Thomas Nelson Community College
Introduction to Physical Geology part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Courses
Introduction to Physical Geology is a broad, first-level science course appropriate for all students needing to complete science coursework. Basic topics in physical geology are covered with real-world data assignments and current events discussions supplementing readings and other assessments for content comprehension.
Building Success Skills into an Oceanography Curriculum part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges:Supporting Student Success:Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges:Essays
Student success and developing those necessary skills in students extends beyond the geosciences and while I use geoscience topics, I work to address and develop cross-curricular success skills throughout assignments all semester. This is true in all classes that I teach, but I will describe how this has been built into the introduction to oceanography classes at Thomas Nelson Community College.
A "Jobs in Geosciences" Speaker Series: Addressing What Geologists Really Do part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges:Workforce, Transfer, and Careers:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
The geology department at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) recently initiated a program to bring geologists employed in a variety of fields to campus. Noted both anecdotally and through survey data collected about perceptions and careers in geosciences, students often have misconceptions about what geologists actually do in their various job functions. To address these misconceptions, the "jobs in geosciences" speaker series was started. This was funded by a small grant from the TNCC Educational Foundation.