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2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 452 - Geology of Nova Scotia - Field Trip

2 Credit(s)

Students will learn about the geology of Nova Scotia via a mandatory field trip (summer). Field trip involves strenuous hikes over irregular terrain in variable weather. Specific stops include the fossil forests of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs World Heritage Site, Triassic rift basin deposits (desert deposits, dinosaurs, and basalt flows), Mississippian lake deposits with some of the oldest terrestrial tetrapods, an upside down angular unconformity at Rainy Cove, and many others. Following the trip, students may complete a research project (GEOL 453 ) on one of the areas visited. Instructor permission required. As needed.

Prerequisite(s): GEOL 204 .

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