2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Individual Study: Geology, Earth Science


Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 quarters

Abir Biswas geology, earth science, biogeochemistry
Fields of Study
environmental studies, field studies, geology and hydrology
Preparatory for studies or careers in
earth sciences and environmental studies.

In the fields of geology, geochemistry, earth science, hydrology, GIS, and biogeochemistry, Abir Biswas offers opportunities for students to create their own course of study, creative practice and research, including internships, community service and study abroad options. Prior to the beginning of the quarter, interested individual students or small groups of students must describe the work to be completed in an Individual Learning or Internship Contract. The faculty sponsor will support students wishing to do work that has 1) skills that the student wishes to learn, 2) a question to be answered, 3) a time-line with expected deadlines, and 4) proposed deliverables. Areas of study other than those listed will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Self-directed and disciplined students with intellectual curiosity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
September 7th, 2011 New contract opportunity.