Spring break field course to eastern California

I will be offering a 2-credit field course examining the regional geology of eastern California for the spring break through Northern Virginia Community College. Locations visited will include the Sierra Nevada front, the Owens Valley, the White/Inyo Range, Death Valley, and the Panamint Range.  A more detailed list of destinations and topics is on the course webpage, http://www.nvcc.edu/home/cbentley/california/.

Advance registration for the spring semester, 2012, begins on November 8 (or November 14, depending on whether you’re a continuing student or not).

I need to sort out who wants to take the class by mid-December, and those interested students must pay the $950 course fee by the winter break. This is so I can reserve lodging and plane tickets several months out – if we wait longer than that, it means prices will increase.

The course does not appear in the printed (paper) Spring Schedule of Classes, but it is online. You need to express to me your intention to enroll, then pay the course fee, and then I will have the division’s administrative assistant enroll you in the course (whenever you want, any time between when registration opens on Nov. 8 and ending during the first week of classes, Jan. 9). After she enrolls you, you will have to log into your NOVA account within 24 hours to pay your tuition (2 credits).

But that official registration is less important than unofficially letting me know ASAP whether you want to go or not, and then making plans to get the $950 course fee to me before winter break.

Let me know if these procedures are unclear – and let me know if you intend to join us in eastern California for a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime geology trip.

Callan Bentley
Assistant Professor of Geology
Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
Office: CS # 248-A
Phone: 703.323.3276
Fax: 703.323.4250


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