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GEO 101: The Dynamic Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is designed to study the Earth including materials, internal and external processes, deformational events, plate tectonics and geologic hazards. The course is lecture-based and involves the use of large ...

World Natural Environments part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is an introductory physical geography course that explores the dynamics of the earth's physical environment including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere and the linkages between these ...

The Earth: Its Physical Environment part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Covering topics in Earth Science including geology, astronomy, oceanography and meteorology, this course is directed toward K-8 pre-service teachers. It is also open to any non-science majors as a lab science ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Formation of the Earth and its evolution through geologic time. Physical processes within and on the Earth.

(Introduction to) Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Physical Geology is a course in which students will learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, Earth's history, the processes that shape Earth's surface, and about Earth's resources. Students will witness ...

GEOL 1003: Environmental Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Environmental Geology is a survey of fundamental geologic processes and associated hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, etc.) and the interactions of humans with the environment.

Earth and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Environmental issues begin with Earth materials and processes. Provides the conceptual framework for understanding Earth systems and how these operate over the short term (generational lifespan) and long term ...

Earth Systems and Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
GGEOL 115 explores cycles, trends, and abrupt events in the Earth system. Analyses of the geologic record and global climate models provide perspective for understanding paleoclimate and future climate changes, ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course provides a study of the structure and composition of the earth's crust. Emphasis is placed on processes that affect the crust including plate tectonics, weathering, deposition, volcanism, mountain ...

Introduction to Environmental Geosciences part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a problems based course that introduces undergraduates to important environmental problems, including global change, water resources, coastal problems, air pollution and ozone depletion, and land use and ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introductory study of the materials, structure, and surface features of the earth; the processes responsible for their development; the physical and chemical processes that operate to modify them; the concept of ...

Physical Geology (The Earth) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a Physical Geology course aimed at science majors. The intent is to give you an understanding of the processes that produce the planet on which we live. The weekly three-hour lab lab includes five field ...

General Geology 1 part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course introduces potential geology majors earth science through an investigation of the environmental quality of the local environment, and supporting just-in-time lessons.

Earth Sciences - Geography part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is an Earth systems science course that surveys atmosphere and energy balances; global circulation and weather; climate change; water resources, rivers, and coasts; soils and ecosystems. Understanding ...

Physical Geography part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a survey course designed to cover key concepts in physical geography, from climate change to landscape processes to map interpretation. The course has no laboratory component but includes a variety of ...

Earth Science part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course uses an assessment-based approach for teaching earth science to non-majors in 160-student sections. Concepts are covered using short lectures (5-10 minutes) punctuated by formative group work throughout ...

Evolution of the Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
A presentation of basic concepts in historical geology, which includes the origin of the earth, stratigraphy, the geological time scale and geochronology, evolution and the fossil record, and plate tectonics. A ...

The Oceans part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introductory general science and general education survey course on oceanography. Includes treatment of geologic, chemical, physical and biological oceanography in 3 lectures per week.

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a survey of a broad spectrum of geology. We have majors in the class so there are certain things I think we need to cover but mostly I like to give a flavor of the big topics in geology and how a scientist ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is an introductory physical geology course. It fulfills ½ of a lab science requirement for transfer to a 4 year institution or Associate of Arts degree. The class has lecture, lab and an online component.