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Introductory Courses with 150 or More Students


These introductory-level courses are taught to classes of 150 students or more, and can help provide ideas for teaching large classes. For more information see the index to teaching large classes.


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Introduction to Geology 1 part of 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 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 Geology part of Courses
Formation of the Earth and its evolution through geologic time. Physical processes within and on the Earth.

Earth Science part of 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 ...

Earth and the Solar System part of Courses
This is high enrollment science course for non-science students in which we examine the evidence for how geological, biological, atmospheric, oceanic, and climatic processes work and interact here on Earth. We then ...

The Oceans part of 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.

General Geology part of Courses
What are minerals? How do rocks form? Can rocks bend? How do we know the age of rocks? This course will explore these questions through a study of the fundamentals of earth processes and materials.

Physical Geology part of Courses
This is a traditional introductory science course that is designed to fulfill a science requirement within the general education requirements at a large (30,000-student) state university.

Introduction to the Geosciences part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course focuses on physical geology. The course focuses on 5 Big Ideas including Plate Tectonics, The Rock Cycle, Geologic Time, Geoscience Research and Scientific Thinking. There are also four skills that are ...

The Math You Need in Geology 1401- Earthquakes and Natural Disastersat Baylor University part of Math You Need:Implementations
This page is designed to provide a guide to a planned implementation of The Math You Need, When You Need It. It will change as the implementation proceeds at this institution. Please check back regularly for ...


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