ductle structures.
EES 706 Tectonic Evolution of East Asia [3]
Study on tectonic evolution of East Asia including Korea, China and Japan.
EES 707 Research in Metallic Ore Deposits II [3]
Special topics in state-of-the-art research methodologies for metallic ore deposits and Korea metallic ore deposits.
EES 708 Research in Non-Metallic Ore Deposits [3]
Special topics in mineral resources used in ceramic, chemical, and agricultural industries and energy resources including coal, oil, and uranium.
EES 709 Research in Mineralogy [3]
Special topics and independent study in mineralogy such as crystallography, crystal chemistry, mineral synthesis, and hydrothermal alteration.
EES 712 Research in Geophysics [3]
Studies of specialized topics in geophysics.
EES 713 Seminar in Environmental Geology [3]
Recent studies on environmental geology.
EES 714 Geologic Information System [3]
Principles of construction of a geospatial data base and mapping technologies to analyze effectively various geologic information.
EES 718 Research in Applied Geochemistry [3]
Special topics and independent study in applied geochemistry.
EES 719 Natural Water Pollution [3]
Special topics in natural and anthropogenic pollution processes for surface water and groundwater.
EES 720 Remedication Geotechnology [3]
Aspects of geological engineering for remediation of contaminated sites.
EES 721 Global Biogeochemical Cycles [3]
The Earth is a closed system for matter, which continually cycles through Earth's systems on time scales that range from a few days to millions of years Humans have significantly altered the cycles of the key elements such as carbon. nitrogen, and sulfur, which play an important role in determining Earth's environment. Students will learn the various pathways and flows of each of the biogedchemical cycles in order to understand how human activities affect these cycles and what the consequences are.
EES 722 Advanced Reservoir Geology [3]
Clastic and carbonate reservoir body distribution pattern and its prediction.
EES 723 Research in Environmental Soil Geochemistry [3]
Special Topics covered by chemical speciation, mobility, and toxicity of metals including thermodynamics and kinetics of water-rock interactions, mineral solubility, and redox reactions.