(and Answers) about GEOL 3750 and H3750....
should I take the course?"
the best reason for taking the course is that it provides a unique
opportunity to learn by directly observing in the field. Most students find
this type of experience to be a very effective and enjoyable way to learn
and an excellent alternative to a traditional lecture course. It's fun to
experience the history, culture, and natural beauty of a different country.
Many students also enjoy being outdoors and the chance to study marine environments
such as beaches and reefs.
QUESTION: "Is the
course open to all majors?"
ANSWER: Yes, the
course is open to undergraduate students of all majors. Usually one-third
to one-half of the students are from majors other than geology. A wide
range of majors from across campus is typically represented.
QUESTION: "Can I
take the course even if I have never taken a geology course before?"
ANSWER: Yes, it is
possible to take GEOL 3750 or GEOL H3750 even if you have never taken a
geology course before. Although GEOL 1010 or the instructor's permission is
a prerequisite, most introductory science courses will satisfy the
prerequisite. Contact the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
QUESTION: "Which course
requirements does GEOL 3750 fulfill for geology majors?"
ANSWER: GEOL 3750
counts as the "Field Experience" required for B.S. Majors in the
Environmental Science concentration. It counts as a "Geology
Requirement" for B.S. Geology majors (including those in the
Hydrogeology concentration), and B.A. Geology majors.
QUESTION: "Can the course be taken for Honors credit?"
ANSWER: Yes. An Honors
section is offered. Register for GEOL H3750.
GEOL 3750 count as a General Education lab science course?"
ANSWER: GEOL 3750 does
not count toward fulfilling the General Education lab science requirement.
GEOL 3750 provides students with a unique opportunity to learn by direct
experience in the field. It is not a lab course. There are other courses,
such as GEOL 1010/1030 available for meeting the lab science requirement.
the course open to students from other universities?"
ANSWER: Yes. The
university simplifies the application process for students wishing to take
courses at Clemson for transferring the credits to another college or
university. Call the Registrar's Office at 864-656-2171 for an application
form and complete information. Also, if you are from another college or
university, please inform the course instructor (email@example.com)
that you are interested in taking the course.
there be some lectures before we go so that we'll know what to expect and
what we'll be looking at?"
ANSWER: Yes, there
will be several lectures and coordination meetings before we go. This will
provide you with the background needed to understand the field observations
and give you a chance to get acquainted with the other students in the
course. Of course, there will also be explanations while we are in the
QUESTION: "What is
the scheduled time for the lectures?"
ANSWER: A suitable
time for students to meet will be scheduled near the beginning of Spring
semester. Plan to meet about once per week until we leave for the
Bahamas. We will probably meet once or twice after our return.
QUESTION: "How will my grade for the course be
ANSWER: It will be
determined by two quizzes, participation, and a brief report and exercises
while we are in the field. The first quiz will cover material from the
introductory lectures and will be given before we leave for the Bahamas.
The exercises will involve making observations while we in the field and
will usually be done by groups of two or three students working together.
The second quiz will be given shortly after our return from the
Bahamas. There will not be a final exam. You will be asked to
complete a course evaluation.
never taken this type of course or been on a field trip like this before.
How do I know what to expect?"
ANSWER: Most students
find this type of learning experience to be special and memorable in a very
positive way. If you have never taken a field course like this before, you
may want to ask one of the students who took the course in a previous year.
Also, you may want to see some photographs (click here)
from our previous field trips to the Bahamas.
will we stay in the Bahamas?"
ANSWER: We will stay
at Forfar Field
Station or nearby accommodations on Andros Island. Forfar is operated
by International Field Studies,
which is a non-profit, educational organization. International Field
Studies also provides van and boat transportation and local guides on
QUESTION: "How much
does it cost?"
The program fee, which will be
announced soon, includes all meals (except one) and lodging for 7 days and 7
nights on Andros Island, round-trip air transportation
from Ft. Lauderdale to Andros Island in the Bahamas, local van and boat transportation
in the Bahamas, and one night shared lodging in Ft. Lauderdale. The Study
Abroad Office adds a small additional fee for administration of the
program. Clemson students enrolled full-time during spring semester pay
only the fees described above and do not pay any additional tuition for the
and how do I pay the fees?"
ANSWER: Fees are
billed and payable to Clemson University.
financial aid available?"
ANSWER: Financial aid to help cover the course
fees may be available depending on your individual situation. For
additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office, G01 Sikes
QUESTION: "How do I
registration procedure for GEOL 3750 and GEOL H3750 (Honors) is the same as
for other courses at Clemson. In addition, you must submit an application
and deposit to the Study Abroad office in E307 Martin. See http://www.clemson.edu/ces/geo375/geo375reg.htm
QUESTION: "Is there a deadline for registering?"
You should register for the course as soon as possible because enrollment
is limited. If you want to sign up for GEOL 3750 or GEOL H3750, but the
registration system indicates that the class is full, contact the
to find out if more spaces are available, or if there is a waiting list.
The deadline for applying to the Study Abroad Office will be announced
QUESTION: "I want
to take the course, but missed the deadline. What can I do?"
ANSWER: Check with the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out if
space is still available.
QUESTION: "If I miss
the course in 2015, when will it be taught again?"
ANSWER: The next time that we plan to teach the
course is Spring Semester or Summer Session, 2017.
you have any unanswered questions, please email Dr. Jim Castle at email@example.com or call 656-5015.