Fieldwork is an important part of Geology as it provides many of the data on which our knowledge of the Earth and its evolution along with that of life through time. It can be considered as the glue that binds together all of the different subdisciplines within the study of our planet. It forms a substantial portion of the sophister course but is introduced during the freshman years. The courses deal both with how to extract information from the rock record and also with how that information can be used in a variety of academic and applied ways. Some snapshots of recent field courses are shown on the links below.