Field-Intensive Courses

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Many Geography and Geology courses offered during the fall and spring academic semesters include field components through labs or short field excursions. The following courses include a substantial number of integrated field experiences that reinforce material covered in the classroom.

1040 Planet Earth
Students frequently work outside during weekly labs and participate in an all-day field trip to Devil's Lake State Park to make observations related to questions used to develop a scientific poster presentation.

1140 Global Landforms
Several labs will have you outside observing landforms and the processes that create them.

1140 Physical Geology
Students enrolled in Physical Geology will take multiple field trips to landscapes that illustrate some of the more spectacular geologic features of the region, including the Baraboo Hills and, when possible, Parfrey's Glen.

3230 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
The primary emphasis of this course is to familiarize students with GIS software. This experience will be informed by numerous field-based laboratories and activities to reinforce the source of geospatial data.

3340 Biogeography
Students work outside extensively for project-based laboratories that examine the patterns and processes of the physical environment. The course is capped by a 3-day tour the many different environments found across the state of Wisconsin.

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