ONLINE FIELD  METHODS COURSE

 

GEOL 412 - Science and Engineering Field Applications

 

December 9 - 22 : Three credits - Online

Application Deadline December 1, 2020

Cost: $2,195.00  (online course only)

 

Register for GEOL 412

 

Six Credit options: Online course (above) plus one of the IN THE FIELD winter camps (below)

 

    Death Valley Field Camp (3)      Dec. 27, 2020 - Jan.13, 2021

Hawaii Field Camps      (3)     Dec. 27, 2020 - Jan.13, 2021

   Arizona Field Camp     (3)          Dec. 27, 2020 - Jan.13, 2021

    New Zealand Field Camp (3)     Dec. 28, 2020 - Jan.14, 2021

 

or  a summer IN THE FIELD camp

 

email me at Nuri.Uzunlar@sdsmt.edu if you have any questions

 

Recommended course prerequisites: Physical Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Structural Geology.

Recommended text: Compton, R. R., 1985, Geology in the Field: New York, John Wiley & Sons, 416 p., ISBN 0471829021.

GENERAL COURSE OPERATIONS

This course has been divided into four modules to introduce you to some of the basic concepts and methods of geologic field mapping. Each module consists of a number of projects that will take anywhere from a few hours to a full day to complete. The requirements and deliverables for each module will be determined by each individual instructor, but generally speaking your daily schedule for the duration of the course is as follows:

This course has been divided into four modules to introduce you to some of the basic concepts and methods of geologic field mapping. Each module consists of a number of projects that will take anywhere from a few hours to a full day to complete. The requirements and deliverables for each module will be determined by each individual instructor, but generally speaking your daily schedule for the duration of the course is as follows:

1.) Morning full class zoom meeting to introduce the topic(s) for the day and answer questions from the previous day’s exercise(s)

2.) Lecture videos and demonstrations to help you proceed with the exercise(s) for that day

3.) Several hours of working time with your partner

4.) Afternoon check-in with a group of ~8-10 students for extra help with project(s)

Your instructor will provide you will a detailed rubric for each project that outlines the expectations for the deliverables. You will also be required to attend and participate in all online lectures and meetings as part of your overall grade. The point totals for each project will be provided to you before you begin.

All of the materials that you need for this course are posted on the D2L site. All assignments will be turned in digitally through the D2L dropbox. Some course materials and dropboxes will only be available for a limited time- it is your responsibility to make sure you understand all course deadlines and turn in your work on time.             

 

For more information  click here or Contact:

Dr. Nuri Uzunlar, Director, Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station 

Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering Department

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Office Phone: (605) 394 - 2494 ; Cell: (605) 431-1275

Nuri.Uzunlar@sdsmt.edu

 

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