Fall 2019 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.
For more than a century, students and professionals interested in the geology of New England have gathered at the annual meeting of the New England Intercollegiate Geologic Conference (NEIGC), a weekend of field-based education. In this seminar, we will choose three NEIGC fieldtrips to attend, study the appropriate background material in preparation for the trips, and compile our own guide to the trips that summarizes the appropriate background material. The class will culminate in attendance at the annual NEIGC meeting on the weekend of October 12-14, 2018 in the Lake George region of Upstate New York and Vermont.
At the end of this course, you will not only know a lot more about New England geology and have met many current and future field geologists, but you will also have learned to synthesize the literature to assess the current state of knowledge and evaluate how field studies can advance our understanding of regional geology and environmental issues.
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|Course Format: Seminar
|Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(SISP)
Readings will be chosen to coincide with NEIGC fieldtrips. They will include passages from the primary scientific literature as well as background material from secondary sources.
|Examinations and Assignments:
Students will be assessed based on class and field participation as well as on a field guide they will produce in preparation for one of the NEIGC trips.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
The class requires attendance at the annual NEIGC meeting on the weekend of October 12-14, 2018 in the Lake George region of Upstate New York and Vermont.
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