UT Dallas 2022 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOS2306 - Essentials of Field Geologic Methods

GEOS 2306 Essentials of Field Geologic Methods (3 semester credit hours) Provides a theoretical and applied introduction to fundamental methods of field geologic investigations. The course consists of weekly lectures, laboratory assignments (field and classroom-based), and a mandatory weekend field trip that exposes students to a variety of topics ranging from topographic maps, geologic structures, geologic map construction and interpretation, and remote sensing techniques used in the geosciences. Students will learn to collect and record geologic data using common field tools and techniques and incorporate geologic data collected in the field to produce geologic maps and cross-sections. A field trip fee of $100 is required to cover the cost of transportation and camping fees associated with the field trip. Recommended Prerequisite or Corequisite: GEOS 2409. Prerequisites: GEOS 1103 and GEOS 1303. (3-0) Y