GEOL 373 - Geology of New Zealand

4 credits

Four weeks in New Zealand

Prof. Chris Connors

This course will study the regional geology of New Zealand. This remarkably geologically diverse land will allow students to learn about coastal and neotectonic geomorphology, structural geology and tectonics, glacial geology, glaciology, volcanology, metamorphic petrology, and stratigraphy, through hands-on direct exposure to beautiful examples available at the surface in New Zealand.

This course is open only to geology majors.

Program Fee (paid to W&L): No program fee.

Estimated Additional Expenses: Students will be responsible for purchasing airline tickets to New Zealand ($1500-$1700) and for buying food and cooking individual meals ($500).

For further details, please contact Prof. Connors at