2021 Remote Earth & Planetary Sciences Summer Courses


    Geology of National Parks (5 credits)

  • EART 3

    Session 2

    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 SI

    Course Video

    Proposed Instructor - Myriam Telus


  • Earthquakes (5 credits)

  • EART 11

    Session 1

    Causes and effects of earthquakes. How do we measure, mitigate, and try to predict earthquakes? Plate motion, frictional faulting, earthquake triggering, wave propagation, earthquake damage, related hazards, and other social effects. Hazard reduction through earthquake forecasting and earthquake-resistant design. Class includes one full day weekend field trip to local faults. Advanced algebra and high school geometry recommended. General Education Code MF

    Course Video

    Proposed Instructor - Susan Schwartz


  • Summer Field Study (5 credits)

  • 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. Students are billed a fee. Prerequisite(s): EART 109EART 109LEART 110AEART 110LEART 110BEART 110M, and EART 189A and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to Earth sciences and combined Earth sciences/environmental studies majors. Enrollment via an application.

    Proposed Instructor: Jeremy Hourigan