Summer Field Course: Northern New Mexico

GEO 495

Taos, New Mexico

May 20-June 25, 2019

Department of Geological Sciences

University of Alabama

Essentials of Field Geology: Outcrop description; Introduction to geologic mapping; Interpretation of Sedimentary, Metamorphic, & Igneous rocks; and Structural Analysis.

Mapping exercises incorporate global positioning system (GPS) for locations and digital mapping skills with geographic information system (GIS) software.

Course information: GEO 495, six semester credits. Prerequisites: Igneous and metamorphic petrology; structural geology; and stratigraphy, sedimentology, or sedimentary petrology.

Fees: Approximately $4,300 (Alabama resident) or $8,300 (nonresident). Includes all transportation, round trip from Tuscaloosa AL to Taos NM, accommodations and food in Taos, and tuition. This amount does not include medical insurance (required) and food when away from Taos (15 days), field gear, and personal items. A $250 nonrefundable deposit (checks to University of Alabama) must be paid to University of Alabama Student Receivables, Department of Geological Sciences by March 15 – Receipt must be given to Karen Linville in DGS. Remaining course fees and tuition must be paid to Student Receivables in May.

Lodging: About 20 days will be spent at the Austing Haus — 9,000’ elevation in the spectacular Taos Ski Valley [see]. About 15 days will be spent camping.

Application: GEO495Application19

Contact information:

Karen Linville

Dept. of Geol. Sciences

Box 870338, 2003 Bevill

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


Dr. Kim Genareau

Field Course Director

205 348 1184

University of Alabama

Student Receivables

105 Student Services Building

Box 870120

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

205 348 5350