Geology, Environmental Studies
Study of the Horsepen Creek Stream System part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is an in depth laboratory exercise that can be adapted to any stream system, and has been successfully implemented with classes composed primarily of non-majors. This field exercise allows students to go through the entire process of forming hypotheses, collecting data, and analyzing/presenting their work in a professional format.
Fun with foam, demonstrating strike and dip in class part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Colorful foam sheets are used in a classroom or lab setting to introduce students to the concept of strike and dip. It is interactive, and the instructor or TA's can quickly see which students are 'getting' it and which might need a little more individual assistance.
Fun with Foam: Introduction to Strike and Dip part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is a hands-on activity designed to help students better visualize and become more familiar with the strike and dip of deformed beds.
Map Analysis of a Restraining Bend part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
The goal is for students to study the map and recognize the geometric relationships and geomorphic expression of a restraining bend along a strike slip fault.
Using deformed critters to determine angular shear and shear strain part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Activities
This activity provides a step by step example to help students figure out how to determine the angular shear and shear strain, using fossils with bilateral symmetry. Students first complete the work on an idealized critter, and then on a sheared trilobite using simple graphical techniques and basic trigonometry.
Structural Geology part of Cutting Edge:Structural Geology:Structure, Geophysics, and Tectonics 2012:Courses
An introductory structural geology course that includes the study of stress and strain, rheology, qualitative aspects of brittle and ductile deformation processes, and descriptive analysis. Tectonics is also integrated into the course, primarily through field trips and individual case studies focused on petroleum resources.
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 non-majors, and includes a required lab session that gives students the opportunity to observe and study geologic processes both in the lab and out in the field. This course satisfies the natural science general education requirement for Guilford College.
A Truly Interdisciplinary Approach: Environmental Studies at Guilford College part of Integrate:Workshops:Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability:Essays
Angela M. Moore, Geology, Environmental Studies, Guilford College The Environmental Studies (ENVS) program at Guilford College is a highly interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the understanding of systems and ...
Environmental Studies at Guilford College part of Integrate:Workshops:Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability:Programs
Information for this profile was provided by Angela M. Moore, Environmental Studies, Geology, Guilford College. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a ...