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Geological Perspective
Jessica Kapp, The University of Arizona
General education Earth science class for non-science majors. Covers topics from formation of the universe to current issues in global change. Class is offered in a lecture setting, but is highly interactive, with ...

Earth and Life Through Time
Francis Jones, University of British Columbia
Students' abilities to use both geological and biological reasoning are developed, to learn about how the rock and fossil records together characterize the history of interaction between biological and ...

North American Environments
Marguerite Forest, Florida Gulf Coast University
Natural environments of North America (north of Mexico and excluding Florida) and critical environmental issues in the region will be examined in terms of geology/geomorphology, climate/weather, and biogeography ...

Historical Geology
John Chadwick, College of Charleston
This course will be taught once per year. It provides an overview of geological and biological processes and of major geological and evolutionary events in Earth's history. It uses lecture and hands-on ...

The Earth's Climate System
Louisa Bradtmiller, Macalester College
This course will be taught once per year. It provides an introduction to the climate system through lectures, labs, discussions and activities. It uses lecture and inquiry based activities to help students gain ...

Historical Geology
Maria Kelly, Edmonds Community College

Invertebrate Paleontology
Melissa Lobegeier, Middle Tennessee State University

Introduction to Geology
Sheila Roberts, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
The earth; physical and historical geology; including economic, social and environmental aspects. Not open to geology majors and minors. Credit allowed for no more than one: GEOL 1000, GEOL 1010, GEOL 1040. ...

The Evolution/Creation Debate
Timothy Heaton, University of South Dakota
In this course students are exposed to the modern scientific theories of the earth and life and to the diverse brands of Christian creationism and how they measure up to scientific analysis. Students explore these ...

Earth History
Mitchell Colgan, College of Charleston
An overview of the 4.5 billion-year history of our planet as revealed by analysis and interpretation of the geologic and paleontologic record preserved in rocks of the earth's crust.

History of Life
Mitchell Colgan, College of Charleston
This Honor's Geology Class provides an overview of the origin and evolution life. The course uses geological and paleontological methods to help the student appreciate scientific approaches to testing and ...

Historical Geology
Michael Phillips, Illinois Valley Community College
This course is an introductory study of geologic history of the Earth. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of rocks and fossils as a means of understanding the Earth's history.

The Evolving Earth
Qusheng Jin, University of Oregon
This course introduces fascinating topics of evolution: from big bang to the birth of our mother planet, arise of O2 and its deep impact on evolution, appearance of first drop of water and life, sea monsters and ...

Principles of Paleontology
Pennilyn Higgins, University of Rochester
This course is designed to introduce the basic principles of paleontology - the study of fossil organisms in the geological record. Topics to be covered include: Taphonomy and the processes of fossilization; ...

Historical Geology (Earth History 1404)
Roger Steinberg, Del Mar College
Introduction to geologic time; relative and actual age-dating methods; stratigraphic principles; origin of the Universe, Solar System, atmosphere, oceans, life; plate tectonics; changes on the Earth's surface ...

Evolution of the Earth
John Dawson, Kirkwood Community College
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 ...

SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY
COURSE SYLLABUS Instructor Information Dr. Thomas Hickson e-mail: tahickson@stthomas.edu Purpose of the Course Broadly-speaking, the purpose of this course is to teach you how to think like a geologist ...

Historical Geology
Yongli Gao, East Tennessee State University
Historical Geology is the study of the physical and biological processes which have shaped our Earth over the past 4.6 billion years. This course will present an overview of the methods and disciplines employed to ...

Geology in Historic Context
Wm. Jay Sims, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Encyclopedic use of the text book, beginning with Chapter one and off-text material about rates, feedback, scale. Then continue with Archean/Proterozoic, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic, but not as a ...

Historical Geology
Shelley Jaye, Northern Virginia Community College
Introductory Historical Geology

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