Summer Field Camp Course Information
Due to the current pandemic situation, we plan to offer remote Field Camp in Summer 2021 and return to our normal in-person study away Field Camp in Summer 2022
We will be substituting the field camp course with two 3-credit hour remote online courses conducted during the same Summer 1 term to fulfill your requirement. These will be: 1) Geology of the Western U.S., and 2) Field Methods and Techniques. Even though we will not necessarily have the field experience, these two courses are designed with learning outcomes compatible to your capstone experience, such as making observations, keeping track of these via notetaking, hypothesis generation and testing, synthesizing observations, making interpretations, and generating reasonable products to convey these interpretations (maps, cross sections, stratigraphic columns, professional presentations, etc.).
The format of the courses will be a combination of online projects, virtual field trips, lectures, readings, web site activities, and some student presentations; and will be conducted both asynchronously (assignments, lectures, projects, etc. open all week) and live remote (scheduled times for discussions, help, etc.). The cost for both courses will be the standard tuition for six credit hours and two textbooks.
Dr. David B. Hacker
Director, Geology Summer Field Camp
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242
Dr. Hacker's Voicemail: (330) 672-7883
Department of Geology Secretary: (330) 672-2680
INFORMATION PACKET FOR STUDENTS
KSU Geology majors may apply for KSU Field Camp Scholarships.
Black Hills, South Dakota and adjacent parts of Wyoming
Annually in June and July, during Kent State's Summer Session I.
Summer 2020: June 4- July 6
COURSE AND CREDITS
Geology 41092 (undergraduate) and 51092 (graduate) carry six semester hours of credit. This course is required for all B.S. candidates in the Department of Geology and for entering graduates students who have not completed a Field Camp requirement as part of their undergraduate study.
Earth Materials I, Earth Materials II, and Structural Geology
SUGGESTED BACKGROUND COURSES
Students would also benefit from classes in Paleontology, and Geomorphology, although these are not required.
Accommodations are in a dormitory at the Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota. Meals are provided through the college Monday through Saturday lunch and these board expenses are covered in the general charge listed below. Other meals are the responsibility of the students. Students also provide their own bedding and towels. During the traveling portion of the session, students are responsible for their own food costs.
See the "Information Packet for Students" above.
The staff consists of senior faculty and experienced instructors at a staff-to-student ratio of about 1 to 10.
ESTIMATED FEES AND COSTS
(Exclusive of personal expenses, food and lodging while traveling, and subject to change)
|Student Category||Tuition||Room, Board, Maintenance, Camping Fees, Round Trip Transportation (Kent to Black Hills)|
|Undergraduate Ohio Resident||$2,736.00||$2,040.00|
FINANCIAL AID FOR KSU GEOLOGY STUDENTS
Many KSU undergraduate Geology students who attend field camp receive financial aid through merit or need based scholarships. Funds for these awards are raised by generous alumni donations and through fund raising activities of the KSU Geology Student Organizations. These awards must be used at the KSU field camp and you must be a currently enrolled and declared major in Geology at KSU to be eligible.
Please contact the Department Office for more information regarding eligibility and the application process for Summer Field Camp Financial Aid.
APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION
Send the KSU Summer Field Camp Application and a non-refundable fee of $100.00 (which is applied toward the total room, board, and maintenance fee) to Director, Geology Summer Field Camp, Kent State University, Kent OH 44242 by February 28, to ensure enrollment. Please make checks or money orders payable to Director, Geology Summer Field Camp. Pre-registration may be done by phone until mid-May. For guest student application (for Undergraduate credit) (for Graduate credit) and exact registration information, contact the Admissions and One Stop for Student Services.
I missed the deadline to send in my fee. Can I still send it in and attend Field Camp?
Please call the department office to see if it's too late to reserve a spot in our facilities. We have to reserve space well in advance of our trip, so the sooner you contact us, the more likely we'll be able to add a space.