GEOL 436 Principles of Biogeochemistry (3 credits) - UMCP
rerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 220; GEOL 100 or GEOL 120, GEOL 322 and (CHEM 131 and CHEM 132) or (CHEM 135 and CHEM 136) or CHEM 103 or permission of instructor.
n introduction to the basic principles of biogeochemistry including aspects of organic geochemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, global geochemical cycles, the origin of life and paleoenvironmental evolution.

EOL 451 Groundwater (3 credits) - UMCP

Prerequisite: GEOL 110 and MATH 140 and (GEOL 120 or GEOL 100) and (CHEM 131 and CHEM 132) or (CHEM 135 and CHEM 136 or CHEM 103) or permission of the department
An introduction to the basic geologic parameters associated with the hydrologic cycle. Problems in the accumulation, distribution and movement of groundwater will be analyzed. 

GEOL 452 Watershed & Wetland Hydrology (3 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: permission of department
Physical processes by which water moves in watershed and wetland systems. Topics include: precipitation, infiltration, flow in the unsaturated zone, streamflow generation processes, and groundwater flow. 

EOL 453 Ecosystem Restoration (3 credits) - UMCP
rerequisite: permission of instructor
verview of ecosystem functions across biomes/geologic settings, and considerations and tradeoffs in ecosystem restoration strategies. Specific case studies and discussions will be aimed at understanding how structure can influence biophysical and biogeochemical processes supporting ecosystems and then describes how rates, timing, and location of physical, chemical, and ecosystem processes can be altered by different restoration strategies to enhance ecosystem services.

GEOL 650 Isotope and Trace Element Geochemistry (3 credits) - UMCP
rerequisite: GEOL 443 or permission of instructor
race elements and isotopes in geology, including modern applications in geochronology and petrogenesis.

GEOL 652 Advanced Watershed and Wetland Hydrology (3 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: GEOL 452 or permission of department
Physical and chemical processes in watershed and wetland systems, with an emphasis on redox reactions. 

GEOL 654 Fluvial Geomorphology Seminar (3 credits) - UMCP
rerequisite: permission of instructor
luvial geomorphology is the study of movement of water and sediment in stream channels. This includes: formation of channels, open channel hydraulics, sediment transport or bed load and suspended load, river morphology and landscape evolution.