GEOL 210: Introduction to Field Methods

August 25-September 8, 2017 in the field, September 11-13, 2017 on campus

Bishop, CA and Ellensburg, WA

Instructors: Breanyn MacInnes and Zach Lifton

At the end of each summer, we offer this two-week field course in beautiful Owens Valley, California, based out of the White Mountain Research Station. Basic mapping skills are taught as students, teaching assistants, and instructors hike together through the foothills of eastern California's majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains.

GEOL 210 is a required course for all geology majors. The class is designed for students just entering our program. GEOL 101 is the only pre-requisite, but GEOL 200 is recommended.

Informational meeting: Monday, May 1, 2016, 4:00 pm, Science II Room 207

Find out more about the course and how to register. If you can't make the meeting, please send an email to Bre MacInnes (

Course documents

The following documents are all in PDF format.

Additional information

Photos from the 2011 Class
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