This full year, half-course involves a one-week, field work intensive excursion to an unfamiliar location away from the Western University campus. Field work—real world, on-site observations, data collection, problem solving, team work, technical skills development and application—is at the core of geographical research: it is an essential educational experience.
All field camps stress the importance of preparation prior to departure, the practice of geography in the field, and the completion of one or more assignments in the field and after returning to Western.
- "Best course in university"
- "I learned so much more than I would have in a classroom"
- "Our field work expeditions were the highlight of my academic experience"
Organizational Meetings in Fall 2016
- Geog 3000Y section 001 Montreal: Tuesday September 13, October 18, and November 15, at 1:30 pm in SSC 2333A Conference Room
- Geog 3000Y section 002 Kentucky: Wednesday September 14 and September 21 at 9:30 am in SSC 2322E aka Pleva
- Geog 3001F Walpole Island: Friday September 9 at 11:00 am in SSC 3103 First Nations Studies Library
Departure/Return Dates for Fall 2016
- Geog 3000Y section 001, Montreal: Sunday, September 25th - Friday, September 30th
- Geog 3000Y section 002, Kentucky: Saturday, September 24th - Friday, September 30th
- Geog 3001F, Walpole Island: Sunday, September 18th - Friday, September 23rd
Course educational, social and skills objectives
- facilitate experiential learning
- experience 'real', hands-on field research skills
- encourage responsibility for independent learning
- develop analytical, interpretative, observation and critical skills
- practice technical skills in mapping, sampling and GIS
- way finding in unknown environments
- experience the initial process of creating new knowledge
- identify real world problems and practical problem solving
- practice organizational and time-management skills
- practice reading, writing, presenting and creative thinking
- develop a deeper respect for the complexities of the human/physical environment
- develop personal and group skills
- accomplish a unique set of challenges in an exceptional setting
Field Camp Sections for 2016
|Course and Section||Destination||Instructor||Assistant||Academic Focus|
|Geog 3000Y section 001
||Dr. J. Hopkins
|Geog 3000Y section 002
||Dr. C. Smart
||Dr. D. Moser
Please direct enquiries to Angelica Lucaci, the Undergraduate Program Advisor
Phone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 86052.