GEOSCI 116 - Introductory Geology in the Field
Section: 713
Term: SU 2010
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, 3 credits; one of GEOSCI 205 OR GEOSCI/ENVIRON 206, 4 credits.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
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:

GEOSCI 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, much 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. Considerable hiking is required and moderate to good physical fitness is necessary.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required. College-bound high school seniors and university students are encouraged to apply. Entering first-year students could arrive on campus in the fall term with 5 hours of science credit already earned studying geology in the mountains of the West.

Fees and Tuition

Fees: $675 includes transportation, food, lodging, and course materials.

Tuition: Tuition for five credits must be paid directly to the University of Michigan. 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.

Courses are capped at 24 students. For more information or to enroll in GEOSCI 116 for this summer please visit the Camp Davis web site and fill out an application.

GEOSCI 116 - Introductory Geology in the Field
Schedule Listing
712 (LEC)
Note: FIELD COURSE IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING JUNE 26 TO JULY 26. Camp Davis application required in addition to regular registration. See web site at
713 (LEC)
Note: FIELD COURSE IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING JULY 22 TO AUGUST 21. Camp Davis application required in addition to regular registration. See web site at
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