GEOL 4300 - Advanced Geological Field Methods
(formerly GEOL 3101)
Other Hours Schedule Type Field Work
14-day field school
A two-week field course dealing with observation, interpretation, and solution of geological problems in the field. Emphasis is placed on the application of geological field techniques to complete a detailed bedrock geology map by measurement of igneous, metamorphic, and/or sedimentary rocks and interpretation of stratigraphic & structural features. Instruction focuses on the relationship between rock formation and tectonic setting by examining the concepts of bedrock geology compilation and regional synthesis. This course is offered during a special session preceding the Fall Semester; participants must complete a bedrock geological map and report during the Fall Semester.
Prerequisite(s): GEOL 3111 and GEOL 3300, both with a grade of C- or higher, and consent of the department.
Note: This course occurs in rugged field conditions and varying weather, for which participants must be prepared and equipped. Students will be required to cover travel, food and accommodation costs.
General Science Option