Field Geology I

This course introduces students to the science of field geology. In the 5 weekdays prior to the start of the fall term, students will visit a variety of geological settings in the field where students will be introduced to and learn safety in the field, basic geological observation and data recording, and basic mapping techniques both in plan and section. At each area students will undertake small (outcrop) scale mapping projects. During the fall academic term students will attend seven field trips (Friday afternoons from mid September to late October) led by faculty to examine and document specific geological environments. The final section of the course will be devoted to classroom map exercises (three point, apparent dip, strata thickness and orientation, geological cross sections - 3 hours per week). PREREQ: GEOL 1006 and GEOL 1007. cr 3.

Earth Sciences