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Structural Geology and Tectonics part of Teach the Earth:Courses
Rather than taking students through the topics of structural geology in textbook table-of-contents order, this course is framed around having students apply concepts and methods of structural geology and tectonics ...

Structural Geology with Field Geology lab part of Teach the Earth:Courses
In this majors-level course students learn how to 1) collect data for structural and tectonic analyses, 2) synthesize and analyze these data to generate and test hypotheses, and 3) apply these structural and ...

Structural Analysis of Rocks and Regions (SARR) part of Teach the Earth:Courses
SARR aims to reverse the theory-first/application-second approach of most common structural geology textbooks. It confronts students with lectures and practicals on deformed regions around the globe that, combined, ...

Sustainability and the Campus part of Teach the Earth:Courses
Sustainability and the Campus Skip to Main ContentSkip to Navigation Your Account ...

Applied GIS part of Teach the Earth:Courses
This is an introductory GIS course that consists almost entirely of in-class exercises using the ArcGIS software to solve various earth science problems. Students gain experience with finding, downloading and ...

Petrology and Plate Tectonics part of Course Design:Goals Database
This course is organized around the igneous and metamorphic processes that govern the rock cycle, all within the context of plate tectonics. Rather than addressing igneous and metamorphic rocks and processes as ...

Global Climate Change part of Service Learning:Courses
Consequences of global climate change already include: increased drought, heat waves, flood intensity, glacial retreat, and sea level rise. Solutions are needed to reduce human impact on our climate system and to ...

Course profile: Global Change part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
Johnnie Moore, University of Montana Upper level course, 16-30 students Information for this profile was provided by William Woessner in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course Content * Connecting to the ...

Course profile: Quantitative Natural Hazards part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
Arlo Weil, Bryn Mawr 200-level general science course, 16-30 students. Information for this profile was provided by Arlo Weil in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course Content * Connecting to the Future ...

Course profile: Geodynamics I & II part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
University of Minnesota Entry level earth science course sequence, 16-30 students Information for this profile was provided by Martin Saar and Donna Whitney in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course ...

Course profile: Geographic Information Systems part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
Olivet Nazarene University Upper level course, 15 or fewer students Information for this profile was provided by Priscilla Skalac in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course Content * Connecting to the ...

Course profile: Chicago Rocks! Geology in the City part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
Northeastern Illinois University Entry level earth science course, 16-30 students Information for this profile was provided by Karen S. Bartels in 2007. Information is also available on the course website. The ...

Course profile: Environmental Geology part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
University of North Carolina Wilmington Entry level environmental geology course, 31-70 students Information for this profile was provided by John Huntsman in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course ...

Course profile: Geoscience Processes part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
University of Texas at El Paso Entry level course, 15 or fewer students Information for this profile was provided by Richard Langford in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course Content * Connecting to the ...

Course profile: Oceans and Our Global Environment part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
Simon Brassell, Indiana University Entry level oceanography course, 71-150 students Information for this profile was provided by Simon Brassell in 2007. Information is also available on the course website. Jump ...

Course profile: Earth Hazards part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
Paul Bierman, University of Vermont Entry level geologic hazards course, more than 150 students Information for this profile was provided by Paul Bierman in 2007. Information is also available on the course ...

Sarah Fortner: Teaching A Growing Concern in Geology of the Critical Zone at Wittenberg University part of A Growing Concern
This course will give students experience employing the scientific method. Laboratories will include fieldwork and inquiry-based activities. Students will also conduct research on environmental issues within their community and be responsible for conducting a community outreach project. This semester that will include evaluating potential urban wetland sites on vacant city lots. Activities & lectures will encourage interaction and discussion between students. Students will solve problems and work together as real scientists do over memorizing facts (e.g. definitions and equations) that can easily be looked-up.

Martha Murphy: Teaching A Growing Concern in Introduction to Environmental Science at Santa Rosa Junior College part of A Growing Concern
ENVS 12 is an introduction to environmental issues from a scientific perspective, focusing on physical, chemical, and biological processes within the Earth system, the interaction between humans and these processes, and the role of science in finding sustainable solutions. Topics include contemporary environmental issues related to resource use, pollution, and human population growth.

Hannah Scherer: Teaching A Growing Concern in Ecological Agriculture at Virginia Tech part of A Growing Concern
Ecological Agriculture presents an overview of historic and modern agricultural practices. Surveys the principles of ecology in the context of managed ecosystems, civic agriculture, and food systems. Explores ecologically based practices and their use in holistic and integrated agricultural systems.

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy part of Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology 2014:Courses
This is a field-based Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course. We spend one day per week in the field, and have classroom time once a week. There are two weekend field trips.

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