GEOSCI 116 - Introductory Geology in the Field
Section: 621
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Geological Sciences (GEOSCI)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
Reduced credit if taken: GEOSCI/ENVIRON 117 receive 2 credits; GEOSCI/ENVIRON 119 or GEOSCI 120, 3 credits; GEOSCI 205 AND GEOSCI/ENVIRON 206, 4 credits; one of GEOSCI 205 OR GEOSCI/ENVIRON 206, 5 credits.
With permission of department.
Class Misc Info:
Meets at Camp Davis, Wyoming, May 20th-June 24th, 2008.
Other Course Info:
Su at Camp Davis, Wyoming.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Geological Sciences 116 is an introductory course covering all aspects of modern earth sciences. Students learn about rocks, minerals, and fossils, both in the classroom and in a variety of natural settings, which leads to discussion and understanding of topics such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, geoenvironmental problems, paleoceanography, and tectonic processes. In the first week classroom lectures are a key part of the course, after that, most of the time will be spent in the field on day trips and extended camping trips. About two weeks of the course involve field trips to other parts of Wyoming as well as Nevada, Montana, Idaho, and Utah. High elevation hiking is required and moderate to good physical fitness is necessary.

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Instructors for this offering include:

Session 1: Prof. Todd Ehlers U of M Geology, Prof. Chris Poulson U of M Geology,

Session 2: Prof. Marin Clark U of M Geology, Prof. Skip Simmons U of New Orleans, Prof. Karen Webber U of New Orleans


No prerequisites are required. Graduating high school seniors and university students are encouraged to apply. Entering first-year students could arrive on campus in the fall term with 6 hours of science credit already earned studying rocks and minerals in the mountains of the West. Benefits include reduced food, lodging and book costs.

Fees and Tuition

Fees: $750 includes transportation, food, lodging, and course materials.

Tuition: Tuition for six U of M credits must be paid directly to the University of Michigan and will be billed on July 31st, 2008. Guest students are charged upper division rates.  Up to date tuition rates can be found at the  U of M Registrar website. Departmental Financial Aid to help offset tuition cost is available.  All students ( including guest students ) are encouraged to apply. Please direct any questions to or call 734-615-8600

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more info regarding Camp Davis

Courses are capped at 30 students. To Enroll in GEOSCI 116 for the summer of 2008 please fill out a Camp Davis Application and return via email or regular U.S. mail. Application deadline is April 1st, 2008 for Session One, and May 1st, 2008 for Session Two.



GEOSCI 116 - Introductory Geology in the Field
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621 (LEC)
Note: FIELD COURSE IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING MAY 20 TO JUNE 24. Camp Davis application required in addition to regular registration. See web site at
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