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David Marchetti

Western State College of Colorado
Public four-year institution, primarily undergraduate


An upper level geology course on geomorphology and surficial processes and deposits.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geomorphology
Course Type: Upper Level:Geomorphology/Surface Processes
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Course Context:

This is an upper level geology course required for the geology major. The class is also taken by environmental studies majors who have an emphasis in water resources. The class has prerequisites of a general chemistry class and introductory physical geology. There is a required three hour lab and multi-day field trip.

Course Goals:

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

The labs focus on most of the above goals. Problem sets provide practice formulating and solving problems. Lectures give the academic background on various aspects of geomorphology (rivers, glaciers, mass movement, etc) that provide intellectual context to the listed goals.

Skills Goals

Attitudinal Goals



Syllabus (Microsoft Word 139kB Apr29 08)

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