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Introduction to Geology
In Intro to Geology, students discover how to read and interpret landscapes and the geological products that they comprise. Topics explored include minerals, igneous processes, weathering, landslides, streams, ...
Techniques for Teaching Laboratory Activities in the Secondary Science Classroom
This course provides science education majors with the opportunity to learn science laboratory teaching techniques; emphasis will be placed on the requirements for New York State classrooms. Topics will include the ...
Introduction to Physical Geology
This course is an introduction to geoscience; the study of how the Earth works. Humans around the world are impacted every day by geologic phenomena, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and also by access to natural resources such as oil, metals, and water. I hope that students will develop a new appreciation of the natural world, an understanding of the physical processes that have gone into making the Earth as we know it, and an awareness of how Montana fits into the global picture. We will also delve into the nature of science: what is science?; what is the process of science involve?; what defines "good" science? This knowledge will help students make informed decisions about issues that affect humankind.
Evolution of Western North America
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 ...
In this introduction to physical geology course, we explore rocks exposed near campus, and do our best to interpret the processes that formed them.
The students are exposed to the geophysical methods that geologists and civil engineers use to examine a number of different geological and environmental problems. While it will be important to understand the ...
The Scientific Method and the Paradox of Controversy
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 ...
Watersheds and Rivers
This course uses simple yet authentic methods to describe properties of a local river system in order to better understand how all rivers function. The process of science is explicitly discussed and examined ...
Error and the Nature of Science
Understanding the nature of science, especially how scientists err, is an essential tool for assessing the reliability and scope of scientific claims perceiving the scope of these claims making personal and public ...
A survey course for ninth grade students. The course provides an introduction to specific topics in Biology/Ecology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics