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Karen Gran

University of Minnesota Duluth
University with graduate programs, primarily masters programs


This is an undergraduate geomorphology course, designed to introduce students to landforms and the processes that form and shape them.

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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 a lower-level elective course, designed for students who have had introductory physical geology. Students include a mix of majors from environmental studies, environmental science, teaching in the life sciences, teaching in the earth sciences, and geological sciences. The course has a required 2-hour lab each week plus one outside field trip.

Course Goals:

By the end of the course, students should be able to...

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

Students took two exams covering course content. They had weekly lab write-ups that dealt with specific field and lab skills and analyses. They also had a group research project that they wrote up and presented to the class.

Skills Goals

Working in groups.



Syllabus (Microsoft Word 63kB Apr30 08)

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