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Historical Geology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Earth History Approach:Examples
This introductory online historical geology class teaches basic scientific principles like evolution and plate tectonics, then reviews Earth history from the Precambrian to the present day. The readings are online ...

California State University Northridge: Liberal Studies Science Experience Capstone Course part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Courses
This laboratory course serves as a culminating science experience for Liberal Studies majors in the pre-credential and ITEP options. An interdisciplinary blend of biology, physics, chemistry, and earth and space ...

Introduction to Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
An introduction to the principles governing the composition and structure of the Earth's crust, and the study of land forms and geological processes on the surface and within the Earth. Topics include: rock ...

Geologic Disasters & the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This class teaches the essentials of geologic disasters and environmental geology to non-major students. Students examine human interactions with Earth and vice versa. This course is taught through a case study ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is a physical geology course covering basic geological principles emphasizing how plate tectonics has shaped the face of Earth. The course is lecture based, and includes several different types of ...

The Earth: Its Physical Environment part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Covering topics in Earth Science including geology, astronomy, oceanography and meteorology, this course is directed toward K-8 pre-service teachers. It is also open to any non-science majors as a lab science ...

Introduction to Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is an introduction to physical geology, with an emphasis on plate tectonics and the environmental and natural disaster aspects of the subject. It is designed for non-science majors who are meeting their ...

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 ...

Evolution of the Earth part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
Goals of class: To discuss the past history of Earth and its inhabitants. It examines how the geologic record can be used to reconstruct how we got where we are today, and how it can help us predict the future.

Introductory Astronomy: Syllabus and Study Guides part of Process of Science:Courses
An integrated lecture-lab introductory astronomy course with topics limited primarily to the nature and evolution of stars. Also included is the changing appearance of the night sky with time and place, the nature ...

Astronomy part of Process of Science:Courses
Introductory level astronomy. The course focuses not only the science of astronomy but also on how astronomers learn about the night sky. Students spend considerable time with data, both raw (which in astronomy is ...

Oceanography (an introduction) part of Courses
Lecture class that meets 3 hrs per week (either 3 hrs/once a week at night or 1.5 hrs/twice a week) and covers the following topics. The ocean environment. Physical, chemical, biological, geological, and ecological ...

Oceanography Lab (an introduction) part of Courses
Lab class that meets 3 hrs per week (one day) and covers the following topics. Exploration of the ocean environment. Nautical and bathymetric charts; ocean floor features, sediments, and rocks; physical and ...

Geologic Field Excursion part of Courses
Field excursions will be taken to study the geology of specific areas such as the Black Hills, Central Colorado, Death Valley, Colorado Plateau, Hawaii, Central America, or others. Topics will include rock types, ...

GEOL 1114 General Geology (Online Lecture with Hybrid Lab) part of Courses
I facilitate two sections of a 4 semester unit General Geology course (lecture plus lab) in an online/hybrid format. Students take the traditional "lecture" portion online using a course management ...

Introduction to Physical Geology part of Courses
This course is an introduction to the principles governing the composition and structure of the Earth, and the study of land forms and geological processes on the surface and within the Earth. Topics include: rock ...

Introduction to Physical Geology part of Courses
Introduction to Physical Geology is a broad, first-level science course appropriate for all students needing to complete science coursework. Basic topics in physical geology are covered with real-world data ...

Earth Science - ESC1000 part of Courses
ESC1000 - Earth Science, is an introductory-level survey course covering the earth sciences. Physical geology represents about 60% of the course content, with meteorology/climatology and physical oceanography ...

Internet Historical Geology (GEOL 1404-N1) part of Courses
General principles of historical geology with emphasis on evolution of Earth and life through time. The internet format permits students to meet course requirements in a wide variety of schedule/location situations ...

GOL 135: Field Studies in Geology - Geology of the Billy Goat Trail part of Courses
One-day field trip course with pre-trip reading and post-trip essay. This field trip will examine the geology of Maryland's Bear Island, considering the metamorphic and igneous rocks exposed by the river, ...

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