GEOL 307

Introduction to Geologic Field Methods and GIS

In this course students learn a variety of techniques that are used to locate, describe, and document geologic features in the field. Specific topics include navigating with topographic maps and GPS, sketching geologic features, using a Brunton compass, recognizing and interpreting geomorphic features on topographic maps, aerial photos and lidar images, and working with ArcGIS to produce a variety of different types of maps. Three all-day field trips on Saturdays and/or Sundays are required.

Prerequisites: GEOL 200.