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    Field course group

    GEO 295 - Introduction to Field Geology
    (3 credits, 2 weeks)

    Location and Facilities: Owens Valley near Bishop in Eastern California

    Accommodations: Owens Valley Station, White Mountain Research Center, 3000 E. Line Street, Bishop, CA 93514

    Dates of Camp: Thursday, September 7 to Monday, September 18, 2017.

    Course Prerequisite: OSU GEO 201 (Physical Geology)

    Transportation: OSU Motor Pool Van. No private vehicles.

    Gear: Field geology gear, sleeping bag and boots required (complete supply list). Fee covers some supplies.

    Cost: Program Fee = $800 plus fall tuition

    Course Details

    For More Information: Contact Andrew Meigs, meigsa@geo.oregonstate.edu, 541-737-1214

    GEO 495 - Advanced Field Geology
    (6 credits, 4 weeks)

    Location, Facilities and Rules: Mitchell, Wheeler County, Central Oregon

    Dates of Camp: Monday, June 19, 2017 to Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Course Prerequisites:

    • OSU GEO 201 Physical Geology
    • OSU GEO 202 Earth Systems Science
    • OSU GEO 295 Introduction to Field Geology
    • OSU GEO 310 Mineralogy
    • OSU GEO 315 Petrology
    • OSU GEO 340 Structural Geology
    • OSU GEO 370 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (recommended)
    • OSU GEO 415 Igneous Petrography (recommended)

    Transportation: OSU Motor Pool Vans

    Lodging: Mitchell Field Station, Mitchell, Oregon

    Food: Meals are provided

    Gear: Field geology gear, sleeping bag and boots required. Fee covers some supplies.

    Cost: 6 credits OSU tuition, $875 field course fee, $100 application fee

    Application and $100 Deposit Deadline: March 1, 2017

    We are not accepting applications from non-OSU students.

    Course Details

    Application Form

    For More Information: Contact John Dilles, John.Dilles@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-1245

    Reading Material on Regional Geology: Field Camp Library