To understand processes in Earth and planetary sciences, student will observe geology in the field and visit foreign research institutes. Before the field trip, students will study geological background of the field and writing a guide book of the field excursion. The field trip will be performed in foreign country (e.g., North America, Hawaii, etc). The students will discuss with the researchers in the foreign University/Institutes.
It is important to observe geological phenomena in the field not only in Japan for understanding global scale geology. For this purpose, students will learn geology in their own eyes directly in the field. Students will acquire the method to reveal geological phenomena based on the observation in the field. Also, students will understand how earth scientists work through the discussions with foreign researchers and by communication with foreign students.
Earth and Planetary Science, Field Geology
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
To be announced
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Guidance of the field excursion||Plate tectonics and geology of Western US|
|Class 2||Writing a guide book of the field excursion 1||Plate tectonics：Plate separation|
|Class 3||Writing a guide book of the field excursion 2||Observation of planets and saterites|
|Class 4||Writing a guide book of the field excursion 3||Meteorite and Cosmochemistry|
|Class 5||Presentaion||Presentation by each group, Q&A|
|Class 6||Field Trip (The following is a tentative schedule in FY2019)||Field excursion|
|Class 7||San Andreas fault||Tectonics of San Andreas fault|
|Class 8||Dumont dunes~Snow ball Earth||Paleoclimatology|
|Class 9||Meteor Crator||Meteorite and Cosmochemistry|
|Class 10||Grand Canyon||Geology|
|Class 11||Lowel Observatory||Observation of planets and saterites|
Literature search will be performed by students.
To be announced depending on individual research theme
Student performance will be assessed by presentation before the field trip and by report after the trip.