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Course descriptions for teaching geoscientific thinking

These course descriptions were submitted by faculty in preparation for the Teaching the Methods of Geoscience workshop in June 2012. In some cases, participants submitted a supplement calling out the ways in which the course explicitly addressed teaching geoscientific thinking for a course they had previously submitted.

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Physical Geology
Joel Aquino, Gainesville State College
This course, Physical Geology, is a college-level introductory course whose general aim is to provide an "overall" perspective about earth science. It is never meant to be comprehensive in scope but ...

Physical Geology Laboratory
Beth Dushman, Del Mar College
This page describes a freshman-level Physical Geology Laboratory class taught at a community college. This course covers basic Earth processes (streams, tectonics, groundwater) and Earth materials (minerals and ...

Physical Geology
Ntungwa Maasha, College of Coastal Georgia
Physical Geology is a University of Georgia System course that "covers Earth materials and processes". It may be offered as a one credit course (GEOL1121L ) requiring two hours of lab weekly, a three ...

Principles of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Julie Stoughton, University of Nevada-Reno
NRES 100 provides a general introduction to issues and topics related to natural resources, hydrology, conservation biology and environmental sciences. Students attend a one day fieldtrip to a nearby Sierra Nevada ...

Global Climate Change and Earth History
Bob Mackay, Clark College
This course introduces students to Global Change Science through lecture presentations, classroom discussions, assigned readings, and activities designed specifically to complement lecture topics. The course is ...

History and Nature of Science
Jeff Thomas, Central Connecticut State University
This course examines the development of science, mathematics, and technology in order to understand our natural world. Specifically, this course focuses on the nature of scientific knowledge that is created through ...

Intro Astronomy the Solar System
Declan De Paor, Old Dominion University
An introduction to the Solar System with an emphasis on the scientific method of inquiry. I incorporate more Earth Science than normal in an astronomy course.

Inquiry into Earth and Space Science
Kyle Gray, University of Northern Iowa
Inquiry into Earth and Space Science is a semester-long content course developed for pre-service elementary teachers that uses inquiry learning to teach concepts related to rocks, minerals, groundwater, stream ...

Field studies, Central California
Becca Walker, Mt San Antonio College
Field studies of Central California is an introductory field geology course for community college students. Students meet for 3 hours per week of lecture, take one 4-day field trip to the Eastern Sierras to study ...

Advanced Field Geology
Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University - Downtown Phoenix
This is a field-based course, taught during four weekends, spread out over the semester. Each trip generally visits a different locality in order to expose students to diverse types of geology, everything from ...


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