Geology & Environmental Science Field Course in Ireland: May 14 - June 22, 2013

Updated details coming soon!

Omey

 

Recess

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • Application Deadlines
    • November 1, 2011
    • Late applications will be considered through early 2012, until the course is filled.
  • Application materials must include:
    • application form for short-term summer admission
    • official transcript
    • recommendation from a geoscience faculty member
    • personal statement explaining why you want to attend the JMU Ireland field course, and indicating your choice of track for the final 2 weeks of the course

PROGRAM COSTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

  • Tuition for 6 credits
    • (~ $2000 for Virginia students and ~ $4800 for out-of-state students)
  • Supplemental fee of ~ $2100.
  • Fees include most food, lodging and transportation within Ireland;
  • Airfare to and from Ireland not included

 

SAMPLE PROJECTS AND INFORMATION

SCHEDULE

  • Weeks 1-4: 

    General field methods:
    • Traditional and Digital Mapping
    • Stratigraphy and Petrology
    • Regional Tectonic Syntheses
    • Glacial Geomorphology and Climate
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  • Weeks 5-6: Choose 1 of 2 Tracks 

    Track 1: Clastic and Carbonate Sedimentary Systems
    • Sequence Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis
    • Petroleum Geology Applications
    Track 2: Hydrology and Environmental Processes
    • Hydrology and Sediment Transport
    • Groundwater and Karst Interactions
  • Draft  2012 daily schedule (pdf)