2015-2016 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

GSCI 290 Field Methods in Geology

Methods and equipment used in field geology, including use of a Brunton compass, outcrop description and sketching, basic mapping techniques, sampling methods, notebook maintenance, use of global positioning system (GPS) technology, geologic maps and cross sections, field safety, and report writing. One, three-hour lab per week. Lab sessions will typically involve outdoor activities. Two or more half-day field trips required.  NOTE:  Required of all sophomore majors in Earth Science Geology specialization.  This course is equivalent to ESCI 290 and credit will not be earned if this course has been previously taken.




GSCI 125 or GSCI 135.

General Education


  • Fall