1 to 6credit hoursPrerequisite: A minimum of 12 semester hours of geology, at least 6 hours of which must be upper division and excluding GEOL 1030/1031 or by consent of instructor. An independent research-oriented project commensurate with the student’s interests and qualifications. In-depth research requiring extensive and intensive search of applicable literature and large study area. An oral examination and discussion required. May be repeated up to a maximum of six hours.