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Natural Hazards & Environment (ISP-203 B - 002) part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Courses
This is a geology majors/non-majors course that addresses the science and public policy issues related to tectonic and atmospheric hazards.

Introduction to Applied Geophysics part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Courses
This is a three-credit course with no lab. The course has two parts, an initial Planetary Geophysics component, and a subsequent Exploration Geophysics component. In the Planetary section, the earth's ...

Environmental Systems: Landscapes and Water part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Courses
This course introduces students to the sciences of hydrology and geomorphology, which are two branches of physical Geography dealing with earth surface processes.

Geological Perspective part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Courses
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 ...

Introduction to Environmental Science part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Introduction to environmental science course for non-science majors. Covers basic ecological concepts such as species interactions, types of ecosystems, effects of altitude, latitude, and so on. Also includes ...

Earth and Life Through Time part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Courses
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 part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Courses
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 part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Courses
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 ...

Earth System History part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Upper level (advanced undergraduates, graduate students) course on the history of the Earth system. Includes methods in stratigraphy, paleogeography, and geochronology. Lectures and seminar discussions of the ...

Metamorphic Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
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
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). ...

Geology and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Geology and the Environment course focuses on the fundamentals of physical geology, and also integrates significant material pertaining to human interactions with their environment. The course is open to majors and ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a rather standard course in physical geology, except that some common topics are omitted (deserts, coastlines, marine geology), shortened (glaciers), or included/expanded (geologic time, the history of life ...

Earth Systems Science part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Our Earth Systems Science course is a fairly traditional lecture-style earth science survey course, designed to fulfill a Natural Environment requirement from a defunct general education program. The lab section ...

Introduction to Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introduction to Geology is a survey of the major topics within the geology discipline. There is a strong emphasis on solid earth principles and earth materials during the first half of the semester while the second ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course provides a study of the structure and composition of the Earth's crust. Emphasis is placed on weathering, erosional and depositional processes, mountain building forces, rocks and minerals, and ...

Environmental Science 110 Laboratory part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Laboratory and field demonstration and exercises in environmental science. Weekly exercises or field trips.

Sustainable Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This four-hour natural science course provides an understanding of important Earth resources and how their utilization impacts the environment through water pollution, air pollution and hazardous waste production. ...

Environmental and Applied Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Standard hazards and resources geology course. I continually emphasize physics and chemical processes that drive geologic outcomes, make students do a bit of math, and always incorporate current events.

GEO235: The Physical Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is an introduction to physical geology and geological processes. Topics include earth materials and structure, geologic time, internal and surface processes, and current issues in geoscience research. ...