2007 East Carolina - UNC Geology Field Course Homepage

This site is your guide to the 6 credit hour, 6 week Summer Field Course in Geology offered by the various universities of the North Carolina University systems administered by East Carolina University (ECU). The study of the stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, geomorphology, hydrogeology, and economic mineral deposits of northwestern New Mexico and southern Colorado will be emphasized through basic geologic mapping. The mapping exercises involve a wide variety of geologic features ranging from complexly faulted Mesozoic and Cenozoic rocks to isoclinally folded and uplifted Neo-Proterozoic to Proterozoic rocks in areas of excellent exposures.

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Starting Date: Friday, 11 May 2007 - Leave North Carolina (TBA)

Students will meet at the Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC for departure. If necessary, there will be pickups at Statesville and Asheville by the field course caravan as they move westward.

Return Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2007 - Arrive North Carolina (TBA)

FOR BASIC INFORMATION CONCERNING THE FIELD COURSE PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE LINKS BELOW

There are a few things you need to do to get organized for the 2007 Geology Field Course. First, look at the list of the recommended field equipment that you will need for this program. Then look at the 2007 field course schedule to give you an idea of the locations as well as the timing of projects and travel for this program. A bibliography list is also hot linked, as well as a separate set of pages addressing field excursion and trips, so that you may start to prepare for the geology and geomorphology of the field areas. The 2006 field course manual is available for download at this time (the 2007 course manual will be handed out to students and instructors prior to departure).

Lastly, read the section on the the 2007 costs and expenses for this program. Please remember that these expenses INCLUDE all travel expenses, the cost of all of your food, all lodging, and the tuition for 6 hours credit at a cooperating North Carolina university or as an out-of-state student (through continuing education at the Friday Center).

If you are an out-of-state student interested in attending the 2007 geology field course, please contact Dr. Stephen Harper (field course director) for information on registration.

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Last update - 12 January 2007