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Soils and Geomorphology

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Michael Loso

Alaska Pacific University
University with graduate programs, primarily masters programs

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
Course Size:
less than 15

Course Context:

This is an upper-division elective geomorphology course with prerequisites in precalculus and basic geology. The course is cross-listed for upper division undergraduates and masters candidates, and typically has students with a very broad range of backgrounds. The course has a required four-hour lab and several field trips.

Course Goals:

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

Course activities are designed to maximize interactive discussion in both lectures and labs. To the extent practical, labs are conducted outdoors, but Alaska's fall/early winter climate places limitations on this. Labs and field trips are focused more on observation, critical thinking, and discussion than on laboratory techniques per se. Assessment is based upon lab reports, exams, and participation in discussions.


Syllabus (Acrobat (PDF) 96kB May27 08)

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