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GEOS 183

Off-Campus Extended Studies Course

Winter or May Term off-campus study project with a geosciences theme.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits

Winter Term information

Tim Cope,
Kenneth Brown

183A: Geology of New Zealand (off-campus)

A geologic field trip through both islands of New Zealand. Students will explore the varied and dynamic landscape of New Zealand, including active volcanoes, geothermal systems, caves, earthquake faults, alpine glaciers, landslides, and coastal systems. They will also explore New Zealand's geologic history in a plate tectonic context to understand the origin of its sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Although the theme of this course is the geologic development of the islands (with an emphasis on geologic history and tectonics), we will also have opportunity to touch on the island's unique biologic diversity, climate zones, and native Maori culture. Hiking is a requirement of this course.

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