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GLG 1311 Ohio Field Geology

Hands-on experience during several Saturday morning field trips to different locations in our region. Students must provide their own transportation. Field activities are meant to mimic what field geologists do. Use of on-site observations to interpret and understand the building of the Appalachian Mountains and the geological development of Ohio. Two lab hours in the field per week. Course offered during 8-week B-term. Open to undergraduate and graduate students with or pursuing degrees in geology, and K-12 science educators with or working toward Master Science Teaching (MST). GLG 1201/GLG 1211 may be taken concurrently to meet prerequisite.

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

Prereqs: GLG 1101 AND GLG 1201 OR Approval of Department AND Must be at least 18 years of age 


  • Discuss the origin, importance, location and use of natural resources in Ohio. Examine some of the consequences of extraction and evaluate the potential for natural hazards by area.
  • Recognize features and patterns; integrate information and make valid interpretations.
  • Integrate direct observations from the field with prerequisite knowledge and experience to interpret the building of the Appalachian Mountains and the geologic development of Ohio.

Credit Hours: 1

Lab Hours: 2