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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Clint Cowan, Carleton College
This is a field-based Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course. We spend one day per week in the field, and have classroom time once a week. There are two weekend field trips.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology

Geomorphology
Les Hasbargen, SUNY College at Oneonta
The course explores the shape of the land, and the various processes and influences which are responsible for that shape. These include tectonic activity, climate, rock types, biological processes, chemical ...

Geomorphology
Lisa Tranel, Illinois State University
This class investigates the surface processes that shape the earth's landscape features. Through our discussions and lab activities, we will evaluate how erosion or deposition of materials creates new features ...

Paleontology
Elizabeth Rhenberg, Ohio State University-Main Campus
The course will teach the nature of the fossil record and how they are used in study of the history of the earth. Topics will include preservation, functional morphology, paleoecology, and systmatics among others. ...

Paleontology
Leigh Fall, SUNY College at Oneonta
The course focuses on concepts of interest to paleontologists, biologists, and geologists. The course meets three days a week for lecture and one day for lab. Major invertebrate groups are introduced once a week. ...

River Restoration and Management
Gabrielle David, Boston College
This course focuses on one of our most fundamental resources, rivers, and the science behind management and restoration. We investigate qualitative, quantitative, and statistical methods used to understand the ...

Intro to Global Change
Erica Bigio, The University of Arizona
This is primarily a lecture-based class. Yet, we do hands on in-class activities as teams or small groups every other week.

Process Geomorphology
Alec Aitken, University of Saskatchewan
The description and objective classification of landforms and the principles and processes involved in their origin and distribution. The role of weathering, mass movement, fluvial, glacial, aeolian and coastal ...

Marine Sediment Transport
Lonnie Leithold, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
This course is designed as an introduction to the theory and reality of sediment transport in the marine environment. The course includes both lectures and laboratory experiments that investigate the processes that ...

Stratigraphy & Sedimentation
Rachel Headley, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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