Case Studies for Majors

Research Courses with a Field Emphasis

Integrating Scientific Discovery in a Field-based Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology Course

David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College

Research Courses with an Analytical (Instrumentation) Emphasis

Research Experiences in a Mineralogy Class

Dave Mogk, Montana State University

Igneous Petrology, Part of NSF-RUI Project on Navajo volcanic field

David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College

A Term Research Project Focused on Electron Microprobe Studies of Unknowns in a Junior-Level Mineralogy/Petrology Course

Jeff Ryan, University of South Florida

Interdisciplinary Research-Intensive Courses

Research in Marine Geology

Patricia Manley, Middlebury College

In-class Research Activities

Pet Rock Project: A Semester-long Exercise for Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Darrell Henry, Louisiana State University

The Sonju Complex Project

Karl Wirth, Petrology, Macalester College

Course-Based Projects

From On the Cutting Edge, Early Career module