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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEL 3530 - Advanced Geology of the Colorado Plateau Field Course: Variable Topics

Credits: 2

Prerequisite(s): GEL 1010, at least one prior lower-division field course (e.g., GEL 1510, GEL 1520, GEL 1530, GEL 2530) or permission of instructor

Description: This advanced field course requires an analytical approach to the geology of the Colorado Plateau and surrounding areas. Variable topics include a variety of geological destinations, such as, but not limited to, the Colorado National Monument, Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Capitol Reef National Park, Goblin Valley State Park and Utah’s Basin and Range province, Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest National Parks, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Along with basic concepts of geology, the formations exposed in the Colorado Plateau, including their ages, rock types, and origins are analyzed. Historical geology, geomorphology, stratigraphy, geological structures and field geology come to life in this beautiful,
desolate, arid country. Students must be in good physical condition because strenuous hiking is involved. Prior field and camping experience is also recommended.

Note: Students cannot enroll concurrently in GEL 3530 and GEL 1530 during the same semester.

Field Trips: Additional field trip fees for transportation, food, lodging, etc. are required.

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