Field Courses 2019-2020

ES 2250Y: Introductory Field Mapping - Patricia Corcoran

Instructor: Patricia Corcoran pcorcor@uwo.ca BGS 0164
OfferedMay 1-11, 2020 

Eleven day field camp in the vicinity of Whitefish Falls, northern Lake Huron. Students will examine Precambrian metasedimentary and Early Paleozoic sedimentary rocks, make a geological map, measure a stratigraphic section and learn techniques of paleocurrent analysis.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2200A/B and registration in a module or program where Earth Sciences 2250Y is mandatory; or registration in an Earth Sciences Minor and a minimum mark of 60% in Earth Sciences 2200A/B.

Extra Information: 11 day field course, 0.5 course

Note: Students must register prior to the September "Add" deadline for full courses (see Undergraduate Sessional Dates). Partial cost of the field expenses must be borne by the student, and is payable to the Department prior to the September "Add" deadline. There is an associated cost with this course, see the Department of Earth Sciences website for more information. Fees are non-refundable in the event of a course drop, except in extenuating circumstances.

2018-2019 Fees: Students pay $430. Fees to be confirmed for 2019-2020.

 Course OutlineIntroductory Field Mapping Techniques

ES 3350Y: Advanced Field Mapping Techniques - Dazhi Jiang

Instructor: Dazhi Jiang djiang3@uwo.ca BGS 0176
OfferedField Camp Takes Place May 1-11, 2020. 

Eleven day field school in a deformed metamorphic terrain. Observation and documentation of geological features at outcrops. Three-dimensional thinking and reconstruction of structural geometry. Establishing overprinting relationships among structures. Mapping from mesoscopic to macroscopic scales. Kinematic interpretation and tectonic synthesis of geological data at different scales.

Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2201A/B and 2250Y.  
Corequisite(s): Any two of Earth Sciences 3313A/B, 3314A/B, 3315A/B, and registration in the Major, Specialization or Honors Specialization in Geology, or in the Honors Geology or Honors Environmental Geoscience Programs for Professional Registration.

Extra Information: 11 day field course in May, 0.5 course.    

NoteStudents must register prior to the September "Add" deadline for full year courses (see Undergraduate Sessional Dates). Partial cost of the field expenses must be borne by the students, and is payable to the Department prior to the September "Add" deadline. There is an associated cost with this course, see the Department of Earth Sciences website for more information. Fees are non-refundable in the event of a course drop, except in extenuating circumstances. Students will receive the maximum subsidy if the course is a requirement for their module. In the case that the course is not a requirement, partial subsidy may be provided depending on the module in which the student is currently enrolled (please contact the Departmental Undergraduate Chair).

2018-2019: Students pay $430. Fees for 2019-2020 to be confirmed. 

 Course Outline
Advanced Field Mapping Techniques

ES 4001Y: Planetary Science Field School - Gordon Osinski and Catherine Neish

Instructor: Gordon Osinski gosinski@uwo.ca BGS 1050 & Catherine Neish cneish@uwo.ca BGS 0175
Offered: May 2020

Field study of the geology and biology of various Moon/Mars analogue sites in North America. Lectures/seminars/practical exercises will emphasize similarities and differences between the terrestrial sites and other planetary bodies, and the subtle interactions between geology and biology at each site.

Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2200A/B, Earth Sciences 2250Y.

Extra Information: A ten-day field course typically held in early May, but may be offered at other times of the year depending on weather in international locations. Students expecting to graduate in the current year's spring convocation cannot take the course. Students must register prior to the September "Add" deadline for full courses (see Undergraduate Sessional Dates). Partial cost of the field expenses must be borne by the student, and is payable to the Department prior to the September "Add" deadline. The cost per student will vary depending on travel destination. Fees are non-refundable in the event of a course drop, except in extenuating circumstances.

 Course Outline: TBD

*Crosslisted with PlanetSci 9605L

ES 4450Y: Regional Field Geology - Guy Plint

Instructor: Guy Plint gplint@uwo.ca BGS 1072
Offered: Field school takes place Sept 1-10, 2019 in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Students must sign up by end of April and first deposit is due at the end of May. 

Field study of the geology of major structural provinces of North America. A ten day field trip at the beginning of September. 

Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 3350Y and registration in the Honors Specialization in Geology, or the Honors Geology or Honors Environmental Geoscience Programs for Professional Registration, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: A ten day field course in early September, 0.5 course

Note: Students must inform the Department of their intention to register in the course prior to May 1st and register prior to August 15th. Partial cost of the field course must be borne by the student, and is payable to the Department by May 1st. The cost per student is $345 in 2010, and will increase by $15 every year thereafter.

*The cost for this trip in 2018 was $650. Amount to be confirmed for 2019.

 Course Outline: Regional Field Geology

*Crosslisted with Geology 9601Y

ES 4451Z: Geophysical Field Techniques - Gerhard Pratt

Instructor: Gerhard Pratt gpratt2@uwo.ca BGS 1045
Offered: Field school will take place late August / Early Sept 2019

An off-campus Geophysical field school providing an introduction to geophysical techniques, including gravity, magnetic, seismic and electromagnetic methods. Classroom lectures, with accompanying outdoor sessions and field exercises. Offered in co-operation with other Universities, with participation from geophysical contractors. The course meets professional registration requirements for Field Techniques (Geophysics).

Antirequisite(s): The former Earth Sciences 4451Y.
Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2220A/B or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: A ten day field course in early September, 0.5 course.

NoteStudents must inform the Department of their intention to register in the course prior to May 1st, and register prior to August 15th. The field course is subsidized by the department. Students will pay $650 in 2014, payable by May 1st. The cost may increase by $25 every year thereafter.

 Course Outline: Geophysical Field Techniques

*Crosslisted with Geophysics 9609A

ES 4452Z: International Geoscience Field Experience - Patricia Corcoran

Instructor: Patricia Corcoran pcorcor@uwo.ca BGS 0164
Offered: Field school will take place in October 2019 - Destination: South Africa
A research-level field course to globally significant international or Canadian geological type localities. Students will gain practical field experience through the collection, analysis, and presentation of primary geological and geophysical field data. Lectures/ seminars/ practical exercises will emphasize the interaction between the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the Earth system.

Prerequisite(s): Earth Sciences 2250Y and registration in year 4 of a Specialization, Honors Specialization or Professional Program offered by the Department of Earth Sciences with a minimum cumulative average of 70%.
Extra Information: A 10 to 14 day field course typically held in April/May although it may be offered at other times of the year given the weather in international locations. Note: Students must register prior to the September "Add" deadline for full year courses (see Undergraduate Sessional Dates). Registration in the course is conditional and competitive as course costs are largely covered by external funds raised by the department just prior to departure. A committee will adjudicate students on the basis of grades in program courses, a vision statement submitted as part of the application process, and demonstrated interest in field studies. Course may not be used towards minimum graduation requirements. Students who are not successful will have the course dropped from their record; normal drop dates do not apply to this course. Students are expected to contribute toward the cost of accommodation, food, and miscellaneous expenses.

 Course Outline: TBD

*Crosslisted with Geology 9600Y