Feb 29, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
College Catalog 2023-2024

GEOL 240 - Field Methods


This course is designed to train students in observation, spatial thinking, integrative problem-solving, and critical thinking in the field. Students will keep a detailed field notebook, complete three field projects, and use software to prepare professional quality maps and reports, all of which are important skills needed for careers in the biological, environmental, and geological sciences. Tools used include brunton compass, Jacob staff, GPS, aerial photographs, topographic maps, and computer software. Includes a weekend mapping project and weekly field trips during class. Occasional fourth hour meetings. Offered alternate fall semesters. Prerequisite(s): GEOL 160 , GEOL 165 , or permission of instructor. Alternate fall semesters. (4 Credits)