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Geological Perspective part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Courses
General education Earth science class for non-science majors. Covers topics from formation of the universe to current issues in global change. Class is offered in a lecture setting, but is highly interactive, with ...

Earth and Life Through Time part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Courses
Students' abilities to use both geological and biological reasoning are developed, to learn about how the rock and fossil records together characterize the history of interaction between biological and ...

Geology and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Geology and the Environment course focuses on the fundamentals of physical geology, and also integrates significant material pertaining to human interactions with their environment. The course is open to majors and ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a rather standard course in physical geology, except that some common topics are omitted (deserts, coastlines, marine geology), shortened (glaciers), or included/expanded (geologic time, the history of life ...

Earth Systems Science part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Our Earth Systems Science course is a fairly traditional lecture-style earth science survey course, designed to fulfill a Natural Environment requirement from a defunct general education program. The lab section ...

Introduction to Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introduction to Geology is a survey of the major topics within the geology discipline. There is a strong emphasis on solid earth principles and earth materials during the first half of the semester while the second ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course provides a study of the structure and composition of the Earth's crust. Emphasis is placed on weathering, erosional and depositional processes, mountain building forces, rocks and minerals, and ...

Environmental Science 110 Laboratory part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Laboratory and field demonstration and exercises in environmental science. Weekly exercises or field trips.

Sustainable Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This four-hour natural science course provides an understanding of important Earth resources and how their utilization impacts the environment through water pollution, air pollution and hazardous waste production. ...

Environmental and Applied Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Standard hazards and resources geology course. I continually emphasize physics and chemical processes that drive geologic outcomes, make students do a bit of math, and always incorporate current events.

General Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
General Geology at CSU Chico is an introduction to physical geology in which students learn about the origin of the earth, rocks and minerals, development of geologic landforms and processes. The lab component of ...

Introduction to Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
An introduction to the study of the earth, particularly the structure, composition, distribution and modification of earth materials, and processes that shape the surface of the earth. Four hours lecture and three ...

Earth History part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
An overview of the 4.5 billion-year history of our planet as revealed by analysis and interpretation of the geologic and paleontologic record preserved in rocks of the earth's crust.

History of Life part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This Honor's Geology Class provides an overview of the origin and evolution life. The course uses geological and paleontological methods to help the student appreciate scientific approaches to testing and ...

Geology of the National Parks part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is an introductory physical geology course for 64-100 mainly non-science students that uses the National Parks as the focus. Modules are built around a geology theme, such as structure or sedimentary rocks, ...

GEO 1001 - Earth and Its Environments part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
The goal of this course is to be an effective 'concluding' earth science course, one that explicitly provides students with the knowledge they need to become more informed citizens in a global community ...

Historical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is an introductory study of geologic history of the Earth. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of rocks and fossils as a means of understanding the Earth's history.

Geological Disasters: Agents of Chaos part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and asteroid impacts are all part of the geologic evolution of the earth. For many different reasons, humans are exposed to the often ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course provides a comprehensive overview of physical geology for non-majors as well as potential majors. About 1% of students who take this course will become majors in earth science.

Introductory Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Geology 100 is a General Education introductory geology course covering earth materials, surficial processes, internal processes, and a brief overview of Earth history. The objectives of the course are to provide ...