June 10, 2017 through
July 15, 2017
Five-week field methods courses are offered for undergraduate (GLG 411) and graduate (GLG 511) students. These 6-credit courses emphasize field description and documentation of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks; tectonic evolution of the western Cordillera; interpretation of regional- and outcrop-scale structures; and traditional geologic mapping updated with remote sensing, GPS, and GIS techniques.
Time will be spent working within the spectacular scenery and varied geology of the Jackson Hole Valley, Snake River Plain, Yellowstone region, the Wind River Range and Washakie Mountains, and the Montana fold & thrust belt. Course logistics include two weeks of camping and three weeks of lodging at our field station on the Timberline Ranch along the northeast flank of the Wind River Range.
Suggested prerequisites for the course include lecture/lab courses in Physical Geology, Mineralogy, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Structural Geology and Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology (strongly recommended) should be completed prior to enrolling. However, applicants with a current junior year, undergraduate standing and who have completed Physical Geology and at least nine additional credit hours in advanced geology courses, are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications for each course are reviewed beginning in the late autumn, with acceptance decisions made in early February. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until all available spots are filled.