GEOSCI 440 - Field Course in Geology
Section: 711
Term: SU 2010
Subject: Geological Sciences (GEOSCI)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
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:
Students interested in completing GEOSCI 440 are strongly recommended to complete GEOSCI 305, 350, and 351 prior to taking GEOSCI 440. 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.

Successful completion of courses in two or more of the following: mineralogy, sedimentary geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology.

Fees and Tuition

Fees: $1000 includes transportation, food, lodging, and course materials

Tuition: Tuition for eight 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's office 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.

See the Camp Davis web site for more information and to fill out an application to enroll in GEOSCI 440.

GEOSCI 440 - Field Course in Geology
Schedule Listing
711 (LEC)
Note: FIELD COURSE IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING, JULY 7 TO AUGUST 21. Camp Davis application required in addition to regular registration. See web site at
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