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Regional Geology
REGIONAL GEOL
CLASS CODE: GEOL 380 CREDITS:  4 FEE:  $950.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Regional Geology is taught 2nd Summer Term with most of the course time off campus. As we travel to different geologic regions, students learn the local stratigraphy and geologic history. Written reports will summarize observations from each area visited. A final oral presentation, summarizing all their observations will take place on campus.
DESCRIPTION: Regional Geology is taught 2nd Summer Term with most of the course time off campus. As we travel to different geologic regions, students learn the local stratigraphy and geologic history. Written reports will summarize observations from each area visited. A final oral presentation, summarizing all their observations will take place on campus.
TOPICS: Geology as it pertains to the following areas:
1. Yellowstone National Park and the Island Park area
2. Grand Teton National Park area including the Gros Ventre Mountain Range
3. The Salmon River Country including Mount Borah - the highest mountain in the state of Idaho
4. Fossil Lake National Monument - Wyoming
5. Portions of Utah & Arizona including Dinosaur National Monument, Arches National Park, Zion National Park, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Goosenecks State Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and the Grand Canyon National Park
OBJECTIVES: Regional Geology is designed to enrich the understanding students received in their beginning geology classes and allow them to visit some of the worlds classic geologic provinces. By taking students to see and study geology they have learned in the classroom, they now are able to sense the scale of mountain building, stream development, etc., and to better grasp the role of geologic time in the formation of mountains or creation of deep canyons. To provide students (especially education majors) the opportunity to build a library of visual images (photographs, slides, digital images) to help them share what they have learned.
REQUIREMENTS: Bring a camera and film, a field notebook, colored pencils, hand lens, rock hammer.
PREREQUISITES: Geol 101 & 102 or Geol 111 & 111L; Geol 250 or 350, or instructor's concent.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: April 2002