Winter Session

Outside shot of Pearson Hall during winter

The University of Delaware offers shortened sessions in winter and summer that allow students to earn credits through concentrated courses, providing a way to stay on track (or get ahead) for graduation or take courses in subjects that interest them but may be outside their general course of study.

The College of Earth, Ocean and Environment offers a number of courses during these sessions that provide opportunities to study abroad, learn online, in some cases meet major requirements or fulfill breadth requirements for students in other majors across the university.

Winter Session 2021

5-week classes: Jan. 4 - Feb. 6
4-week classes: Jan. 11 - Feb. 6

Registration begins October 26

Winter session courses

GEOL105 Geological Hazards and Their Human Impact (3 credits)

Geological processes and events that adversely affect humans and civilization. Methods for predicting and dealing with geological hazards. May be taken with a 1 credit lab, GEOL115.

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GEOL107 Geology of Dynamic Earth (4 credits)  

Principles of physical geology and its application in interpreting earth processes. Laboratory covers identification of earth materials and the interpretation of topographic and geologic maps. Note: This is a course that satisfies the laboratory requirement for the Group D College of Arts & Sciences Breadth Requirements

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GEOL108 Volcanoes and Earthquakes (3 credits)  

Violent geologic activity as illustrated by volcanoes and earthquakes. The nature, causes and origins of volcanic and earthquake activity, their interactions with humans and their potential control.

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GEOL115 Geological Hazards Laboratory (1 credit)  

Laboratory investigation of environmental geological processes and their impact on society: earthquakes, volcanoes, coastal hazards, rivers and streams, groundwater. Identification of earth materials and study of earth processes using topographical, geological and tectonic maps. Note: Must be taken as a corequisite with GEOL105

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GEOG102 Human Geography (3 credits)

Examination of the spatial distribution of human activities worldwide. Particular attention is given to those factors and processes that have led to spatial inequality and locational conflict from the international scale to the neighborhood scale. 

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GEOG152 Climate and Life (4 credits)  

Introduction to those physical and biological processes that shape our climatic environment. Important themes include the exchanges of energy and mass between the atmosphere and both vegetation and built environments; and the influence of climate on humans and humans on climate.

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GEOG372 Introduction to GIS (3 credits)

Fundamental geographic concepts and principles necessary to effectively use GIS to examine geographic problems. Hands-on training is provided in the use of professional GIS software in the context of collecting, managing, processing, analysis and presenting geographic data. Emphases is placed on the nature of spatial data, modeling techniques, spatial analysis and cartographic design.  

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MAST382 Introduction to Ocean Sciences (3 credits)  

This is a quantitative introduction to sub-fields within ocean sciences including marine geology, marine chemistry, ocean physics, coastal oceanography and marine biology. An introduction to the major for Marine Sciences and an in-depth overview for those with a minor or concentration in Marine Science.

Prerequisites: CHEM103/CHEM133, CHEM107 or CHEM111.

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MAST448 Introduction to Biostatistics in Marine Sciences (3 credits)  

In marine science, experimental work in the field and laboratory involves understanding and controlling the impacts of a wide-range of environmental variables. In this course, students are taught fundamental statistical concepts and approaches, data analysis and visualization strategies, and a modern statistical software package (R).

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