Local Geology


College of the Siskiyous is located in one of the California's most geologically and geographically diverse landscapes. Here, where the High Cacade and Klamath provinces meet, students can study both young volcanoes and ancient oceanic terranes. The Earth and Space Sciences faculty offer a variety of courses in astronomy, physical geography, and geology that draw on the College's diverse regional setting to meet the needs of general education students, Earth science majors, and community members who would like to learn more about the physical environment of the Cascade-Klamath region.

Summer 2010-Spring 2011 Courses

Courses offered in the Earth and space sciences differ slightly from year to year, and the Summer 2010-Spring 2011 academic schedule is given below. Follow any of the links to learn more about an individual course, or click on the "Courses" link at left to see a complete list of the discipline's courses.

Summer 2010

Fall 2010

Spring 2011

Dawson Earth Science Scholarship

Paul Dawson at YellowstonePaul Dawson taught geology and engineering at the College of the Siskiyous from 1962 to 1986, and inspired generations of students with his enthusiasm, knowledge of local geology, and great stories. Following his death in 1996, Paul's family and friends established a scholarship fund to assist outstanding COS earth science students continue their educations at four-year colleges and universities. In order to be eligible to receive the $500 award a student must have:

Scholarship applications are available from the Financial Aid Office and must be completed and submitted by May 1 in order to receive consideration.