Collins Living-Learning Center | Volcanoes Seminar
L130 | 11546 | Michael Hamburger


This course includes a two-week long field-oriented short course that will
introduce a group of 14 to 18 undergraduate students to the geology and
natural history of the eastern Sierra Nevada mountain chain of eastern
California. The course will focus on the geological processes and natural
history of one of the most geologically and biologically dynamic parts of the
continent, as well as the natural hazards and environmental issues facing the
unique and environmentally sensitive area of the western U.S. Students will
be exposed to critical thinking on a series of scientific, societal and ethical
topics and expected to actively participate in oral and written projects. The
final project will be a class web site with each student's contribution
equivalent to a 10-15 page research paper.

The course requires an application form and has as a prerequisite seminar
session that will meet in Bloomington during the second half of the spring
semester, under the listings Geol. Sci. G190 (1 cr.) and Collins L100 (1 cr).

To downlod the application form or for more information see website at
www.indiana.edu/~sierra/

For authorization, contact Yara Cluver at ycluver@indiana.edu