2016 Field Courses

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR SUMMER SESSIONS FIELD COURSES

Off-campus field courses provide unique educational experiences, the chance to take advantage of unusual locations, or include course-related field trips and first-hand cultural or scientific immersions. Because of their unique locations, logistics, and content, field courses typically require program fees in addition to the standard per-unit fee. They may also require special application processes during, or in some cases, before the standard enrollment period. Please check program descriptions and application forms carefully for specific application and enrollment deadlines.

For more information regarding specific field course logistics, please contact the academic department sponsoring the course.

You will be billed and will remain liable for fees even if you withdraw or cancel your enrollment in Summer Session Field Courses. Should you need to cancel or withdraw from Summer Session Field Courses, you will need to complete a Cancellation/Withdrawal Form and submit it to the Office of the University Registrar.

Again, no refunds will be provided.

Enrollment Process

Enrollment for some field courses can be completed directly through the On-line Student Portal. Other field courses require a special application, which is available by the department offering the course and/or online. Please contact the sponsoring department if you have further questions or concerns. Additionally, please carefully follow the enrollment instructions for each course and the particular requirements for application and fee payment.

Travel Insurance Coverage

The University of California offers students travel insurance coverage at no additional cost, for a wide variety of accidents and incidents that may occur while participating in UC-sponsored and supervised off-campus activities, domestic or abroad. Registration is required for these activities occurring domestically and overseas. Please see the UCOP Website for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS INSURANCE DOES NOT REPLACE THE STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN (SHIP).

2016 Field Courses

ANT 181: Archaeological Field Method

Dates: June 22 -August 1

Location: Blue Oak Ranch Reserve (Santa Clara County) and Rush Ranch Open Space (Solano County) 

Units: 9

Course Description: The 2016 U.C. Davis Archaeological Field School will take place in in the sparse oak savannah of the Diablo Range and in the Suisun marsh lands of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in Santa Clara and Solano Counties. Continuing U.C. Davis' tradition of offering a well-rounded training program in archaeological field work, the 2016 field school will be a great opportunity to get a hands on education, and make lasting connections that will span your whole career. Students will be instructed in traditional archaeological survey and excavation techniques, as well as in 3D mapping of landscapes using total stations and their associated software. This six-week long course will also include guest lectures from visiting professors and professionals, as well as bi-weekly field trips to local archaeological sites and museums.

Prerequisite: ANT 3 recommended

Instructor: Roshanne Bakhitiary

Program Fees: In addition to regular course and campus fees, this course has a program fee of $1300 to partially cover transportation, lodging, and food while in the field.  Health insurance is not included in this program fee.

GEL 110: Summer Field Geology

CRN: 60343

Dates: Summer Session I, June 20 - July 31

Location: East California (White Mountains, Long Valley, Mono Basin)

Units: 8

Course Description: Advanced application of geologic and geophysical field methods to the study of rocks. Includes development and interpretation of geologic maps and cross sections; gravity, magnetic, electrical resistivity and seismic surveys; and field analysis of plutonic and volcanic rock suites.

Prerequisite: Geology 103, 109; Geology 105 recommended

Instructor: Mike Oskin

Program Fees: In addition to regular course and campus fees, this course has a program fee of $1,275 to partially cover transportation, lodging, and dinners while in the field.  Health insurance is not included in this program fee.

Total for UC Davis Students: $3,750.48

Which includes:

Unit-based fees (tuition): $2176

Campus fees: $299.48

Program fess: $1275

*Higher unit-based fees are charged to non-UC students

SSC 105/205: Field Studies of Soil Resources in California Ecosystems

CRN: SSC 105: 60486; For SSC 205, contact Lacole Brooks (lbrooks@ucdavis.edu)

Dates: June 20 - July 11

Time: Daily field courses away from campus; contact department for more information.

Location: Northern California

Units: 5

Course Description: Field-based studies of soils in California ecosystems, away from campus, with travel throughout northern California. The course is approximately three weeks in length each summer, and alternates annually between northern and southern California.  This year we will study in northern California. The class may be repeated once (northern vs. southern California trips) to allow a broad perspective of soils and California landscapes.  Grading includes an exam, a course summary written report, a field exercise, and quizzes.  For those taking  the course as SSC 205, an extra written project that focuses on the application of some aspect of the course to a natural resourse issue that involves soil is required.  Contact the instructor for details.

For futher information visit the LAWR website.

Prerequisite: Soil Science 100 and 120, or equivalent recommended.

Instructor: Randy Southard (rjsouthard@ucdavis.edu)

Program Fees: In addition to regular course and campus fees, this course has a program fee of $350 to partially cover transportation, lodging, and dinners while in the field.  Health insurance is not included in this program fee.

Total fee for UC Davis Students: $2009.48

Which includes:

Unit-based fees (tuition): $1360

Campus fees: $299.48

Program fees: $350

*Higher unit-based fees are charged to non-UC students