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GEOL 490 - Field Methods in Geology

(4 credits)
Prerequisite: GEOL 350 and GEOL 360
Corequisite: GEOL 490L

In this course, basic field techniques used by geologists to create geologic maps are introduced. An emphasis will be placed on the collection, processing, and interpretation of field data collected from study areas in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Students will be required to write formal geologic reports involving maps, cross-sections and supporting data. Two hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory weekly. Offered spring semester. (Formerly EASC 490)