GES 2750 and 2751

Prep and Field Methods Information for Students and Advisors

You must have permission from the department in order to register for Prep and Field Methods (GES 2750, 2751, and 2752).

Your advisor will put you on the list to register for your preferred section, and then you will receive notification from Lauri Miller once you have been approved.

GES 2750 (Preparation for Careers in Geological and Environmental Sciences) is the GES Department's WID ("Writing in the Discipline") course. It is a 3 credit, lecture-based prerequisite for a number of upper level classes in the department.  Due to the intensity of the course, the class is typically capped at 16 students per section.

GES 2751 is a 2 credit Geology Field Methods course that is required for all Geology majors (regardless of concentration). Due to the intensity of the course, the class is typically capped at 16 students per section.

  • This course meets on both Friday afternoons AND weekends for part of the semester.
  • Off campus field trips are required.
  • Students will be required to sign an informed consent form (coming soon) prior to placement on the list for registration, so that
    1. the student is informed about what to expect from the GES 2751 course,
    2. the student is informed about what will be expected of them in the field, and
    3. the instructor knows in advance if the student will need reasonable accommodations to safely participate in field activities, so there is sufficient time to develop accommodations that best fit the student’s needs

GES 2752 is a 1 credit Environmental Science Field Methods course that is required for all Environmental Science majors and BS Geology - Concentration in Environmental Geology majors.

  • This course meets for 3 hours each week for the entire semester.
  • Off campus field trips are required.

Important things for students to know:

  1. Due to the heavy demand for these courses, students who fail or do poorly in any of these courses will not automatically be given permission to register again for the following semester; these students will instead be placed in the low priority for registration category and/or waitlisted.
  2. Due to the heavy demand for these courses, students who want to take GES 2751/2752 as electives will be placed in the low priority category and/or waitlisted.

Prep and Field Methods signup sheet

Only GES advisors logged into their @appstate.edu account will be able to access this spreadsheet.

Prep and Field Methods Signup Sheet