GEO W41 Field Geology of Scotland (MAY)

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  • Location: Scotland
  • Dates: May 23—June 6, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this off-campus program has been suspended. The information on this page is available for reference and planning purposes, but may no longer be accurate. If and when Calvin is able to re-open this and other off-campus programs, information will be provided at the main Off-Campus Programs website. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Off-Campus Programs office.

This class is designed to introduce students to the study of field geology through observation and analysis by visiting locations of particular geologic interest in Scotland (Northern UK).

This class is designed to introduce students to the study of field geology through observation and analysis by visiting locations of particular geologic interest in Scotland (Northern UK) from May 23 through June 6, 2021. The field locations in these areas have been vital to the development of the modern study of geology and provide compelling examples of geologic processes such as tectonic forces, metamorphic processes, mineral resources, surficial processes, and the expanse of geologic time. Students will also consider the impact of Calvinism during the Scottish Reformation (16th century) and how that gave way to the Scottish Enlightenment (17th and 18th centuries) leading to the scientific study of geology starting in the 1790s. This course satisfies departmental field experience at the upper level (200-300). Prerequisites: GEO 120, 151, or 153; and permission of the instructor. Fee: $4,656. May 23 - June 6. C. Renee Sparks and J. VanHorn. Off Campus.

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C. Renee Sparks

C. Renee Sparks

Professor, Director of Bruce Dice Mineralogical Museum
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