The study of the earth is becoming increasingly more sophisticated, with the application of the latest analytical, geophysical, and mathematical techniques. However, the fundamental object of study remains the earth in all its complexity. As part of a rigorous curriculum, the Department of Geological Science and Geological Engineering believes that direct exposure to rocks in the field is essential if students are to bridge the gap between lecture-hall theory and real-world practice.
The Fall field course in 2nd year is designed to familiarize students with basic geological field methods and prepare them for the Geological Field School held at the end of the second year, in folded metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks near Sutton, Quebec.
Third- and fourth-year courses include numerous field trips in the Kingston area, Quebec, and adjacent parts of the United States. In addition to the many day trips, several week long field schools are available to 3rd and 4th year students in the program, including 3rd year sedimentary geology field course to the US; a 4th year structures/sedimentary field course to Quebec; and a 4th year GeoEng field course to Timmins, Sudbury. In addition a one-week carbonates field trip travels to Bermuda each year.
The department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering offers Field Trips for the following courses:
|Overnight Trips||Day Trips|
|GEOL/E 300||GEOL/E 221|
|GEOL/E 301||GEOE 281|
|GEOL/E 401||GEOL/E 321|
|GEOE 410||GEOL/E 337 and 368|
|Bermuda Field Seminar for select students who complete GEOL/E 368|
GEOL/E 300/301 FIELD SCHOOL SUTTON, QUEBEC
FALL FIELD TRIP
BERMUDA FIELD SEMINAR