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Principles of Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
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; ...

Hazards and Resources (ENVS 105) part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Hazards and Resources provides an introduction to Earth science, emphasizing the role of geology in environmental issues. The course focuses on geohazards (including floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, ...

Environmental Security part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This course explores the link between the environment and national security. It specifically focuses on four key drivers: food, water, infectious disease and energy. If a state cannot secure enough food and water ...

Oil and Water (Geog 7) part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Oil (energy) and water are two key strategic resources dominating the international scene and for which people have been and will continue to fight and go to war over. Energy and water play a major role in most of ...

Energy in the Human Environment (GEOS 370) part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Coverage of scientific concepts needed to understand energy and its environmental interactions at the local, regional, national, and global scales; in-depth examination of alternative energy sources and their ...

Energy Resources part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
A survey of fossil fuel, nuclear, renewable and unconventional energy sources. Emphasis is on origin, use and implications of development. Field trips include visits to various energy producing sites.

The Energy Crisis (ESCI/PHYS 385) part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Broad survey of energy fundamentals, renewable and nonrenewable energy options, environmental impacts, and politics. In addition to lectures there are many demonstrations, students must bring energy-related current ...

Climate Discovery part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Climate Discovery is a series of three courses offered via NCAR Online Education for professional development of middle and high school science educators.

Geoscience and Global Concerns part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
An exploration of how technologically-based problems facing the United States and the world relate to the Earth system, including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. The set of issues include such ...

Energy and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This course is designed to help students understand the earth energy system and the potential impact of human activity. Students are asked to gather and analyze data regarding energy generation, efficiency, and ...

GEOS 195 "Introduction to Fossil Fuels" part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
A a rigorous introductory course designed to provide an overview of geologic, geochemical, and geophysical principles and concepts associated with fossil fuel origins, exploration, development, production, and ...

PC 121 - Energy and Society part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Explores the nature and properties of energy. Emphasizes a scientific understanding of energy and is role in the global society. Examines current and alternative energy sources used to meet the needs of a growing ...

Introduction to Geology 1 part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is an introductory geology for majors and nonmajors. Students study the Earth, its materials, its characteristics, its dynamic processes, and how it relates to people. A separate lab (GEOL 1030) is optional. ...

Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
An introductory course on surface processes and landforms, with an emphasis on landforms and processes the are or have been dominant in the vicinity of Union College (eastern NY state)

Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course focuses on the origin and development of landforms created by fluvial, glacial, and eolian processes. In addition, the relationships of landforms to underlying geologic structures and the history of ...

Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Geomorphology is the study of the earth's surface: the processes that shape the surface of the earth, as well as the forms and features created by these processes. Through lectures, labs, field trips and ...

Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course is designed to introduce students to the processes that shape the surface of the Earth.

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is a large lecture course (140-200 students) with 6-8 2 hour lab sections (24-25 students each) taught by me or another faculty member. Because 75-90% of the students in this course are taking it as a ...

Physical Geography part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a course introducing physical geography, which examines the processes and features that shape the Earth. We introduce the tools used by physical geographers to understand and analyze these Earth systems. We ...

Introduction to Physical Geology (unofficially called Geology for Engineers) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This intro geology course for engineers attempts to engage the often-unwilling students who take few if any additional geology classes, yet require an understanding of the geologic processes and materials with ...