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Environmental Analysis part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Humans have had a dramatic impact on the chemistry of the earth's environment. In this course, we study the chemistry of molecules in the air, water, and soil. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the ...

GEOL 1001 Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Physical Geology examines the physical and chemical processes that operate within Earth's dynamic systems, including the tectonic system responsible for earthquakes, volcanoes, and mountain-building, as well ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
A non-majors service course, ESC 111 is a survey of earth science topics from mineralogy to hydrology to climatology. The linked lab allows the students to actively explore topics in lecture in a hands-on way.

Principles of Environmental Geology part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
This course explores the nature, dynamics and human interactions with near-surface geologic environments including aquifers, watersheds, coastlines and wetlands. We will also explore how specific techniques, ...

Climatology part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
This course is designed to help students gain a scientific understanding of the physical aspects of Earth's climate system and the factors that influence climate change. We explore the global balance of energy ...

Modeling Earth and Environmental Systems part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
In this course, students will build and use models of climatic, hydrologic, geochemical, and human systems, explore the basic concepts of systems modeling, use models to test hypotheses, and find out about the ...

The Earth's Climate System part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
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 ...

Oil, Water and Climate part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Oil and water are two key strategic resources dominating the international scene. This class provides an overview of global distributions of oil and water resources and analyzes some of the social, economic, and ...

Conservation of Natural Resources part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
This course utilizes current literature seminar-style discussions and integrates the virtual world software SECOND LIFE into some of the content/presentations.

Biogeochemical Processes and Cycles part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
An investigation into the various biogeochemical cycles (C,N,P,S, and metals), the microorganisms and the chemical reactions that take place during theses cycles, the environments in which theses processes occur ...

Historical Geology part of Goals Database

Invertebrate Paleontology part of Goals Database

Soil Resources 153 part of Goals Database
Introductory soil science course. Covers soil development and properties, land use, and management.

Natural Hazards and Disasters part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course provides a survey of earth sciences through an examination of natural hazards. Consumers, voters, and decision-makers need to understand the impact of these hazards, how the hazards are changing due to ...

Introduction to Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This is an online, introductory course in Oceanography, introducing physical, geological, chemical, and biological Oceanography to general education students. Students read the text book and take quizzes. Each week ...

Introduction to Geology part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
Physical Geology Online is a traditional introductory course covering minerals and rocks, interior processes, geologic time, and earth surface processes. Online lecture notes and weekly labs give the course a ...

Earthquakes and Volcanoes part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This is an interdisciplinary science course offered in an online format. A flexible approach based on programmed self-instruction, with frequent tests to monitor progress, substitutes for the usual lecture with ...

General Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course focuses on the scientific examination of the impact of the oceans on global society, and human impacts on the oceans, through web-based exercises, bulletin board discussions, and field studies of local ...

Online Physical Geology for Educators 710 (graduate level) part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
Graduate level Physical Geology for Educators Course description: Earth's internal structure, plate tectonics, the rock cycle, weathering and earth materials, natural resources, geochemical cycles and the ...

Geochemistry part of Goals Database
Application of chemistry to study the distribution and cycling of elements in the crust of the earth. Includes chemical bonding and crystallization, phase rules and phase diagrams, chemical equilibria, theories on ...

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