Geology 306 (Glaciers and Climate Change) will be offered next in fall 2011.   The course is split into two parts:  Part I. Glacial Geology and Part II.  Paleoclimate History.  During the first part of the course, students learn about glacial processes and landforms and spend most the of weekly lab meetings in the field.  Part I of the course culminates in a 3-4 day field trip up the Lake Michigan shore, camping and doing fieldwork along the way.   Some photos from past field lab and trips are shown below.  In Part II of the course students learn how to analyze and interpret other proxy records of  past climate change, including ice cores, marine sediment cores, and other terrestrial geologic records.   In the second part of the course, the class typically reads a series of papers on past climate change.

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