GEOL G188 / CLLC L130 Sierra Nevada field class

Students!  Interested in an exciting new way to take an introductory
science course in a spectacular mountain setting? Through the support
of the Collins Living-Learning Center, the Dept. of Geological Sciences,
and the College of Arts&  Sciences, we will be again offering our
introductory-level “expeditions” science course, directed at both
science and non-science students, and taught in the mountains of the
eastern Sierra Nevada.  The course, entitled “Volcanoes of the Eastern
Sierra Nevada: Geology and Natural Heritage of the Long Valley Caldera,”
is open to all students on the IU campus.  The course will be taught by
Michael Hamburger, professor of Geological Sciences and John Rupp,
research scientist with the Indiana Geological Survey. The class offers
a hands-on, inquiry-oriented introduction to the geological and
ecological setting of one of the most beautiful and environmentally
diverse areas of the western U.S.

Students can register for the class either as GEOL G188 or Collins
Living-Learning Center (L130).  Both listings are eligible for
College CASE and N&M sciences credit.  The course will be taught in the
first summer session, and will include a prerequisite seminar-style class
during the second half of the spring semester (GEOL G190, CLLC L100),
followed by a 2-week field trip to the Sierras, May 18 – June 1.

If you are interested, take a look at our course web site:

where you’ll find course information, some great photos from last year’s
field course and on-line application information.

Questions?  Contact Michael Hamburger ( with any
questions about the class.