GEOL 260 & 460: The Southwestern U.S.
J-TERM in the Desert (GEOL 260)
Each year during January, the Geology Department runs GEOL 260, an intensive course in the southwestern U.S. focused on building important field skills in mapping, making detailed observations and measurements, and proper sampling techniques. All geology faculty contribute their expertise in this course. Less frequently, we offer GEOL 460, an advanced field course where students further develop these skills as they contribute to new and ongoing collaborative research projects with Geology Department faculty. Students do all of this while working in spectacular settings in Nevada, Utah, and California.
If you're interested in this course, contact:
Dr. Thomas Hickson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 651-962-5241, or come by his office (OSS 117).