PTYS 590 Planetary Geology Field Studies

The acquisition of first-hand experience with geologic processes and features, focusing on how those features/processes relate to the surfaces of other planets and how accurately those features/processes can be deduced from remote sensing data. This is a three- to five-day field trip to an area of geologic interest where each student gives a short presentation to the group. This trip typically involves camping and occasional moderate hiking; students need to supply their own camping materials. Students may enroll in the course up to 10 times for credit. Trip is led by a Planetary Sciences faculty member once per semester. Altnerative grading (SPF).

Course Level
PTYS Graduate Elective
Course Level Other
PTYS Graduate Elective
Course Credits
Course Type
Semester Section Number Instructor(s) Day/Time Location Resources
Fall 2023 1 Christopher Hamilton Friday 3:00-5:00p.m. Kuiper 312 Syllabus
Spring 2024 1 Jack Holt Friday 9:00-11:00a.m. Kuiper 330 D2L
Fall 2024 001 Jack Holt Friday 3:00-5:00p.m. Kuiper 312 D2L
Spring 2025 001 Shane Byrne Friday 3:00-5:00p.m. Kuiper 330 D2L