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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 ...

Earthquakes and Volcanoes part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This is an interdisciplinary science course offered in an online format. A flexible approach based on programmed self-instruction, with frequent tests to monitor progress, substitutes for the usual lecture with ...

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 ...

Online Physical Geology for Educators 710 (graduate level) part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
Graduate level Physical Geology for Educators Course description: Earth's internal structure, plate tectonics, the rock cycle, weathering and earth materials, natural resources, geochemical cycles and the ...

Geochemistry part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Application of chemistry to study the distribution and cycling of elements in the crust of the earth. Includes chemical bonding and crystallization, phase rules and phase diagrams, chemical equilibria, theories on ...

Earth Materials part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Earth Materials is here designed under a core-to-crust concept umbrella covering content spanning mineralogy/petrology/Earth processes, embracing active learning, collaborative learning, process of ...

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.

Geographic Information Systems part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
The course introduces students to ideas and applications related to GIS. It is intended to include a significant hands-on component involving the use of common GIS software, GPS technology, and problem-solving. ...

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course addresses sedimentary rocks and sedimentary systems. It includes sediment transport and deposition processes, sedimentary environments and systems, and stratigraphic patterns.

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. ...

The Evolution/Creation Debate part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
In this course students are exposed to the modern scientific theories of the earth and life and to the diverse brands of Christian creationism and how they measure up to scientific analysis. Students explore these ...

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 ...

Geology and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This online course covers the basic elements of environmental geology including natural hazards, land use, resource use and climate change. The course is taught asynchronously and has 7 modules, each lasting 1-3 ...

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 ...

Chemistry of Earth Systems part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
The course covers thermodynamics and kinetics of earth systems as it relates to earth surface environments. Much of the course examines the geochemistry of the different "spheres" and the fluxes and mass ...

Introduction to Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Igneous and metamorphic processes explained using crystallization theory, phase diagrams, thermodynamics and geochemistry; laboratory study of rocks, their chemical and mineralogical signatures, and their geologic ...

Introduction to Volcanology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
The course will introduce students to Plate tectonics and volcanoes; including the processes that takes place at active volcanoes (eruptive mechanisms, effusive and explosive volcanism); methods and instrumentation ...

Environmental Geochemistry part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course focuses on geochemical processes that occur at or near the surface which are of particular importance to environmental quality and therefore to humans. During the first few weeks of the course students ...