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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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GEOL 143 A-Z - Geological Field Analysis

Semester Hours: 1-4
January, Spring, Summer
Through an integrated lecture and field course, students will investigate the geology of a specific region of the world. The goal of the course will be to create and to provide a hands-on introduction to geologic field observation and the methods necessary to collect data. Students investigate, on a rotating basis, the field geology of various areas, including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Utah, Wyoming, and the Galápagos Islands. Field reports will be based on observation, measurement, analysis and interpretation in the subdisciplines of structure, stratigraphy, volcanology, petrology, field geology, cartography, mineralogy, and geochemistry. Brief mapping exercises will be undertaken to integrate observations with problem solving and interpretive analysis. Formal lectures precede the field course. Written research report and in-class oral presentation using visual media based on individual field reports is required of all students. Eight to 10 days off campus.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Spring semester field trip is scheduled during spring break.

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