Nov 30, 2023
GEOL 5650 - Geologic Methods
Students apply a diverse suite of geologic methods incorporating both laboratory and field methods to collect and analyze data, develop and test explicit hypotheses, develop interpretations, and produce professional-quality reports.
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to relate relevant field geology experience with prior academic knowledge to justify and facilitate the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of geological data using fundamental and advanced techniques.
- Students will be able to appraise and justify connections across geologic disciplines, data types, and perspectives so that they can evaluate and defend appropriate data using the scientific method relevant to basic or applied geological problems.
- Students will be able to devise and develop skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in one field location to a new location.
- Students will be able to complete a geologic analysis designing and using verbal and visual representations of data and interpretations in ways that enhance meaning.
- Students will be able to demonstrate a mature sense of self as a professional and ethical geologist and build on prior experience to respond to new and challenging contexts in individual and group projects.
- Students will be able to critically formulate, explain, and argue a geologic issue or problem.
- Students will be able to discover and use information from sources including novel field observations and published data with enough interpretation/evaluation to develop a comprehensive analysis or synthesis in written reports and oral presentations.
- Students will be able to systematically and methodically analyze and critique assumptions and carefully evaluate the relevance of contexts when presenting a geologic interpretation.
- Students will be able to formulate and state a specific hypothesis or geologic interpretation that is thoughtful, recognizes complexities, and acknowledges limitations.
- Students will be able to formulate, state and defend conclusions and related outcomes (consequences and implications) of geological investigations logically and in a priority order.
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