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GLG 1301 Geologic Field Trips

Saturdays before spring break, class meets on campus for lecture and lab to build preparatory knowledge and skills. Missing more than two classroom meetings will be cause for withdrawal. After break, students will participate in Saturday morning, hands-on field trips to different locations in our region. Students must provide their own transportation. Students will apply their knowledge and skills to interpret and understand the building of the Appalachian Mountains and the geological development of Ohio. Field activities are meant to mimic the work of professional geologists. Missing more than two trips will be cause for withdrawal. Three classroom, two lab hours per week. Note: Any student choosing to register and take this class may be required to sign one or more liability waivers in favor of the locations where certain learning activities in this course take place. Students who would like additional information about this matter should contact the Physical Sciences Department.

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Geology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE   At least 18 years of age. 


  • Integrate direct observations from the field with prerequisite knowledge and experience to interpret Earth history as it relates to the building of the Appalachian Mountains and the geologic development of Ohio.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply the scientific method to collect and identify rocks and fossils; recognize features and patterns; integrate information and make valid interpretations.
  • Discuss the origin, importance, location and use of natural resources in Ohio. Examine some of the consequences of resource extraction and evaluate the potential for natural hazards by area.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2