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Invertebrate Paleontology part of Examples
This is a classic evolution-and-fossils kind of course. Students go through major invertebrate groups, examine and interpret fossils and assemblages. Rather than approach the whole world chronologically, the course ...

Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Evolution

Historical Geology part of Examples
This introductory online historical geology class teaches basic scientific principles like evolution and plate tectonics, then reviews Earth history from the Precambrian to the present day. The readings are online ...

Subject: Geoscience, :Geology:Historical Geology, Geoscience:Geology

Wonderful Life part of Examples
This course uses the Ediacaran fauna as a focus to teach about evolution, the nature of science, and how to write well. The students start off reading "Wonderful Life" (Gould, 1989 ), which deals with ...

Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Evolution , Biology:Evolution

Earth: Evolution of a Habitable World part of Examples
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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Anthropogenic causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Historical Geology, Geoscience

Earth History part of Examples
This Earth history class is intended for non-geoscience majors and follows a chronological structure, starting with the Big Bang and finishing in the anthropogenic period. Abridged from the syllabus: This course is ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Historical Geology, Geoscience

History of Geology part of Examples
This is a history-of-geology course that includes a great deal of Earth history material. From the syllabus: The historical development of geology as a scientific discipline from ancient civilizations to the modern ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Geoscience:Geology, Geoscience

The Scientific Method and the Paradox of Controversy part of Examples
This course is an excellent example of Earth history taught from the perspective of the history of geology. Not only does it teach some of the most important concepts in geology, but it also teaches the students ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geoscience

Global Climate Change part of Examples
This interdisciplinary courses focuses on how and why Earth's climate has changed thoughout its history and how it is likely to change in the near future. It draws from geology, chemistry, meteorology, ...

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience, Environmental Science:Policy, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect

Processes and Concepts of Geology part of Examples
This is an example of a physical-historical geology course, an excellent vehicle for teaching plate tectonics. From the syllabus: This course begins with an introduction to basic Earth materials and analyses of ...

Subject: Geoscience, :Geology