This course enables Earth Science students to learn extensively about a focused topic. Projects will involve learning the geology of a locale or a region, and other associated aspects of interest (e.g.: a resource deposit, paleontology of specific fossil beds, unusual minerals, earthquakes). Projects are determined through agreement between a student and a sponsoring instructor (Guided Study). Field work and travel may be required, and additional fees may apply for transportation and other expenses.
Regional and /or local geology of a project area, which may include:
- mineralogy and petrology
- geological history
- environmental geology and hazards
- stratigraphy and sedimentology
- surficial geology and glaciology
- geochemistry and geochronology
- tectonics and seismology
- structural geology
- geological resources
Methods Of Instruction
This course may be offered as a library research opportunity, or as a field course, and may be offered over a semester or in a compressed format over 2 - 6 weeks.
Field exercises, labs, assignments, library or online research: 40 hours
Seminars: 16 hours
Means of Assessment
|Assignments/exercises/labs (at least 3)
|Geological Summary Report
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the table above.
Upon successful completion of EAES 2530, students will be able to:
- conduct library and online research to locate scientific information sources to support their project;
- prepare a Geological Summary Report which describes general geology for the project area (e.g.: stratigraphy, sedimentology, geological history, and structure of the BC Foothills near Tumbler Ridge);
- prepare a technical paper that examines a topic (or topics) related to the project area;
- read and interpret geological maps and reports relevant to the project area.
Projects will vary, and therefore textbooks, readings and other course materials will be determined by the instructor. Such materials will be obtained through library research, borrowings, or provision by the instructor.