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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 ...

Earth History and the Fossil Record
James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta
This course is an overview of the history of the Earth with emphasis on how we know this history. Lectures focus on major events in Earth history and labs develop skills in observation and techniques used to ...

Geobiology
Michael Savarese, Florida Gulf Coast University
Geobiology introduces the basic principles used in the study of paleontology (study of the fossil record) and illustrates how this science is applied to problems in the geological and biological sciences (e.g., ...

Paleontology, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironments
Emma Rainforth, Ramapo College of New Jersey
This is an interdisciplinary course in which students will use paleontology and sedimentology to interpret ancient environments and the ecosystems they supported. Students will begin with a review of aspects of ...

History of Life on Earth: Global Change in the Biosphere
Bill Ausich, Ohio State University-Main Campus
This a non-majors undergraduate course for students filling a general education requirement

Paleontology
David Kendrick, Hobart William Smith Colleges
This course provides an overview of the kinds of questions we ask using the fossil record and the types of data and methods we apply to these questions. We examine the fossil record from biological and geological ...

Paleontology
Martin Farley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Paleontology is the study of past life. This includes both the organisms themselves and a variety of problems that study of the organisms can solve. During this semester, we will consider the more common fossil ...

Invertebrate Paleontology
Melissa Lobegeier, Middle Tennessee State University
Students study invertebrate and microscopic animal life, including the morphological trends, phylogenetic characteristics and evolutionary trends in the major invertebrate phyla.

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