Dec 04, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2018-19 
Graduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOS 5650 - Geological Field Methods

This Field Methods course will focus on both traditional field mapping techniques as well as new, emerging technologies such as satellite GPS, GIS, Digital Tablets, Smart Phone Apps and Drone observations. Students taking this course will gather geological field data, correctly enter it into a notebook (both traditional and digital), and then be able to use these data to produce a geological map and make appropriate geological interpretations of the area. This module will be required for all students wishing to take GEOS 5660 and GEOS 5670. It will be conducted both on the WMU main campus and within the immediate surrounding area. Introduction to “Field Methods” is applicable to a variety of STEM disciplines, and is designed to fill the requirements for continuing education credits. Local field trips are required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: GEOS 1000 or GEOS 1300, with a grade of “C” or better; or instructor approval.

Credits: 1 hour

Notes: Open to undergraduate and graduate students.
When Offered: Summer I

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