This course introduces the geology of Precambrian regions around the world with a special emphasis on the Precambrian Shield of Canada. Topics covered include evolution of the Canadian Precambrian and its position in the continental framework; orogenic provinces; lithology, structure, metamorphism and composition; mineral deposits and metallogenic provinces of the Shield; and the Precambrian Craton and its role during subsequent eras along with problems and current research in Precambrian geology. The course includes a field trip to the Temagami Volcanic Belt, Cobalt-Haileybury region, Timmins, Noranda or Kirkland Lake regions. PREREQ: GEOL 3206/3207 and GEOL 3306 (lec 3, sem 2) cr 3. Students may not retain credit for both GEOL 4016 and GEOL 4505.