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  • Locations: Rapid City, SD, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
Program Description:
Wheaton in the Black Hills
 
Students can complete General Education requirements in the Black Hills with courses over four or eight weeks of study. The mountain geology of the Black Hills give students an extraordinary opportunity to study dynamic earth processes, rocks, minerals and fossils. Clear, dark night skies reveal near and deep space objects, as seen through high-power telescopes. The national forests and parks of the Black Hills, as well as municipal Rapid City, provide venues for the study of environmental issues and man’s role and responsibility in the stewardship of natural resources. All courses include many day trips off-campus and some overnight camping trips to remote locations.

Summer 2018 Course Offerings
Students may apply for an 4 or 8 credit educational sequence or select individual courses from the sequences if they desire.

General Education Sequence 1: June 4 – July 27
PHYS 305: Dakota Skies (4 cr. hours/SP): June 4 - June 29
CORE 325: Nature, Environment, and Society (4 cr. hours/SIP/AIS): July 2 - July 27

General Education Sequence 2: June 4 – July 27
CORE 325: Nature, Environment, and Society (4 cr. hours/SIP/AIS): June 4 - June 29
GEOL 201: Exploring the Dynamic Earth (4 cr. hours/SP): July 2 - July 27

Biology and Environmental Science Sequence: June 4 - July 27
BIOL 242: Diversity of Life - An Introduction to Zoology and Botany (4 cr. hours): June 4 – June 29
BIOL 243: Processes of Life - Ecology and Evolution (4 cr. hours): July 2 – July 27

Geology Major Sequence: June 4 - July 27
GEOL 412: Field Geology (6 cr. hours): June 4 - July 27
GEOL 413: Rocky Mountain Geology (2 cr. hours): June 4 - July 27
(GEOL 412 & 413 run concurrently)

Individual Course Options - First Session:
PHYS 305: Dakota Skies (4 cr. hours/SP): June 4 - June 29
CORE 325: Nature, Environment, and Society (4 cr. hours/SIP/AIS): June 4 - June 29
BIOL 242 Diversity of Life: An Introduction to Zoology and Botany (4 cr. hours): June 4 – June 29

Individual Course Options - Second Session:
CORE 325: Nature, Environment, and Society (4 cr. hours/SIP/AIS): July 2 - July 27
GEOL 201: Exploring the Dynamic Earth (4 cr. hours/SP): July 2 - July 27
BIOL 243: Processes of Life - Ecology and Evolution (4 cr. hours): July 2 – July 27


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