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Increasing the Effectiveness of Undergraduate Field Camp Through the Integration of Preparatory Courses
William W. Little, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Four courses; Introduction to Field Geology, Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, and Advanced Field Methods have been linked to optimize use of time at field camp.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Techniques of Sedimentary Geology
Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Field Activity, Course Information

Designing a sedimentary geology course around field-based class projects that yield publishable research
James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta
Field-based research projects can be the heart of a course in sedimentary geology. Course content, organization, readings and laboratory experiences are dictated by the nature of the specific project. Less content ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Structures, Depositional environments, Provenance, Techniques of Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Textures , Facies and Facies Models
Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Field Activity, Course Information, Activities:Project

Geologic Field Excursion
Suki Smaglik, Laramie County Community College
Field excursions will be taken to study the geology of specific areas such as the Black Hills, Central Colorado, Death Valley, Colorado Plateau, Hawaii, Central America, or others. Topics will include rock types, ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information

Introduction to Geologic Field Methods
Selby Cull, Bryn Mawr College
This course is designed to give students repeated practice in field mapping methods - for students in areas without huge exposures of great outcrops (e.g., Missouri). Every class meeting, the students will be asked ...

Subject: Geoscience
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi

Melding Research on the Navajo Volcanic Field into Undergraduate Curriculum to Promote Scientific Literacy
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary Mafic dike in the Navajo volcanic field exposed near Newcomb, New Mexico. Details This module highlights the curricular design and outcomes of undergraduate research in ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity:Research experiences for students, Activities:Field Activity

Physical Geology on the Fringe: Field Excursion to the Khumbu Region of Nepal
Dr. Robert C. Thomas, The University of Montana Western Summary This 3-week field trip includes a 5-day field excursion that explores the geology and cultural history of the Khumbu region of Nepal, the famous ...

Subject: Geography, Geoscience
Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Field Activity, Field Activity:Field trip , Course Information

Research Experiences in a Mineralogy Class
Dave Mogk, Montana State University Summary One of the goals of my Mineralogy class is to demonstrate how the principles and content covered in class can be applied to questions of geologic interest or that have ...

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Subject: Environmental Science:Mineral Resources, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Field Activity, Project, Course Information

Semester Lab Research in Marine Geology
Patricia Manley, Middlebury College Summary Students cooperatively conduct original research in Marine Geology utilizing marine practices on Lake Champlain, NY - Vermont. The lab section of the course is used to ...

Subject: Geoscience, Oceanography, Environmental Science
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity, Field Activity:Research experiences for students

Advanced Field Geology
Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
This is a field-based course, taught during four weekends, spread out over the semester. Each trip generally visits a different locality in order to expose students to diverse types of geology, everything from ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Goals/Syllabi

Field studies, Central California
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College
Field studies of Central California is an introductory field geology course for community college students. Students meet for 3 hours per week of lecture, take one 4-day field trip to the Eastern Sierras to study ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Course Information

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