EPSC 240 Geology in the Field (3 credits)

Offered by: Earth & Planetary Sciences (Faculty of Science)


Earth & Planetary Sciences : Lectures and field-based exercises, held locally on campus and in the Montreal area, introduce students to the reading and interpretation of a topographic map, the basic description of a stratigraphic section and the inference of its depositional environment, the nature of intrusive contacts, and the field measurement of some structural features and geophysical properties. Students plot geological information on a map, identify landforms in aerial views and learn the tectonic features diagnostic of plate margins. By the end of the course, the students relate a geological map to the geological history of Quebec.

Terms: Fall 2015

Instructors: Christen Danielle Rowe (Fall)

  • Corequisite(s): EPSC 233 or EPSC 201

  • Restriction(s): Open to first-year Major and Honours students in Earth and Planetary Sciences.

  • Students from other programs must obtain permission of the instructor.