Geography and Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Take A Hike Assignment part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students are assigned to take a hike in a location of their choice and write a concise summary of their observations of Earth Science features and processes. This assignment is used near the end of an Earth Systems Science class to encourage students to apply the concepts and terms learned in lecture to a real world setting.
Coastal Management case study part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
After being presented with lecture material on coastal processes and engineering structures, students have small group discussions of a case study on whether a terminal groin should be built on a barrier island on North Carolina's coast. They are presented with opposing editorials that contain additional information.
Earth Sciences - Geography part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is an Earth systems science course that surveys atmosphere and energy balances; global circulation and weather; climate change; water resources, rivers, and coasts; soils and ecosystems. Understanding the causes, processes, and implications of climate change is a unifying theme of the course. A lecture format is followed, but in-class activities are included where possible.
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