Field Geology of Hawaii (GEOL 106)
This is a laboratory field course that emphasizes the geological systems that have formed and modified the Hawaiian Islands, within the context of the earth as a whole. Students will gain, firsthand, an understanding of the geologic processes at work within the Islands. The main portion of the lab and fieldwork will take place during a multi-day trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. It is expected that students come into the course with some background in geology.
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Develop knowledge of the most common rock types found in Hawaii, and how they are related.
- Identify the most common geologic features of Hawaii and understand how they formed.
- Develop a knowledge and understanding of how the Hawaiian and other Pacific Islands formed and how they are still forming and being modified.