General Information:Concord University offers a traditional geology field camp during the summer of odd-numbered years. The course is offered for 6 semester hours and includes approximately 5 weeks of field work from late May to approximately June 30. The course is centered on learning skills used to interpret geology in the field and focuses on geologic mapping. Projects include mapping and interpretation of: (1) Faulted Precambrian and Paleozoic rocks at the margin of the Laramide White River uplift in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, (2) Faulted Precambrian and Mesozoic rocks along the flanks of the Uncompahgre uplift near Grand Junction and Crested Butte, Colorado, (3) Precambrian high-grade metamorphic rocks and fault rocks in the Sawatch Range near Leadville, Colorado, (4) Eocene volcanic rocks near Buena Vista, Colorado, and (5) Mesozoic strata on the Colorado Plateau at Arches National Park, Utah. Regional field trips to several national parks and monuments are scheduled between field exercises to examine the geological evolution of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau. Prerequisites: 12 hours in geology, including one year of introductory geology (Geol 101 and Geol 202) and an additional upper-level lab course in geology (Geol 370 - Earth Materials and Minerals). Completion of a course in structural geology is recommended. Enrollment by students outside of Concord University is available on a first-come, first-served basis subject to space limitations. For additional information, contact: Dr. J.L. Allen
COST: The total cost for the trip will be $1300 (tentative travel fee) plus tuition for Concord students. The travel fee will include lodging, ~75% of meals, and transportation. The cost for non-Concord students will be approximately $2100 plus tuition and institutional fees (~$1242/$2760 in-state/out-of-state in 2013).
Some externally funded scholarships are available for qualified students. Additional federal financial aid for the trip may be available during the Fall semester if you qualify. Ask the instructor or the financial aid office for more details.
This page updated 8/28, 2013