Summer Sessions

CEOE Summer session offers several lectures and labs for all UD majors.

2020 Summer Schedule

First Session:

5-Week: June 8 - July 11
7½-Week: June 8 - July 30

Second Session:

5-Week: July 13 - August 14

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.

For Summer 2020 CEOE is offering courses online to meet the following degree requirements:

Course approved for DLE requirement:

GEOG 300 - Research Design and Mixed Methods (cr 3)

Explores the fundamental connections between geographic inquiry and methods used when conducting research and data analysis in human geography.

Course approved for University and College of Arts & Sciences breadth requirements for SBS and MCC:

GEOG 120 - World Regional Geography (cr 3)

Introduction to the geographic regions of the world and the changing relations between regions. Emphasis is on environmental, economic, and political geographic relationships between industrial and developing nations.

Courses approved for University and College of Arts & Sciences (Group D) breadth requirement:


GEOG 101 - Physical Geography (3 cr)

Our Earth’s physical geography derives from dynamic interactions among the four environmental spheres—the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), biosphere (life), and landforms (rocks and soils). Explores the physical elements of our environment, the processes involved in their development, their distribution, and their interrelationships. Natural processes and modification by humans serve as the central focus, as well as the emphasizing the specialized geographic tools used to study our environment. May be taken with a lab: GEOG 111 (1 cr) (see Math, Natural Sciences and Technology Laboratory tab).

GEOL 105 – Geological Hazards and Their Human Impact (3 cr)
Geological processes and events that adversely affect humans and civilization. Methods for predicting and dealing with geological hazards. May be taken with a lab: GEOL 115 (1 cr) (see Math, Natural Sciences and Technology Laboratory tab).

GEOL 108 – Volcanoes and Earthquakes (3 cr)

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.

MAST 120 - Life's a Beach - Geological Processes and Living with the Coast (3 cr)
Introduction to geology of the coast. “Reading” beaches by geological phenomenon and physical processes. Historical and contemporary analysis of how populations have chosen to live with or against the natural dictates of the shore with costly and tragic consequences.

MAST 200 - The Oceans (3 cr)
Integrates physical, chemical, geological and biological principles into an overview that addresses why and how the oceans work. Draws heavily on current ocean issues to illustrate processes and problems.

Courses approved for University and College of Arts & Sciences (Group D) breadth requirements:

GEOG 111 - Physical Geography Laboratory (1 cr)

Laboratory investigation of processes responsible for creating and modifying our dynamic physical environment. Lab offers interpretation of maps, examination of environmental data, understanding the development of landforms, and interpretation of maps and imagery (aerial and satellite). Must be taken with: GEOG 101 (3 cr).

GEOL 115 – Geological Hazards Laboratory (1 cr)

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. Must be taken with: GEOL 105 (3 cr).

Course approved for Science concentration area:

GEOL 113 – Earth Science (4 cr)
Earth materials, structure and the geologic phenomena that produce them. Physical and temporal aspects of earth history. Laboratory examination of rocks, minerals and fossils. Experiments in geological processes and interpretation of geologic maps.

ENSC 450 - Proseminar in the Environment (3 cr)

Discussion of the history and state of environmental science as through detailed exploration of a current environmental problem. Survey of research topics and methodologies in the current scientific literature related to the topic of interest
RESTRICTIONS: Open to meteorology, environmental science and studies majors only, or requires permission of instructor.

GEOG 463/663 - Environmental Impact of Deep-sea Mining (2 cr)
Deep-sea mining is an emerging industry that could unlock previously untapped resources, but it carries environmental risks. Prospects that hold the most value are also home to species found nowhere else in the world. Students will be introduced to deep-sea mining and the affected ecosystems.
MAST 451/651 - Marine Invertebrate Biodiversity (3 cr)
Overview of marine invertebrate structure and function physiology, development and life history, and ecology within the context of their evolutionary origins and phylogeny. Appreciation of their biodiversity and significance in marine ecosystems. Special attention to systematics and taxonomy of important groups and local fauna.    

MAST 462 - Climate Change: Policy, Equity and Mitigation (3 cr)
Focuses on climate change equity, international compliance mechanisms, and U.S. initiatives. It is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates who seek to gain substantive understanding of climate change policy and the means, impediments and opportunities to reaching resolution of complex international questions.

Students can take summer classes ranging from marine ecosystems to geography.