GEOSCI 440 - Field Course in Geology
Section: 721
Term: SU 2009
Subject: Geological Sciences (GEOSCI)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of department.
Class Misc Info:
Meets at Camp Davis, Wyoming, July 5th - August 19th, 2009.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Successful completion of courses in two or more of the following topics: mineralogy, sedimentary geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, and structural geology.
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.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

GEOSCI 440 is a broad, in-depth course covering all aspects of field geology (structure, sedimentology, metamorphic and igneous petrology, geophysics, and surficial processes). The principal goal of the course is to train students to recognize distinct lithological units and their 3-D relationships. Field projects include mapping and interpretation of deformed and faulted sedimentary, regional metamorphic, plutonic, and volcanic complexes. During the later part of the course, mapping projects and field trips will expose students to digital mapping techniques through the use of GeoPads (i.e., ruggedized TabletPCs, GIS software, GPS receivers, and digital data sets.) The course also includes a field project that utilizes modern geophysical tools to supplement traditional field observations and another project that focuses on surficial processes (geologically-relevant processes occurring on the short time scale), which are environmentally and ecologically important.

Click here for Photo Gallery Prerequisites Successful completion of courses in two or more of the following: mineralogy, sedimentary geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology.

Fees and Tuition

Fees: $975 includes transportation, food, and lodging. Course materials are not included in the above course fees.

Tuition: Tuition for eight U of M credits must be paid directly to the University of Michigan and will be billed on June 30th, 2009. 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 is not available. Please direct any questions to or call 734-615-8600.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Camp Davis Application 2009

To apply to the Camp Davis Program, click the link above and download the Camp Davis Application. Applications can be submitted via email or post. Deadline for applications is May 1st, 2009.

GEOSCI 440 - Field Course in Geology
Schedule Listing
721 (LEC)
Note: FIELD COURSE IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, JULY 5 TO AUGUST 19. Camp Davis application required in addition to regular registration. See web site at
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