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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

GEO 485 - Geology Research and Writing Seminar

Students master research skills and written and oral communication of a research problem that they define and explore with a faculty mentor. Problems are based on original investigation or literature review. Students must secure a mentor and define a research question before enrolling in the course. Permit required. Seminar and discussion. (0-1-0) Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: GEO 214, GEO 220; geology, geology-chemistry, or earth science major or geology minor; and junior standing in the major; or permission of instructor.

Credits: 1

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