2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Geology of the Grand Canyon


Spring 2012 quarter

Kenneth Tabbutt geology
Fields of Study
field studies and geology
Preparatory for studies or careers in
earth science, and environmental science.
There is no better place to learn about geologic processes than boating down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.  This intensive course will provide a foundation in physical geology and fluvial geomorphology while traveling 277 miles on a two-week dory trip.  Students must be committed to collaborating and learning.  Students will be selected through an application and interview process.  There will be mandatory orientation meetings prior to the trip and evaluation conferences upon our return.
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
The Colorado River trip is approximately $1600 plus transportation to and from Las Vegas. Applications will be available winter quarter 2012.
Offered During
Day, Evening and Weekend

Program Revisions

Date Revision
November 29th, 2011 The Grand Canyon dory trip is now embedded in Geological Processes: A History of Earth taught by Coughenour and Biswas