Geology (GEOL) 495

Geology Projects (Revision 1)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study with home lab component.

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Science

Prerequisite: Permission of the professor and at least 12 credits (at least three of the credits at the senior level) in the topic area. Students must complete GEOL 495 before registering in GEOL 496.

Before registering, students must submit an acceptable project proposal to the course coordinator, Dr. Ken Munyikwa

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Centre: Centre for Science

GEOL 495/496 are not available for challenge.

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Overview

GEOL 495 and GEOL 496 are based on contracted study arrangements between the student and an approved supervisor. Students improve their skills to choose and define problems, obtain information from libraries or experiments, organize facts and ideas, and report ideas and conclusions in written form.

These courses are for students who wish to carry out science-related projects in geology, or to obtain formal recognition of science-related skills and training they have received on the job. A student may do one three-credit project (GEOL 495) or two, three-credit projects (GEOL 495 and GEOL 496). Before registering, the student must submit an acceptable project proposal.

Evaluation

To receive credit for GEOL 495 and GEOL 496, you must complete written reports and other prepared materials based on guidelines derived from the learning contract. Credit will be granted only after you have successfully completed a telephone quiz based on the results of your study.

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

The course materials include a course description and student manual.

Special Course Features

This course may involve library, field, or lab work as agreed to by the student and supervisor. Students are expected to obtain and pay for all materials used in the projects. Project supervisors may be paid an honorarium by the University for their services. Students are requested to contact the course coordinator to obtain a project proposal form.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 1.

Updated May 12 2016 by Student & Academic Services