International Courses

GLY 1103 (Environmental and Applied Geology): The Geology Department has added an international, introductory field course in Iceland for summer 2014 (GLY 1103 - Land of Fire and Ice). Students earn credit for GLY 1103 (in General Education or towards the GLY major or minor) with optional HPC-2545 credits (Effective Leadership and Group Development in International Expeditions). Come see us at the Study Abroad and International Fair on November 13th from 10-2 in the Grandfather Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union for information, or contact Brian Zimmer for more information.



GLY 4835 (Summer Field Geology): TThis program takes place throughout the Northern Apennines in Italy. Over the course of the 6 weeks spent in Italy,  student participants will learn the stratigraphy of the Northern Apennines, construct geologic maps and associated cross-sections within fold and thrust belts, and in regions that have experienced extension. Students will write up reports summarizing the major findings from mapping and a geologic/structural history of each mapping area. The program will begin with several field trips to key outcrops where the Northern Apennine stratigraphy is beautifully displayed and students will see several world famous outcrops, including the K/T boundary near Gubbio. Participants will do 5 different field mapping projects; each will be progressively more difficult than the last and the final mapping project will be the combination of all previous mapping activities into a coherent picture of the tectonic evolution of the Northern Apennines. In addition to field mapping, students will map alongside Italian students for 2 projects in the middle of the field course, which will provide an opportunity to learn some Italian and to meet some Italian peers. There will be several days off from geology where participants will have time to explore Italian art and culture and see some of the visually stunning cities and towns of the Northern Apennines. Contacts: Dr. Gabe Casale; Dr. Jamie Levine

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