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Principles of Environmental Geology part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
This course explores the nature, dynamics and human interactions with near-surface geologic environments including aquifers, watersheds, coastlines and wetlands. We will also explore how specific techniques, ...

Earthquakes and Volcanoes part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This is an interdisciplinary science course offered in an online format. A flexible approach based on programmed self-instruction, with frequent tests to monitor progress, substitutes for the usual lecture with ...

The Evolution/Creation Debate part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
In this course students are exposed to the modern scientific theories of the earth and life and to the diverse brands of Christian creationism and how they measure up to scientific analysis. Students explore these ...

Introduction to Applied Geophysics part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Courses
This is a three-credit course with no lab. The course has two parts, an initial Planetary Geophysics component, and a subsequent Exploration Geophysics component. In the Planetary section, the earth's ...

Earth and Life Through Time part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Courses
Students' abilities to use both geological and biological reasoning are developed, to learn about how the rock and fossil records together characterize the history of interaction between biological and ...

World Energy Systems part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This is an idea for an interdisciplinary course examining energy systems, sustainability via multiple learning methods, including lecture, discussions, computer-based geospatial analysis, case studies, and field ...

Environmental Security part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This course explores the link between the environment and national security. It specifically focuses on four key drivers: food, water, infectious disease and energy. If a state cannot secure enough food and water ...

Energy in the Human Environment (GEOS 370) part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Coverage of scientific concepts needed to understand energy and its environmental interactions at the local, regional, national, and global scales; in-depth examination of alternative energy sources and their ...

Geoscience and Global Concerns part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
An exploration of how technologically-based problems facing the United States and the world relate to the Earth system, including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. The set of issues include such ...

Energy and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This course is designed to help students understand the earth energy system and the potential impact of human activity. Students are asked to gather and analyze data regarding energy generation, efficiency, and ...

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge: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.

Course profile: Global Change part of Cutting Edge: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: Geographic Information Systems part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

Conservation of Natural Resources part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Complex Systems:Courses
This course utilizes current literature seminar-style discussions and integrates the virtual world software SECOND LIFE into some of the content/presentations.

Sustainable and Fossil Energy: Options and Consequences part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Energy:Energy Courses
This course will combine lectures, field trips and laboratory exercises to explore the science, technology, and policy implications of sustainable and fossil energy options. The course will be taught in Wyoming and ...

Geochemistry part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Course Design:Goals Database
This course is an introductory geochemistry class that focuses on the application of basic chemical principles and problem-solving to geochemical systems.

Geochemistry part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Course Design:Goals Database
This course will provide an introduction to the topics that are normally covered in a college geochemistry course, but will serve as a substitute for economic geology as well. The primary focus will be to give ...

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Course Design:Goals Database
This is a junior-level igneous and metamorphic petrology course that is meant to give students practical and theoretical backgrounds for identifying, classifying and interpreting igneous and metamorphic rocks, ...

Practical Mineralogy part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Course Design:Goals Database
Hand-specimen identification of minerals. Society's dependence on and utilization of mineral resources. Field trips required. (From the course catalog)

Geophysics Field Methods part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Course Design:Goals Database
Introductory acquisition, processing, and analysis of field geophysical surveys including dc resistivity, gravity, magnetics, and seismic refraction/reflection methods.

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