|CLASS CODE:||GEOL 499||CREDITS: 1 - 3|
|DIVISION:||PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||A course which includes original research or field work and results in a publishable paper.|
|TAUGHT:||Fall, Winter, Summer|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||This course is intended to be a capstone experience for geology majors. A prospectus would need to be submitted to the geology department chairman and approved. The student would work with a faculty supervisor until the thesis is completed. The project should result in a product that is publishable or could be presented orally in a seminar. Credit will be given for the course upon completion.|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||1. Apply and expand learned principles and skill to real-world geoscience problems/projects.
2. Gain greater vision of the ature of scientific esearch.
3. Develop scientific problem-solving, writing and presentation skills.
4. Develop skills in developing and completing a project on-budget and on-time.
5. Establish professional career-networking links that will assist the student upon graduation.
|REQUIREMENTS:||Complete an approved project requiring original research or field work as in a prospectus. Publish or give an oral presentation on the results.|
|PREREQUISITES:||Completion of senior level courses in geology. English 316 should have been completed also.|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2003|