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Benjamin Crosby

Idaho State University
University with graduate programs, including doctoral programs


Course introduces surface processes to students through process-based lectures and discussion, laboratories and field excursions. Course covers fluvial, hillslope and glacial processes as well as interactions between physical and biological systems.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi
Special Interest: GIS
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:

Upper division, mixed undergrad/grad course with prerequisites of Earth Materials and a Quaternary/Intro Geomorphology course. The course has a required 3 hour lab with an emphasis on quantitative tools including GIS, modeling and image interpretation. There are also 2+ required field trips.

Course Goals:

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

Course goals are achieved through laboratory exercises and field exercises that incrementally build student's strengths in each focus. Assessment is done through both short exercises, class presentations and long-format scientific reports.

Skills Goals

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

Exercises require students to both work in groups and provide quantitative analysis of field collected data.



Syllabus (Microsoft Word 51kB Jul28 08)

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