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GS 106 Intro Geology-on line

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Bob Reynolds
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breynolds@cocc.edu

Central Oregon Community College
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Two Year College
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Summary

introductory on line survey course in geology with lab. no prereqs.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Course Information
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Ready for Use: Course Goals Only
Course Type: Entry Level:Physical Geology
Course Size:

15-30

Course Context:

intro course, no pre-requisites, not a prerequisite for other courses, satisfies gen ed requirement, taken by non science majors

Course Goals:

SWBAT assess the occurrence of geologic hazards in the community where they live, predict the impact and recommend appropriate mitigation measures


How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

on-line interactive learning modules on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding and mass movements; course portfolio assessing the hazards in thir home town

Skills Goals

computer data sets: accessing, manipulating, plotting
crtitcal analysis
working in on line groups


How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

each module provides interactive and student-centered activities such as jijsaw, concept sketches, case studies and virtual field trips; course project is a systhesis of all modules in context of students home town

Attitudinal Goals

significance of geology in assessing natural hazards.
awareness of geologic points of interest in their home town


How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

project portfolio focuses on local geology in their home towns

Assessment

summative: project portfolio
formative:concept sketches, rubrics for assignments

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