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Colorado (Travel learning)-Regis College
Crested Butte, United States; Grand Junction, United States; Grand Mesa, United States; Lake City, United States; Mesa Verde, United States; Morrison, United States; San Luis Valley, United States (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Program Type: Travel Learning-RC Housing: other
Area of Study: Geology
Program Description:
Program Description:
Regis College Travel Learning Course
Geology of Colorado

Program and Scholarship Application Due: February 15, 2019!

Course Sections Available: GE 204E (3 credit lecture)/GE 205E (1 credit lab)

Colorado is an ideal location to study field geology. The state’s geological formations and landforms, eastern plains, rugged mountains, volcanic areas of the southwest, and western deserts provide a diversity of environments unsurpassed by any other region in the world. Colorado has more earth scientists per capita than anywhere on the planet, which mean that the geology, landforms, hydrology, and soils of the state have been thoroughly studied and explored, resulting in a wealth of high-quality, Colorado-specific resources for students of the earth sciences. Students in this course will use first-hand observation as the basis for analysis and discussion of the connections between the billion-year geologic history of Colorado and how humans have occupied the landscapes of the state.

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  • On-Campus Dates: July 25-July 27, 2019
  • Travel Dates: July 28 -August 7, 2019

Program Cost:
  • The program fee will depend on the number of participants. The current estimate is between $382-567 plus tuition ($460 per credit hour).
  • There is a $30 processing fee for all completed applications.

Itinerary (Important Note: ALL travel details are subject to change!)
  • July 25-27: Campus Introduction to the Science of Geology; Plate tectonics and earth history
  • July 28: Depart campus early in the morning-Devil's Head and Spanish Peaks
  • July 29: Apishapa Arch, Great Sand Dunes, and Lake City
  • July 30: Slumgullion Pass and Colorado National Monument
  • July 31: Colorado National Monument and Rabbit Valley Quarry
  • August 1: Grand Junction and Grand Mesa
  • August 2: Grand Mesa
  • August 3: Black Canyon of Gunnison and Kebler Pass
  • August 4: Elk Mountains and McClure Pass
  • August 5: Crested Butte
  • August 6: Maroon Bells Wilderness
  • August 7: Return to Campus






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