coursesdepartment of earth & environmental sciencesDr. Dundas teaches a wide range of courses
Since Fall 1998, Dr. Dundas has taught fourteen different courses at California State University, Fresno. Included are EES 1 (Natural Disasters and Earth Resources), EES 104 (Scientific Writing and Research Techniques), EES 107 (Advanced Field Methods in Geology), EES 110 (Invertebrate Paleontology), EES 112 (Planet Earth Through Time), EES 122 (Stratigraphy), EES 150T (Dinosaurs), EES 150T (Planetary Geology), EES 168 (California's Earth System), NSCI 1B (Introductory Earth and Life Science), NSCI 4 (Science and Nonsense), BIOL 106 (Nature of Science), and BIOL 110 (Human Ecology), the last two classes taught for the Department of Biology. Also, he has taught HONORS 103 (Ecological and Social Effects of the Industrial Revolution on the Third World) for the Smittcamp Family Honors College.
EES 110 - Invertebrate Paleontology
Prerequisites: EES 1 or BIOL 1A, 1B, 11 or 12. Invertebrate structures and development of prehistoric animals; introduction to stratigraphic importance of fossils. Field trips may be required. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours) (Formerly GEOL 110)
EES 112 - Planet Earth Through Time
Credit not allowed after completion of EES 2. Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area B. Principles of geology used in the interpretation of the history of Earth as revealed in rocks and their fossils. Includes origin of the solar system, evolution of atmosphere and oceans, origin of life, rise and fall of the dinosaurs, plate tectonics, and ice ages. G.E. Integration IB. Does not satisfy Division 1 pre-1999 G.E. curriculum. (Formerly GEOL 112)
EES 250T - Applied Paleontology
Advanced study of paleontological resource assessment and impact mitigation. Major topics include applicable environmental laws and regulations (NEPA, CEQA), regional stratigraphy and paleontology, mitigation plan development, paleontological monitoring and fossil recovery, fossil preparation and identification, and museum curation.
other geology major courses
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
EES 104 - Scientific Writing and Research Techniques
Prerequisites: EES 1 or EES 4; a passing grade on the Upper-Division Writing Exam, or completion of an upper-division writing course with a C or higher (may be taken concurrently). Organizing and writing the scientific report and thesis. Topics include techniques and conventions in research methods, evaluation approaches, and presentation of results. Peer reviews. Oral presentation and term paper required. (1 lecture, 3 lab hours) F (Formerly GEOL 104)
EES 107 - Advanced Field Methods in Geology
Prerequisites: EES 102, 104, 106. Field trips to areas of diverse geology; observation, description, and mapping of geologic phenomena. Includes written reports of areas selected for study. Students should contact the department for details. (9 lab hours usually including fieldwork on weekends or during January intercession and spring vacation) S (Formerly GEOL 107)
EES 122 - Stratigraphy
Prerequisites: EES 2, 30, 102 (may be taken concurrently). Stratigraphic principles and recognition of stratigraphic units. Emphasis on tectonostratigraphic concepts. (2 lecture, 3 lab/field hours) (Formerly GEOL 122)