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GEOG 396 - Field Experience in Geography

(1-3 credits)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Students will have the opportunity to gain first-hand field experience in particular specialties of geography. The experience is designed for a broad range of field and laboratory-oriented courses of special interest to geography majors and minors. Emphasis on depth or breadth of a selected topic will depend on the objectives of the instructor offering the course. Students will be required to review the background and methods of selected topics and then to design projects to study problems or issues within the scope of the class. Students will be exposed to a range of field techniques including sampling and the use of various types of measurement equipment. Students will work independently and as part of teams. Typically, classes will meet every week for one hour with one credit for a single weekend field expedition and three credits for experiences requiring weekly fieldwork or laboratory experiments throughout the semester. Repeatable for different field experiences: may earn a maximum of six credits. Offered annually. (Formerly GEOG 495)