In this class, G&G students apply all their class- and lab-learning to the real, hot, windy, rainy, sweaty world. There are Oʻahu projects on Saturdays + an 11-day trip to the Mojave Desert.
G&G undergraduate courses have to consider how they address a number of SLOs, which the G&G Department has decided are key attributes and/or abilities of any G&G student:
1. Students can explain the relevance of geology and geophysics to human needs, including those appropriate to Hawaii, and be able to discuss issues related to geology and its impact on society and planet Earth.
2. Students can apply technical knowledge of relevant computer applications, laboratory methods, and field methods to solve real-world problems in geology and geophysics.
3. Students use the scientific method to define, critically analyze, and solve a problem in earth science.
4. Students can reconstruct, clearly and ethically, geological knowledge in both oral presentations and written reports.
5. Students can evaluate, interpret, and summarize the basic principles of geology and geophysics, including the fundamental tenets of the sub-disciplines, and their context in relationship to other core sciences, to explain complex phenomena in geology and geophysics.