Monday, January 20, 2014

Sierra Nevada Field Course (Earn N&M Credit)

*******************  INFORMATIONAL MEETING   ************************

    NOTE:  Informal Presentation for Prospective Participants
    What:  Sierra Nevada Field Course: Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada
    Where:  Collins Living-Learning Center, Collins Coffeehouse
    When:  Thursday, January 30, 6:00 p.m.
    Refreshments: Free pizza!

*******************  NEW COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT   ************************

Sierra Nevada Field Course -- Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada:
Geology and Natural History of the Long Valley Caldera

Students!  Interested in an exciting new way to take an introductory
science course in a spectacular mountain setting?  Through the support
of the Collins Living-Learning Center, the Dept. of Geological Sciences,
and the College of Arts and Sciences, we will be again offering our
introductory-level "expeditions" science course, directed at both
science and non-science students, and taught in the mountains of the
eastern Sierra Nevada.  The course, entitled "Volcanoes of the Eastern
Sierra Nevada: Geology and Natural History of the Long Valley Caldera,"
is open to all students on the IU campus.  The course will be taught by
Michael Hamburger, professor of Geological Sciences and John Rupp,
research scientist with the Indiana Geological Survey.  The class offers
a hands-on, inquiry-oriented introduction to the geological and
ecological setting of one of the most beautiful and environmentally
diverse areas of the western U.S.

The course consists of a prerequisite 1-cr seminar-style class  during the
second half of the spring semester (jointly listed as GEOL G190 and
CLLC L100), followed by a Summer I 3-cr course (GEOL G188, CLLC L130),
which includes a 2-week field trip to the Sierra Nevada, May 17 - 31.
Both listings are eligible for College CASE and N&M sciences credit. 
Participation is by application only.

If you are interested, take a look at our course web site:

where you'll find course information, some great photos from last year's
field course and on-line application information.

Questions?  Contact Michael Hamburger ( with any
questions about the class.