Experience the geological and cultural collision between Africa and Europe - faults, folds, basins, mountains; the heritage of Romans, Vizigoths, Arabs, and the Catholic kings.
Dates: May 17-28, 2014 in southern Spain
Accommodations: $ TBA
Meals and Miscellaeous: $ TBA
The Maymester course on the Geological History of Southern Spain will provide undergraduates with an integrative geological field experience, allowing them to apply their knowledge to a research problem involving most aspects of the Earth Sciences. It will help them place the various courses they have taken in context with each other, and to think in an interdisciplinary and creative fashion. The course will also allow students to experience some aspects of the culture, architecture, and language of a European country shaped by contrasting civilizations over three millennia.
Ten days to four weeks of field study in an area of geological complexity, with preparatory instruction.
There will be three parts to the course:
All instruction will be carried out by Professor John Platt, of the Department of Earth Sciences at USC.
For more information, please contact Professor Platt at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 213-821-1194