(and Answers) about GEOL 3750 and H3750....
should I take the course?"
the best reason for taking the course is that you will have 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
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.
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 during the semester.
QUESTION: "How will my grade for the course be determined?"
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 Andros
QUESTION: "How much
does it cost?"
The program fee is $1,670, which
meals (except one) and lodging for 7 days and 7 nights on Andros Island in
the Bahamas, round-trip air transportation
from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas, local van and boat transportation in
the Bahamas, and one night shared lodging in Ft. Lauderdale. Clemson
students enrolled full-time during spring semester do not pay any
additional tuition for the course.
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. See http://terradotta.app.clemson.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10018.
QUESTION: "How do I
apply and register?"
and registration is a simple, two-step process. See http://www.clemson.edu/ces/geo375/geo375reg.htm
QUESTION: "Is there a deadline for applying and registering?"
You should apply and register as soon as possible because enrollment is
limited. Application deadline is November 15, but applications will
continue to be considered as space remains available. If you want to sign
up for GEOL 3750 or GEOL H3750, but the registration system indicates that
the class is full, contact the instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to find out if more spaces are available, or if there is a waiting list.
QUESTION: "I want
to take the course, but missed the deadline. What can I do?"
ANSWER: Check with the instructor (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 656-5015.