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Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Ira Geer, American Meteorological Society
Ira W. Geer American Meteorological Society - Online Weather Studies is an introductory college-level course that leads students through a real-time, semester-long exploration of the atmosphere. The turnkey course ...

Environmental Geology
Gregg Erickson, Sullivan County Community College
Gregg Erickson , gerickson@sullivan.suny.edu Sullivan County Community College a Two Year College . Course URL: Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Environmental ScienceResource Type: Course ...

Environmental Geology
Kirsten Nicolaysen, Whitman College
This course serves both non-science majors and entering Geology and Environmental Studies majors.

Natural Disasters
Paul Price, University of Wisconsin Washington County
A study of various environmental hazards, their causes, impacts on humans, and mitigation.

Plate Tectonics and Tectonic Hazards
John Creasy, Bates College
This is a topical course covering plate tectonics and associated hazards such as eartquakes, volcanic activity, and secondary hazards such as tsunami, landslides, etc. A companion topical course covers surficial ...

World Natural Environments
Shelly Rayback, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
World Natural Environments is an entry level introduction to physical geography course, covering weather/climate, geomorphology, hydrology and biogeography. The course is based on five case studies (Weather and ...

Environmental Volcanology
Attila Kilinc, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus;
After a brief introduction to volcanology students learn the relationships between plate boundaries and plate intriors and volcanism. Next seven major volcanic hazards and what can be done to mitigate them is ...

Environmental Geology and Urban Geology
Solomon Isiorho, Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne
This course is designed to provide the student with basic understanding of the "human-oriented" aspects of the earth sciences. The geologic features and processes that affect our environment will be ...

Introduction to Environmental Geosciences
Robert Stewart, Texas A & M University
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 ...

Natural Disasters
Matt Brueseke, Kansas State University
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.

Geologic Disasters & the Environment
Kaatje Kraft, Mesa Community College
This class teaches the essentials of geologic disasters and environmental geology to non-major students. Students examine human interactions with Earth and vice versa. This course is taught through a case study ...

Planet Earth's Geological Environment, GEOL 101
Klaus Neumann, Ball State University
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 ...

GEO 101: The Dynamic Earth
Delores Robinson, University of Alabama, The
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 ...

GEOL 1003: Environmental Geology
Carolyn Dowling, Arkansas State University-Main Campus
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.

Environmental and Applied Geology
Katherine Scharer, Appalachian State University
Standard hazards and resources geology course. I continually emphasize physics and chemical processes that drive geologic outcomes, make students do a bit of math, and always incorporate current events.

Environmental Geology
Bianca Pedersen, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
This is an introductory level geology course focusing on various aspects of geology that touch people lives, such as earth resources issues and geological hazards. The course includes a lab and field trips. ...

Geological Disasters: Agents of Chaos
Lawrence L. Malinconico, Lafayette College
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and asteroid impacts are all part of the geologic evolution of the earth. For many different reasons, humans are exposed to the often ...

Environmental Geology
Carrie Davis Todd, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
This non-laboratory course is designed to cover key concepts in environmental geology, from natural hazards to resource extraction to environmental degradation to map interpretation. The course has no laboratory ...

Natural Disasters and Earth Resources
Mathieu Richaud, California State University-Fresno
Processes and materials that produce the different geologic resources and hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, landslides). Plate tectonic theory. Emphasizes the relationship between geology and humans.

Hazards and Resources (ENVS 105)
Christine Metzger, Whittier College
Hazards and Resources provides an introduction to Earth science, emphasizing the role of geology in environmental issues. The course focuses on geohazards (including floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, ...

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