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    Texas Tech University
  Feb 23, 2018
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

How to Read Catalog Course Descriptions

Texas Tech offers nearly 5,000 courses as part of its curriculum. These courses are listed alphabetically by subject prefix within each college and departmental section of this catalog. The courses appear in numerical order, moving from beginning freshman or developmental level courses to graduate, research, and professional courses.

Not all courses listed in this catalog are offered every year. An online class schedule published before each registration period indicates courses that will be available during the upcoming term or semester and when each class will meet. The class schedule can be found at ( The university reserves the right to cancel any scheduled course or withdraw any program from the list of offerings when the best interests of the institution require such action.

Courses are designated by a subject prefix and number along with a descriptive title. Learn more  about interpreting the course descriptions found throughout the catalog.


Geology (Graduate Courses)

   •  GEOL 5001 - Problems in Geosciences
   •  GEOL 5101 - Seminar
   •  GEOL 5300 - Individual Studies in Geology
   •  GEOL 5303 - Advanced Igneous Petrology
   •  GEOL 5304 - Techniques in Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
   •  GEOL 5311 - Micropaleontology
   •  GEOL 5322 - Sedimentary Processes
   •  GEOL 5325 - Petrophysics
   •  GEOL 5327 - Problems in Paleontology
   •  GEOL 5340 - Advances in Historical Geology
   •  GEOL 5341 - Digital Imagery in Geosciences
   •  GEOL 5342 - Spatial Data Analysis and Modeling in Geosciences
   •  GEOL 5351 - Imaging Spectroscopy and Raster Classification
   •  GEOL 5361 - Advanced Structural Geology
   •  GEOL 5362 - Advanced Tectonics
   •  GEOL 5399 - Advanced Petrophysics
   •  GEOL 5410 - Vertebrate Paleontology
   •  GEOL 5420 - Geological Correlation
   •  GEOL 5422 - Sedimentary Geology of Carbonates
   •  GEOL 5424 - Clastic Sedimentology
   •  GEOL 5426 - Sequence Stratigraphy
   •  GEOL 6000 - Master's Thesis
   •  GEOL 7000 - Research
   •  GEOL 8000 - Doctor's Dissertation