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Senior Project
SENIOR PROJECT
CLASS CODE: GEOL 499 CREDITS:  1 - 3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
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.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003