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James Madison University Ireland Field Course

Steven J. Whitmeyer and L. Scott Eaton
James Madison University, Dept. of Geology and Environmental Science

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JMU's Ireland Field Course is a capstone course and combines study-abroad experience in western Ireland with a modern approach to field mapping, tectonic synthesis and professional project preparation.

The course is taught by highly experienced faculty from James Madison University, Galway University, and other institutions: Dr. Scott Eaton, Dr. Steven Whitmeyer, Dr. Michael Harris, Dr. Shelley Whitmeyer, Dr. Martin Feely, Dr. Adam Lewis, Dr. Kathryn Moore. Students include well-qualified juniors and seniors; 50% in-state and 50% out-of-state.

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Topics covered in the course include: