Geology

GEOLOGY 297R: INDEPENDENT STUDY

TBA. Variable credit. Requires permission of the instructor and a Environmental Studies course. This course provides Environmental Studies students with foundational skills for research under supervision of faculty member. A stepping stone to more advanced research work.

Geology courses with off-campus component:

GEOLOGY 100N: DESERT GEOLOGY (SNT)

Off-campus course. Summer (alternate years). Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Additional tuition is required. Study of the climatologic origin and the geomorphology of deserts. Also includes morphological, physiological, and behavioral adaptations to life in a dry environment, and study of the ecological zones and geology of Big Bend National Park. Classes meet weekly during the semester, followed by a twelve-day field trip to Chihuahua Desert in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Fulfills intermediate Earth science and upper-level lab course requirements for Environmental Studies majors.