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Geologic Field Excursion
Suki Smaglik, Central Wyoming 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
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Ship Rock at Sunset. Research-intensive courses in the field put students in settings where they can experience the geology, environment, and culture. DetailsIntegrating Scientific Discovery in a Field-based Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology Course
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary At Fort Lewis College, the Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology class, formerly a separate three-credit course required for the major, is now an elective course taught ...

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

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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Project, Course Information, Activities:Field Activity

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, Geoscience
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity, Field Activity:Research experiences for students

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, Field Activity:Research experiences for students

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

Oregon Field Geology SCI 675 (West) and 676 (East) and 575 (Central)
Kip Ault, Lewis and Clark College
"Oregon Field Geology" introduces field techniques at an novice level to both teachers and undergraduate Environmental Studies majors (the College has no geology department). Featured are travel through ...

Subject: 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

Advanced Field Geology
Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix
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

Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast to Northern California
Jennifer Thomson, Eastern Washington University
Gorge to Shore - Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast to Northern California Drs. Jenny Thomson and John Buchanan, Department of Geology, 130 Science Building, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004 ...

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Subject: Biology, Environmental Science, Biology:Ecology, Geoscience
Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Field Activity:Field trip , Course Information, Activities:Field Activity

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