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GEOL 2101 – Introduction to Geologic Field Methods

(3 credits – TG) 10-day field school

This course introduces the concepts of mapping geology at large and small scales. Detailed maps will be prepared using pace, compass and triangulation methods. Geologic sections will be measured with staff and tape and students will complete field reports. The field work will concentrate mainly on sedimentary rocks and basic structural geology. Field exercises are typically conducted outside of Calgary and normally occur during the two week period before Labour Day.

Prerequisite: Geology 1103 with a grade of C- or higher and consent of the department.

Note: This course occurs in rugged field conditions and varying weather, for which participants must be prepared and equipped. Students may be required to cover food and accommodation costs.