University of Calgary

GLGY 337 - Introduction to Geologic Field Methods - Fall 2013

Creating geological maps and cross-sections from fieldwork and measurement of stratigraphic sections. The fieldwork will concentrate on rock identification and field relationships of sedimentary and either or both of igneous and metamorphic rocks and basic structural geology. Field exercises will normally be conducted off campus for about 10-12 days prior to the Fall Term of second year. Mapping and field skills will include map interpretation, using the compass for navigation, and measuring planar and linear features. Detailed maps will be prepared using instrumental techniques.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(80 HOURS)


  • Enrolment in Geology 337 may be limited. Only Majors in a degree program requiring this course will be admitted prior to the Open Studies Registration date as specified on the Enrolment Services website ( Applications from other students will be reviewed after that date and consent of the Depart¬≠ment is required in addition to course prerequisite. This course occurs in rugged field conditions and varying weather, for which participants must be prepared and equipped. Students will be required to cover food and accommodation costs, and to pay a surcharge to cover the costs of equipment and other resources.


  • Geology 201; 202 or 203.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2014.
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