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Plate Tectonics and Tectonic Hazards part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
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 ...

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Darrell Henry, Louisiana State University
This is a junior-level igneous and metamorphic petrology course that is meant to give students practical and theoretical backgrounds for identifying, classifying and interpreting igneous and metamorphic rocks, ...

Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Kirsten Nicolaysen, Whitman College
Course focuses primarily on igneous petrology with limited metamorphic petrology content. Course is typically taken by junior or senior students.

Earth Materials part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Dawn Cardace, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Earth Materials is here designed under a core-to-crust concept umbrella covering content spanning mineralogy/petrology/Earth processes, embracing active learning, collaborative learning, process of ...

Introduction to Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Elizabeth Johnson, James Madison University
Igneous and metamorphic processes explained using crystallization theory, phase diagrams, thermodynamics and geochemistry; laboratory study of rocks, their chemical and mineralogical signatures, and their geologic ...

Introduction to Volcanology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Erouscilla Joseph, University of the West Indies
The course will introduce students to Plate tectonics and volcanoes; including the processes that takes place at active volcanoes (eruptive mechanisms, effusive and explosive volcanism); methods and instrumentation ...

Ship Rock at Sunset. Research-intensive courses in the field put students in settings where they can experience the geology, environment, and culture. DetailsIntegrating Scientific Discovery in a Field-based Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology Course part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary At Fort Lewis College, the Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology class, formerly a separate three-credit course required for the major, is now an elective course taught ...

Melding Research on the Navajo Volcanic Field into Undergraduate Curriculum to Promote Scientific Literacy part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:Case Studies
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary Mafic dike in the Navajo volcanic field exposed near Newcomb, New Mexico. Details This module highlights the curricular design and outcomes of undergraduate research in ...

Metamorphic Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
Metamorphic petrology covers the chemical and physical work done in natural systems in response to changing physical conditions. Petrogenetic processes such as recrystallization, continuous and discontinuous ...

Petrotectonics part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College
Exploration of the processes by which igneous rocks solidify from magma (e.g., volcanoes), and metamorphic rocks form in response to pressure, temperature, and chemical changes (e.g., mountain building). ...

Natural Hazards and Catastrophes part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
Alan Whittington, University of Missouri-Columbia
1 credit hour course for non-scientists, with no pre-requisites. Aims to improve quantitative and scientific literacy through applying simple skills to topics including global climate change, earthquakes, volcanoes ...


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