Summer 2022The course schedule for 2021-2022 is subject to change. Please refer to student centre for the most up to date information.
Occuring: Summer 2022
Intructor: Sheri Molnar
Offered: May 2022
This practice-oriented short course provides a team-based and experiential-learning focus for the multi-hazard risk and resilience program. Students will receive the practical experience of working together within an interdisciplinary team, collecting primary observations (outdoors ‘in the field’) and assembling and integrating these observations (spatial datasets) for input to perform hazard and risk evaluations, thereby testing their modelled predictions. Delivery of the short course varies year to year - as a post-disaster reconnaissance mission (international or national field trip), a simulated post-disaster exercise on campus, or using case studies.
Course Outline: TBD
Intructor: Gordon "Oz" Osinski firstname.lastname@example.org BGS 1050
Dates: Field Course to Arizona, Utah & Nevada May 1-13 2022. Note: a 3-hour introductory lecture will be held in January 2022 (date to be decided upon in discussion with registered students) and one of the main assignments (see below) must be completed prior to the field school.
The principal objective of this course is to provide participants with an interdisciplinary field studies experience with an emphasis on comparative planetology through the study of terrestrial analogues. Students will learn the following skills: 1) the synthesis, understanding and presentation of "state of the art" knowledge on planetary surface processes; 2) an ability to draw together information from a wide variety of subject areas in planetary sciences to address issues relevant to the discipline; and 3) field training in the recognition and mapping of various different rock types and of the relationships between them. At the end of the course, students will be able to: 1) assimilate information and data from a wide range of planetary science disciplines (astronomy, geochemistry, geography, geology, geophysics, and physics); 2) understand how complex problems in planetary sciences are tackled by scientists and determine the present flaws in our understandings; 3) prepare field guides on relevant topics; and 4) generate simple interpretive geological maps of planetary bodies.
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