Geology and Natural History of Hawaii
Location: various parts of Hawaii
Course: GEOL 275
Students explore many unique and breathtaking geological, biological, oceanographic and cultural destinations on four of the Hawaiian Islands (Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawai'i). Through activities such as volcano tours, a lava watch, a whale watch, hikes in spectacular parks and preserves, snorkeling on coral reefs, and visits to Polynesian cultural sites, students compare and contrast the physical features and environments of each island, paying close attention to the geological impact on humans and human impact on the environment. This intellectually and physically demanding course is open to all students who complete the prerequisite or have instructor permission.
Prerequisite: GEOL 250
Instructors: Professor of Geology Eric Johnson, Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Sciences and Department Chair David Griffing
Curricular requirement: LAB
Length of program: 24 days