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Evolution and Creationism
Katherine Bulinski, Bellarmine University
Creation stories are a central tenant to many of the world's religious traditions and help us to understand our place in the universe. At the same time, scientific evidence demonstrates how earth and the ...
Evolution of the Earth
Kathryn Hoppe, Green River Community College
Goals of class: To discuss the past history of Earth and its inhabitants. It examines how the geologic record can be used to reconstruct how we got where we are today, and how it can help us predict the future.
Earth: Evolution of a Habitable World
This is Earth history taught from a planetary science perspective, comparing it to its neighboring planets. Using a systems approach, students determine how and why the atmosphere and the climate have changed over ...
Evolution of Western North America
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University; Mark Schmitz, Boise State University
This course is designed to provide future geoscientists with a basic understanding of how geological processes have shaped the structure and evolution of the western North American continent. The study of the ...
Science for Non-Scientists
This website hosts all of the materials developed for an undergraduate course called "Science for Non-Scientists." Students enrolled in this course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed very significant gains in critical thinking skills, as measured by the Critical Thinking Assessment test, developed at Tennessee Tech University.
Introduction to Paleontology
Judy Massare, SUNY College at Brockport
The course covers major principles of paleontology: recognizing and describing fossil species, biostratigraphy, classification systems, evolution, paleoecology, and functional morphology.
James Kuwabara, City College of San Francisco
Geologic, chemical and physical history of our oceans including currents, waves, tides and coastal processes. Evolution of the oceans and ocean basins with emphasis on the interaction of the physical environment ...
Introduction to Paleontology
Jack Farmer, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
The course presents an overview of the evolution of our biosphere based on the data of the fossil and molecular records. There is an emphasis on the geological and biological factors that appear to have regulated ...
Julie Bartley, Gustavus Adolphus College;
Catalog Description: The life of the geologic past, including the application of the study of fossils to evolution processes, paleoecology, and biostratigraphy. Laboratories will emphasize invertebrates including ...
Dan Morgan, Vanderbilt University
This course addresses many topics about how rocks break and deform, for which I try to emphasize applications to earthquakes, hydraulic fracturing, hydrocarbon extraction, and landscape evolution.