Course description

Geology of Mount Shasta introduces the tectonic setting, eruptive character, geologic history and potential hazards of Mount Shasta during two evening presentations and a one-day field trip. The field trip will give students opportunities to explore volcanic and glacial features on the flanks of this young volcanic peak, which geologists estimate has a one-in-ten chance of erupting during their lifetimes.

Course status

Course format

Geology of Mount Shasta (GEOL 0800) is a non-degree-applicable credit course that is offered in a short-term lecture plus field trip format. Although the course may only be taken one time for credit, students who have previously completed GEOL 0800 and wish to learn more can enroll in its non-credit companion course Mount Shasta Field Geology (XNH 0300).