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Energy, Power and Transportation part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
Tom Termes, Black Hills State University
This course provides an understanding of the principles of energy, power, transportation, and applied technology. Topics, among others, include technological literacy, history, and industrial uses of energy, power, ...

Solar Energy part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
Scott Cummings, Kenyon College
Solar Energy (CHEM 108) is a one-semester chemistry lecture and discussion course designed for students majoring outside of the natural sciences. With an emphasis on quantitative reasoning, the course explores the ...

Science outreach - Public Understanding of Science part of SENCER:Science outreach - Public Understanding of Science
Hannah Alexander, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 Public Understanding of Science is an interactive course that aims to train students to ...

GEOS 195 "Introduction to Fossil Fuels" part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
James Staub, University of Montana-Missoula, The
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 ...

The Earth's Energy Resources (GEOL 115) part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
Richard Kettler, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
This course examines the geology of energy resources. Emphasis is placed on those energy resources that society values most highly and consumes most voraciously. We emphasize those aspects of geology that are ...

Energy and Your State part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
Sid Halsor, Wilkes Community College
This is an idea for a course that provides a framework to examine the historical and contemporary uses of traditional and alternative energy sources in your state. The focus provides a more geologic context on ...

Energy Resources part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
Allen Kihm, Minot State University
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.

Prehistoric Life: DNA to Dinosaurs (Geology 121) part of SENCER:Prehistoric Life: DNA to Dinosaurs
Dr. Alison Olcott Marshall, Assistant Professor, and Kelsey S. Bitting Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, University of Kansas Geology 121, "Prehistoric Life: DNA to Dinosaurs" is an ...

Discovery Science (SCI 100) part of SENCER:Discovery Science
Dr. Kathleen M. Browne, Department of Geological, Environmental, and Marine Sciences, Rider University The Discovery Science course, paired with a liberal arts course, guides liberal arts students without a ...

Introduction to Technological Design part of SENCER:Intro Technological Design
Dr. Komal Magsi Research Assistant Professor, Technology and Society, Stony Brook University Komal.magsi@Stonybrook.edu This course introduces undergraduate students to technological design through the ...

Oil and Water (Geog 7) part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
Catherine Gautier, University of California-Santa Barbara
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 ...

Geoscience and Global Concerns part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
Glenn Richard, SUNY at Stony Brook
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:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
Chris Sinton, Ithaca College
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 ...

Energy and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
Edward Stermer, Illinois Central College
This course provides students not majoring in science with an opportunity to study world energy and environmental issues while learning basic concepts of physical science (physics, chemistry, earth science).

Hazards and Resources (ENVS 105) part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
Christine Metzger, Whittier College
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, ...

World Energy Systems part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
Anne Hall, Emory University
This is an idea for an interdisciplinary course examining energy systems, sustainability via multiple learning methods, including lecture, discussions, computer-based geospatial analysis, case studies, and field ...

Global Environmental Obstacles part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
Walter Borowski, Eastern Kentucky University
The course uses Mackenzie's Our Changing Planet as a template and investigates world population, diminishing water resources, anthropogenic effects on the atmosphere (ozone hole and acid rain), and global ...

Conservation of Natural Resources part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Courses
Jeff Wilson, University of Texas at Brownsville, The
This course utilizes current literature seminar-style discussions and integrates the virtual world software SECOND LIFE into some of the content/presentations.

Science, Society, & Global Catastrophes part of SENCER:Science, Society, & Global Catastrophes
Theo Koupelis, University of Wisconsin - Marathon
Catastrophes are used to introduce students tophysics, meterology, epidemiology, the chemistry of greenhouse gases, and statistics. 60 students and five faculty on five campuses are linked by compressed video. Assignments emphasize critical thinking and writing skills, and include group projects, interpretation of data, analysis of journal articles, and mathematical and statistical modeling exercises.

Oil, Water and Climate part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Courses
Catherine Gautier, University of California-Santa Barbara
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 ...

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