Provides practical training and experiences in laboratory and/or field investigations while presenting a research approach to the principles of geology with emphasis on scientific methodologies and techniques. Students work under the supervision of a faculty member after a research project of mutual interest is selected. Students design and perform laboratory or field investigations and present and defend the results of the project. Prerequisites: GEOL 1301 and 1101 and GEOL 1302 and 1102 or GEOL 1303 and 1103 and GEOL 1304 and 1104. (1:4). Lab fee.