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GEOL 1001 Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Physical Geology examines the physical and chemical processes that operate within Earth's dynamic systems, including the tectonic system responsible for earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain-building, as well ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
A non-majors service course, ESC 111 is a survey of earth science topics from mineralogy to hydrology to climatology. The linked lab allows the students to actively explore topics in lecture in a hands-on way.

IB/AP Geography part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
IB/AP Geography is a survey course which integrates human and physical systems in a spatial perspective. The course addresses the physical world and the anthropogenic relationship through a complex systems approach ...

The Earth's Climate System part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
This course will be taught once per year. It provides an introduction to the climate system through lectures, labs, discussions and activities. It uses lecture and inquiry based activities to help students gain ...

Environmental Systems Theory part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Course begins with an exploration of chaos and complex systems theory as an antidote to the equilibrium thinking most students have been taught. This includes the logistic model as a basic definition of chaos ...

Biological Sciences 110: Organisms and Populations part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Biological Sciences 110: Organisms and Populations is a foundational biology course that focuses on principles of genetics, evolution, and ecology, as well as the critical connections among them. Students actively ...

Oil, Water and Climate part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Oil and water are two key strategic resources dominating the international scene. This class provides an overview of global distributions of oil and water resources and analyzes some of the social, economic, and ...

Historical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database

Soil Resources 153 part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Introductory soil science course. Covers soil development and properties, land use, and management.

Natural Hazards and Disasters part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course provides a survey of earth sciences through an examination of natural hazards. Consumers, voters, and decision-makers need to understand the impact of these hazards, how the hazards are changing due to ...

Introduction to Environmental Science part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This is our departmental service/intro general education course. The course introduces students to concepts and ideas related to environmental science, focusing on concepts such as biodiversity, carrying capacity, ...

Introduction to Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This is an online, introductory course in Oceanography, introducing physical, geological, chemical, and biological Oceanography to general education students. Students read the text book and take quizzes. Each week ...

Introduction to Geology part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
Physical Geology Online is a traditional introductory course covering minerals and rocks, interior processes, geologic time, and earth surface processes. Online lecture notes and weekly labs give the course a ...

General Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course focuses on the scientific examination of the impact of the oceans on global society, and human impacts on the oceans, through web-based exercises, bulletin board discussions, and field studies of local ...

Environmental Geology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This is an introductory level lab course for non-science majors. Pre-requisites are basic math and writing.

Geology of the National Parks part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
Geology of the National Parks uses global tectonics as a framework to help students to learn about the processes that are shaping Earth today by exploring the landscapes of parklands situated in a variety of plate ...

Introduction to Geology part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
The earth; physical and historical geology; including economic, social and environmental aspects. Not open to geology majors and minors. Credit allowed for no more than one: GEOL 1000, GEOL 1010, GEOL 1040. ...

Introduction to Remote Sensing part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course introduces students to the basics of remote sensing, characteristics of remote sensors, and remote sensing applications in academic disciplines and professional industries. Emphasis is placed on image ...

The Dynamic Earth (Physical Geology) part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
Students are introduced to the basic materials of the Earth and the processes that shape them/it. The course covers plate tectonics (including volcanic activities and earthquakes) as well as more the more surficial ...

Natural Hazards & Environment (ISP-203 B - 002) part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Courses
This is a geology majors/non-majors course that addresses the science and public policy issues related to tectonic and atmospheric hazards.

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