University of Calgary

GLGY 337 - Introduction to Geologic Field Methods - Fall 2015

Study of various rock types and sediment exposures focusing on recognition and description of rock types, construction of geological maps and cross-sections and measurement of stratigraphic sections. Field skills will include map interpretation, navigation, and measuring planar and linear features. Field exercises will normally be conducted off campus for about 15-18 days during August before the Fall term of third year.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(80 HOURS)


  • 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 a supplemental fee will be assessed to cover the costs of equipment and other resources.


  • Geology 333 or 311; and Geology 343 or 341; and Geology 381 and admission to programs in Geology or Geophysics or Applied and Environmental Geology or Environmental Science (Geology concentration) or Natural Sciences (Geoscience concentration).


This course will be offered next in Winter 2016.
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