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Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is a large lecture course (140-200 students) with 6-8 2 hour lab sections (24-25 students each) taught by me or another faculty member. Because 75-90% of the students in this course are taking it as a ...

Physical Geography part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a course introducing physical geography, which examines the processes and features that shape the Earth. We introduce the tools used by physical geographers to understand and analyze these Earth systems. We ...

NASC130 - Principles of Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introduces the basic principles of geology. Topics covered include the origin of Earth; the classification and origin of the minerals and rocks composing Earth; discussion of geologic features and processes such as ...

Our Geologic Environment (GSCI 100) part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a physical geology/Earth science course aimed at non-science majors. In the lecture students learn basic geological concepts and are encouraged to see how these ideas apply to their own lives. The course ...

Honors Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introduction to Physical Geology using Grotzinger et al. This is an honors section of the course so it is taught at a higher level and more work is required. This class is also certified as communication intensive ...

Physical Geography part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is an overview of both the atmospheric and geomorphologic aspects of physical geography. The first half of the semester deals with atmospheric processes and meteorology, including climate change. The ...

World Natural Environments part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is an introductory physical geography course that explores the dynamics of the earth's physical environment including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere and the linkages between these ...

Historical Geology (Earth History 1404) part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introduction to geologic time; relative and actual age-dating methods; stratigraphic principles; origin of the Universe, Solar System, atmosphere, oceans, life; plate tectonics; changes on the Earth's surface ...

Introduction to Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is designed for science and non-science majors. It is the study of the overall structure of the earth and the rocks which form the crust. It is an introduction to the process of weathering and erosion ...

General Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
General Geology is a survey of the many facets of geology and Earth Science, from the formation of the Universe and Solar System to rocks and minerals to geologic processes and hazards. The course design is based ...

Earth Science part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
A survey course that introduces fundamentals of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The companion Earth Science laboratory (GEOL 8L) is recommended for students needing a lab to transfer to a 4-year ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
Formation of the Earth and its evolution through geologic time. Physical processes within and on the Earth.

(Introduction to) Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
Physical Geology is a course in which students will learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, Earth's history, the processes that shape Earth's surface, and about Earth's resources. Students will witness ...

Earth and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
Environmental issues begin with Earth materials and processes. Provides the conceptual framework for understanding Earth systems and how these operate over the short term (generational lifespan) and long term ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course provides a study of the structure and composition of the earth's crust. Emphasis is placed on processes that affect the crust including plate tectonics, weathering, deposition, volcanism, mountain ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a rather standard course in physical geology, except that some common topics are omitted (deserts, coastlines, marine geology), shortened (glaciers), or included/expanded (geologic time, the history of life ...

Earth Systems Science part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
Our Earth Systems Science course is a fairly traditional lecture-style earth science survey course, designed to fulfill a Natural Environment requirement from a defunct general education program. The lab section ...

Introduction to Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introduction to Geology is a survey of the major topics within the geology discipline. There is a strong emphasis on solid earth principles and earth materials during the first half of the semester while the second ...

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course provides a study of the structure and composition of the Earth's crust. Emphasis is placed on weathering, erosional and depositional processes, mountain building forces, rocks and minerals, and ...

Physical Geology (The Earth) part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is a Physical Geology course aimed at science majors. The intent is to give you an understanding of the processes that produce the planet on which we live. The weekly three-hour lab lab includes five field ...

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