May 27, 2023
GEOL 351 - Geology of the Pacific Northwest
Fundamentals of geology applied to the Pacific Northwest. Case studies in lecture will build toward extended field experiences. Two lectures per week. Field trips required.
Prerequisites: [(either GEOL 101 or GEOL 103 or GEOL 107 or GEOL 108) and GEOL 101LAB, or SCED 102], and (select two from GEOL 201, GEOL 202, or GEOL 203).
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify common rocks and rock-forming minerals in various Pacific Northwest field settings.
- Critically read, synthesize, and discuss current primary literature articles pertaining to ongoing research in the geology of the Pacific Northwest.
- Present a relevant scientific interpretation of key field data from select field sites in the Pacific Northwest.
- Demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge about the geologic history of the Pacific Northwest.
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Spring Locations: Ellensburg
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