University of Massachusetts-Amherst
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Computerized Field Trip Preview of the Berkshire Mountains part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is a computer (Windows, Macintosh) based exercise designed to take about two hours. Students use a 5 page short-answer study sheet with the Berkshire Field Trip Map, Guidebook and associated images of the Dynamic Digital Map of New England (DDM-NE) to preview and put field trip stops in context, both spatially (regional and plate tectonic setting) and temporally (outcrop relationship to the geologic history of this part of the Appalachian Mountains). The DDM-NE can be downloaded and used via the web from anywhere with a reasonably fast internet connection.
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Physical Geology (The Earth) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a Physical Geology course aimed at science majors. The intent is to give you an understanding of the processes that produce the planet on which we live. The weekly three-hour lab lab includes five field excursions. The background you need includes a basic high school chemistry course (we'll briefly review what you need from that class when we use it in this course), math through pre calculus and the ability to write clear, concise English.