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Introduction to Geology 1 part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is an introductory geology for majors and nonmajors. Students study the Earth, its materials, its characteristics, its dynamic processes, and how it relates to people. A separate lab (GEOL 1030) is optional. ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is a large lecture course (140-200 students) with 6-8 2 hour lab sections (24-25 students each) taught by me or another faculty member. Because 75-90% of the students in this course are taking it as a ...

Physical Geography part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a course introducing physical geography, which examines the processes and features that shape the Earth. We introduce the tools used by physical geographers to understand and analyze these Earth systems. We ...

Introduction to Physical Geology (unofficially called Geology for Engineers) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This intro geology course for engineers attempts to engage the often-unwilling students who take few if any additional geology classes, yet require an understanding of the geologic processes and materials with ...

Introduction to Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
An introduction to the principles governing the composition and structure of the Earth's crust, and the study of land forms and geological processes on the surface and within the Earth. Topics include: rock ...

Introduction to Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Principles and components of the dynamic ocean system. Formation of ocean basins, oceanic influences on climate; currents; waves and tides; human relationship to and impact on the ocean; resources. Designed for ...

NASC130 - Principles of Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introduces the basic principles of geology. Topics covered include the origin of Earth; the classification and origin of the minerals and rocks composing Earth; discussion of geologic features and processes such as ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is a physical geology course covering basic geological principles emphasizing how plate tectonics has shaped the face of Earth. The course is lecture based, and includes several different types of ...

Intro to Environmental Pollution part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is an Environmental Science course designed to meet the environmental or earth science requirement for non-majors from specific disciplines.

Physical Geography part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is an overview of both the atmospheric and geomorphologic aspects of physical geography. The first half of the semester deals with atmospheric processes and meteorology, including climate change. The ...

Historical Geology (Earth History 1404) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introduction to geologic time; relative and actual age-dating methods; stratigraphic principles; origin of the Universe, Solar System, atmosphere, oceans, life; plate tectonics; changes on the Earth's surface ...

Introduction to Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is designed for science and non-science majors. It is the study of the overall structure of the earth and the rocks which form the crust. It is an introduction to the process of weathering and erosion ...

General Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
General Geology is a survey of the many facets of geology and Earth Science, from the formation of the Universe and Solar System to rocks and minerals to geologic processes and hazards. The course design is based ...

Earth Science part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
A survey course that introduces fundamentals of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The companion Earth Science laboratory (GEOL 8L) is recommended for students needing a lab to transfer to a 4-year ...

Introduction to Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is an introduction to physical geology, with an emphasis on plate tectonics and the environmental and natural disaster aspects of the subject. It is designed for non-science majors who are meeting their ...

Our Geologic Environment (GSCI 100) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a physical geology/Earth science course aimed at non-science majors. In the lecture students learn basic geological concepts and are encouraged to see how these ideas apply to their own lives. The course ...

Honors Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introduction to Physical Geology using Grotzinger et al. This is an honors section of the course so it is taught at a higher level and more work is required. This class is also certified as communication intensive ...

Natural Disasters part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course seeks to provide a basic understanding of the physical nature of the Earth and how fundamental Earth processes can substantially affect how humans live.

Earth's Climate: Past, Present and Future part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Earth's climate has changed dramatically over its history moving between completely ice-free intervals to periods of global glaciation. This course will examine how and why these changes occurred by ...

Planet Earth's Geological Environment, GEOL 101 part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Planet Earth's Geological Environment gives a general introduction into geology, and, building on that initial information, examines geologic hazards that affect human beings. This natural science core course ...