EAS 4170 Field Mapping in Argentina
(OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS) (CU-ITL)
Summer. Next offered 2017-2018 (offered alternate years). 4 credits. Letter grades only.
Prerequisite: introductory geology course and EAS 4260, or permission of instructor. Offered in Argentina.
Field mapping course in Argentina that fulfills field requirement for majors with interests in geological sciences and provides a field geological experience for others. Course consists of lectures in Buenos Aires followed by field exercises in the Sierras Pampeanas, Precordillera, and Main Cordillera Ranges of the Argentine Andes in the provinces of San Juan and Mendoza. A variety of exercises use modern techniques in the field mapping of a broad range of variably deformed sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. The course further provides an introduction to the tectonics and magmatic processes of the central Andes with emphasis on comparable processes in the United States. Exercises are done in combination with students and faculty of the University of Buenos Aires.