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SUR 3800 Public Land Survey System (3 credits)


Prerequisite: SUR 2520 with a grade of "C" or better, or permission of instructor


This course describes the survey procedures obtained in the current Manual of Surveying for the Public Lands of the United States (1973).  The history, design, and planning of the rectangular survey system, original surveys, resurveys, independent and dependent surveys, protection of bona-fide rights, mineral surveys, special surveys and riparian rights are addressed.  The importance of the official plats and field notes are presented.


Tuition $603 + Fees + Course Materials
Delivery Mode:
Lectures delivered ONLINE
Time Limit :
Six (6) months to complete the course from the date of registration.
Ten (10) quizzes, midterm and final examination. All examinations must be proctored.
One (1) writing assignment.
Required Material:

Textbook available through the Bureau of Land Management; Manual of Instructions for the Survey of the Public Lands of the United States (1973)