Earth & Planetary Sciences Summer Courses


    Geology of National Parks (online)

  • EART 3

    Session 1

    Online only course.

    Geologic concepts and processes responsible for shaping our national parks including mountain building, volcanic and earthquake activity, sedimentation, weathering, erosion, and glaciation. An understanding of how geology impacts our lives is emphasized. Appropriate for both science and non-science majors who wish to enhance their knowledge, enjoyment, and appreciation of our national parks. (General Education Code(s): SI, IN.) 

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    Instructor: Susan Schwartz

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  • Summer Field Study

  • EART 189B

    Session 1

    Students spend three weeks in this field course on advanced geologic mapping acquiring and analyzing original data and then another 11 days refining their interpretations. Emphasis is on geologic mapping, stratigraphy, structure and tectonic analysis, and petrology. Prerequisite(s): courses 109, 109L, 110A, 110L, 110B, 110M, and 189A. Enrollment is restricted to Earth sciences and combined Earth sciences/environmental studies majors. Enrollment via an application.

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    Instructors: D.R. Finn, ,H.L. Schwartz