Collins Living Learning Center | Volcanoes of the Sierra Nevada
L130 | 4061 | Michael Hamburger

Non Standard Meeting Dates (during Summer Session 1): May 13-27, followed by two
week independent student research period

This course includes a two-week, field-oriented experience that will introduce a group of
18 undergraduate students to the geology and natural history of the eastern Sierra Nevada
mountain chain.  It takes place on-site in 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 participate actively 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-G 190 (1 cr.) and CLLC-L 100 (1 cr).

To download the application form or for more information see website at
Scholarships are available.

For permission, contact Michael Hamburger

Course counts for College Topics requirement. Honors college students will receive
honors credit.