Regional Geology
CLASS CODE: GEOL 380 CREDITS:  4 FEE:  $650.00
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Travel to different geologic regions to learn the local stratigraphy and geologic history. Written reports will summarize observations from each area visited. A final oral presentation, summarizing all observations will take place on campus.
TAUGHT: 2nd Summer term
CONTENT AND 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
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Research, prepare and teach introductory concepts to other students.
2. Learn the geologic history, in ageneral sense, for Yellowstone, Island Park, Snake River Plain, Teton Range, Jackson, Gros Ventre Range, Central Idaho, Uinta Mountains of Utah, Lake Powell area and the Grand Canyon.
3.Acquire a personal library of visual images (photographs, slide or digital images ) for teaching geology.
4. Collect and label rock samples representative of te major rock groups to use as teaching materials.
5. Learn how to plan field trips and techniques for teaching ourside of classrooms.
6. Develop a greater sense of the power of processes, the shape and carve the surface of the earth and the role of Geologic Time in understanding those processes.
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.