Field Studies in Geology - GOL 135 at Northern Virginia Community College


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GOL 135 - Field Studies in Geology
Investigates geologic phenomena. Includes activities such as observation of regional geology and landforms, collection of samples, and measurement and interpretation of geologic structures.
Field studies 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits

Schedule at Northern Virginia Community College

Summer 2019

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
10605 GOL 135-070A 1
      Sa
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
2019-06-01 Alexandria P
Additional info online
Weekend Course
Other Sessions
Geology of Great Falls Park, VA. One day field trip on Saturday 6/1/19 with additional on-line readings and assignment. Rain date: 6/2/19. Trip to study the modern and ancient forces that have acted to create Great Falls Park. Trip involves some easy to moderate hiking. Meet in front of the main Bisdorf entrance at 9:00 am. Return by 6:00 pm. For more information about meeting time/place and logistics visit http://www.nvcc.edu/home/vzabielski or when registered, log on to the Blackboard site for the class. For other questions call (703) 845-6341 or (703) 845-6507 or e-mail vzabielski@nvcc.edu.
10712 GOL 135-52YN 1
      Sa
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
2019-06-01 Annandale HY
Additional fee required
Hybrid Course
GOL 135-52YN: Miocene Geology of Calvert Cliffs, MD. One-day field trip Sat., 6/1/19 (8 AM-6 PM); Rain date Sun. 6/2/19. Trip considers Miocene seas spread across Chesapeake Bay region ca. 10-20 million years ago. We visit Calvert Marine Museum collections, and study ancient sediments, stratigraphy, and paleoenvironments preserved in world-famous Calvert Cliffs, MD - collecting fossils along the way. Additional $6 museum fee required. Specific Calvert County meeting place, time, and preparation will be sent via student VCCS email and Blackboard. Photos posted at: http://www.nvcc.edu/home/jbuecheler/Photos.html. For all questions contact Dr. Rasmussen: krasmussen@nvcc.edu
10713 GOL 135-55YN 1
      Sa
9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
2019-06-29 Annandale HY
GOL 135-55YN: Building Stones of the National Mall, Washington, DC. One-day walking tour Sat. 6/29/19 (9 AM-6:30 PM); Rain date Sun. 6/30/19. Trip considers over 20 DC Mall sites, examining the geologic history and architecture of the National Mall, and the rocks used to construct the federal buildings and monuments. Specific DC meeting place, time, and preparation will be sent via student VCCS email and Blackboard. Photos posted at: http://www.nvcc.edu/home/jbuecheler/Photos.html. For all questions contact Dr. Rasmussen: krasmussen@nvcc.edu
Hybrid Course
10714 GOL 135-56YN 1
      Sa
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
2019-06-22 Annandale HY
GOL 135-56YN: Triassic-Jurassic Rift Valley of Northern VA. One-day field trip Sat. 6/22/19 (9 AM-7PM); Rain date Sun. 6/23/19. Trip considers the geologic history of the famous Mesozoic rift basin, specifically across the Manassas, Leesburg, and Haymarket areas. Field stops will consider quarry and roadside outcroppings of all rock types, dinosaur tracks, rift-basin stratigraphy and tectonic structures. Specific Manassas meeting place, time, and preparation will be sent via student VCCS email and Blackboard. Photos posted at: http://www.nvcc.edu/home/jbuecheler/Photos.html. For all questions contact Dr. Rasmussen: krasmussen@nvcc.edu
Hybrid Course
11017 GOL 135-57YN 1
      Sa
9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
2019-08-03 Annandale HY
GOL 135-57YN: Building Stones of the National Mall, Washington, DC. One-day walking tour Sat. 8/3/19 (9 AM-6:30 PM); Rain date Sun. 8/4/19. Trip considers over 20 DC Mall sites, examining the geologic history and architecture of the National Mall, and the rocks used to construct the federal buildings and monuments. Specific DC meeting place, time, and preparation will be sent via student VCCS email and Blackboard. Photos posted at: http://www.nvcc.edu/home/jbuecheler/Photos.html. For all questions contact Dr. Rasmussen: krasmussen@nvcc.edu
Hybrid Course

Fall 2019

Class # Section Credits Day Time Start Location Mode
26837 GOL 135-001A 1
       
0:00 a.m.-0:00 a.m.
2019-08-19 Alexandria P
Additional info online
Weekend Course
Other Sessions
The Geology of Washington, D.C. and Monument Stone. One-day field trip: 9/23/18 Rain date: 9/30/18. This walking tour will focus on the geology of our capital and its effect on city design, building stone choice and structure. Also covered will be the origin of the diverse rock types used in building, monument and memorial construction. For more information about meeting time/place and logistics please call (703) 845-6341 or (703) 845-6507 or e-mail edoyle@nvcc.edu, or when registered, log on to the Blackboard site for the class. A portion of this class will be held on-line through the Blackboard site.
29622 GOL 135-002A 1
       
0:00 a.m.-0:00 a.m.
2019-11-09 Alexandria HY
Hybrid Course
Weekend Course
Other Sessions
Geology of Holmes Run Gorge, VA. One-day field trip on Sat., Nov. 9; with a rain/snow date of Nov. 16. Holmes Run Gorge is a picturesque, canyon-like area less than two miles from NOVA Alexandria. Our instructional day will consist of a 4 hour class at the college, followed by a 4 hour geologic tour of the gorge. After the face-to-face activities, you will have ten days to complete a set of related online assignments. There are no prerequisites to this course. Please address worries or logistical questions to jmarx@nvcc.edu. Full details will be available on Canvas to registered students.
27526 GOL 135-02YN 1
      Sa
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
2019-09-21 Annandale HY
Off-Campus Location
Hybrid Course
GOL 135-02YN: Miocene Geology of Calvert Cliffs, MD. One-day field trip Sat., Sept. 21 (9 AM-6 PM); Rain date Sun., Sept. 22. Trip considers Miocene seas spread across Chesapeake Bay region ca. 10-20 million years ago. We visit Calvert Marine Museum collections, and study ancient sediments, stratigraphy, and marine environments preserved in the world-famous Calvert Cliffs - collecting fossils along the way. Additional $6 museum fee required. Specific Calvert County meeting place, time, and preparation will be sent via student VCCS email and Blackboard. Photos posted at: http://www.nvcc.edu/home/jbuecheler/Photos.html. For all questions contact Dr. Rasmussen: krasmussen@nvcc.edu
27527 GOL 135-05YN 1
      Sa
9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
2019-10-12 Annandale HY
Off-Campus Location
Hybrid Course
GOL 135-05YN: Building Stones of the National Mall, Washington, DC. One-day walking tour Sat. Oct. 12 (9 AM-6:30 PM); Rain date Sun. Oct. 13. Trip considers over 20 DC National Mall sites, examining the geologic history and architecture of the National Mall, and the rocks used to construct the federal buildings and monuments there. Specific DC meeting place, time, and preparation will be sent via student VCCS email and Blackboard. Photos posted at: http://www.nvcc.edu/home/jbuecheler/Photos.html. For all questions contact Dr. Rasmussen: krasmussen@nvcc.edu

Spring 2020

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