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Geography and Geology of the Southwest

A cowboy rides his horse in front of a large rock formation at sunset.

Study and observe some of the most famous and spectacular sites in the history of American Earth Science. 



2020 Summer Semester 

Class:   Meets regularly during the summer 2020 semester.

Required:   Field trip through the Southwest:  TBD


What You Will Learn

The American Southwest is one of the most culturally distinctive and physically spectacular regions of the world. Students will study and observe many of the most significant features of this region. This program explores how people have related to this land and examines current issues and future trends in natural resources and cultural processes in the region.

Course Options

Course and CRN Course Title CRN
GEO 3425 Geomorphology TBD
GEO 4306 Geography of the Southwest TBD
GEO 4310 Regional Field Studies TBD
GEO 5308 Regional Field Studies TBD
GEO 5316  Applied Physical Geography TBD
GEO 7308  Advanced Regional Field Studies TBD
GEOL 4320 Topics in Field Geology TBD

IMPORTANT:  Be sure to check that you have met the required prerequisites (if applicable) before registration.

Tuition and Program Fee

3 Hours (1 Course) Undergraduate


4 Hours (x Courses) Undergraduate


6 Hours (2 Courses) Undergraduate


3 Hours (1 Course) Graduate


Program fee, which includes lodging, transportation (from San Marcos to study locations and back), educational materials, and admission/entry fees: TBD

Course tuition and program fee will be billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.

Applying to the Courses/Program

Important:  To ensure your place in this course/program you must complete the program application and then receive approval from Dr. Kimberly Meitzen.

Applications are not yet open for this program.

Registering for Courses

After applying for and being accepted into the program, you must also register for your course though the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular University registration period.

For more information about the content of the course/program, please contact Dr. Kimberly Meitzen.

For questions about appying/registering, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.