MCC On-Location Courses

GEO 195 - Field Studies in the Geosciences
4 credit hours

Course Information:
This course is designed for students who wish to study a specific geologic or geographic topic or locality in a focused, hands-on, field setting. A significant portion of the course work is completed in the field at a local or distant location depending upon the title and focus of the course for a given semester. Students will make field observations, create sketches, record data, and construct a field notebook detailing all aspects of their field experience. The course title will have a sub-title attached to it for any given semester identifying the field setting for that semester.
0.000 TO 4.000 credit hours

Course Description:
This course was offered in spring 2011 and spring 2012 as a four-credit lab science. The course consists of 30 hours of lecture-based meetings during the spring term followed by a field experience in the summer. During summer 2011, students participated in a nine-day field excursion that included stops in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as well as Craters of the Moon and Devils Tower National Monuments. During summer 2012, students will participate in an eleven-day excursion that includes stops at Hoover Dam, Barringer Crater, Sunset Crater National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park, and Red Rocks State Park. The lecture-based portions of the course train students in field methods, and these methods are applied in the travel portion of the course.
Recent Course Offerings:
Spring 2012 - 30 hours of lecture-based meetings during the spring 2012 semester followed by a field experience in the summer of 2012
Current or Upcoming Course Offerings:

How to Register:
Course Contact Information:
Additional information about this course can be obtained by contacting the instructors, Jessica Barone (292-2448), Amanda Colosimo (292-2421) or Dan Robertson (292-2422).