NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
- FARGO, N D
Updated: Jan 21, 2013
2013 HAWAII "VOLCANO SAPIENS"
Green Sand Beach (Photo by B. Saini-Eidukat)
Field Text Chapter:
For the project, each participant volunteered for (or was assigned) a topic related to a stop for the field trip, itself, or a general topic related to the trip. The participant thoroughly researched the topic, and prepared a contribution as a chapter to the field text. In addition, each participant presented his/her topic in the field. Research topics were a priori approved by the instructor.
A 6 to 8 page contribution to the guidebook was prepared by each participant. The chapter included an adequate, professional, and even rigorous overview of the chosen topic. It should be supported by graphics, by citations in the text to reference sources, and a well-presented list of reference sources. References should give author name(s), date, title, journal or book title, and volume/page numbers. Participants should submit chapters electronically in .doc or .docx format. The instructors will collate chapter contributions and present a bound copy to each participant.
Each participant gave a 15 to 20-minute oral presentation on her/his topic at the appropriate field site. The presentation may be supported by graphics within the chapter. The presentation should be well-rehearsed and professional. Time will be allowed at the end of each presentation for questions.
Your grade will be based on the following considerations:
For undergraduates (Geol 496), the primary criterion will be attendance (60%) - this includes evaluation of the field notebook to be turned in after the trip. 35% of the grade will be based on the pre-trip research chapter and field presentation. The final 5% of the grade will be based on the student's cooperation with the instructors and fellow course participants, and his/her willingness to learn course content presented by fellow participants.
Those students registering for graduate credit (Geol 695) will be assessed as follows: attendance (60%) including evaluation of the field notebook to be turned in after the trip, the pre-trip research chapter and field presentation (20%), and a post-trip summary, not to exceed 10 typed pages, summarizing total course content learned by the student (15%). The final 5% of the grade will be based on the student's cooperation with the instructors and fellow course participants, and his/her willingness to learn course content presented by fellow participants.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF PRE-COURSE CHAPTERS:
4:30 p.m. FRIDAY, Mar 1, 2013.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF POST-COURSE SUMMARY PAPERS: (graduate students only): 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2013.
Students who need special accommodations for learning or who have special needs are invited to share these concerns or requests with the instructor as soon as possible.
All work in this course must be completed in a manner consistent with NDSU University University Senate Policy, Section 335: Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct (www.ndsu.nodak.edu/policy/335.htm).
For help in selecting a topic, see or e-mail the instructor: Bernhardt Saini-Eidukat.
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