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UL Lafayette Geology Field Camp 2009 (GEOL 400)
Project in the Arbuckle Mountains (OK)
Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Field Camp in Geology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The information presented below should answer most if not all of your questions about the field course. Follow the link to the printable application form for those individuals who wish to attend the course.
Application for Winter Field Camp
Application for Summer Field Camp
Location: Big Bend National Park (TX), Arbuckle Mountains (OK), Moab and Aches National Park (UT), Big Horn Basin (WY), and Black Hills (SD). In addition to the field camp projects, we will visit and study the following national parks and monuments: Canyonlands, Arches, Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Bighorn Canyon, Devils Tower, and Badlands.
Approximate Dates: The field course is divided into two sessions, one from January 8 to 18, 2009 (Winter portion) and the second from May 17 to June 20, 2009 (Summer portion)
Credits: variable (up to 6 semester hours credit). Generally one credit hour is granted for each week of field camp, however, if students do not participate in the Winter Portion, then 6 credits can be earned during the Summer Portion by doing additional mapping projects.
Registration: The deposit of $100.00 which accompanies your application will be credited toward your assessment payment and will be fully refunded should you not be selected for a position in our camp.
Prerequisites: Strongly recommended are courses in mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, stratigraphy, and field methods. Basic field techniques such as the use of the geologic compass, the measurement of stratigraphic sections, finding of locations on field maps, the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, the interpretation of aerial photographs, and the art of note-taking will be taught. Students should know how to construct a topographic profile and a simple geologic cross section. Students must be in good physical condition because field work requires extensive hiking.
Availability: Places in the UL Lafayette Field Camp program are also available to non-UL Lafayette students. We encourage all applications. Admission into GEOL 400 is granted by the Field Camp Director based largely upon the applicant's academic record up to and including current enrollment and the date of application. Reference letters and letters of interest are not required but will be considered.
Cost: The cost for students will be approximately $1,600.00 for UL Lafayette students and students from other Louisiana and out-of-state institutions. This includes all UL Lafayette university fees, tuition, course-related transportation from Lafayette to the field areas and back to Lafayette, camping and motel cost, and room and board for one week at Northwest College. Expenses for food or personal equipment (camping and hiking gear) are not included.
|Pictures from previous field camps|
|Dates and approximate schedule for the Winter portion (available soon)
Dates and approximate schedule for the Summer portion (available soon)
|You want to go? Print the application form and send it in!|
|Application Form for Winter Field Camp
Application Form for Summer Field Camp
If you have questions, please contact Field Camp Director Timothy Duex at (337) 482-6222 or e-mail him at TDuex@louisiana.edu, or Carl Richter at (337) 482-5353, CRichter@louisiana.edu
Mapping area in Utah
Document last revised Friday, July 18, 2008 3:50 PM
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