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Principles of Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
The study of geomorphology provides a working understanding of the terminology of landforms and a basic understanding of the processes and history of landscape evolution.

Introduction to Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
An introduction to the study of the earth, particularly the structure, composition, distribution and modification of earth materials, and processes that shape the surface of the earth. Four hours lecture and three ...

Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Five-credit (quarter system), junior-level field-oriented course in geomorphology that emphasizes locally observable (and measurable) geomorphic processes: rivers, hillslopes, mass wasting, glaciers.

Earth History part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
An overview of the 4.5 billion-year history of our planet as revealed by analysis and interpretation of the geologic and paleontologic record preserved in rocks of the earth's crust.

History of Life part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This Honor's Geology Class provides an overview of the origin and evolution life. The course uses geological and paleontological methods to help the student appreciate scientific approaches to testing and ...

Geology of the National Parks part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is an introductory physical geology course for 64-100 mainly non-science students that uses the National Parks as the focus. Modules are built around a geology theme, such as structure or sedimentary rocks, ...

GEO 1001 - Earth and Its Environments part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
The goal of this course is to be an effective 'concluding' earth science course, one that explicitly provides students with the knowledge they need to become more informed citizens in a global community ...

Historical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is an introductory study of geologic history of the Earth. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of rocks and fossils as a means of understanding the Earth's history.

Geological Disasters: Agents of Chaos part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and asteroid impacts are all part of the geologic evolution of the earth. For many different reasons, humans are exposed to the often ...

Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database

Geomorphology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course includes a study of the nature of landforms. Qualitative and quantitative aspects of landform analysis in the field and laboratory using maps and aerial photographs are introduced.

General Science 30 Independent Research part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Faculty-mentored independent library or laboratory research in one of the science disciplines or an interdisciplinary science. Students will prepare a final project for presentation.

General Science 30 Independent Research part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Faculty-mentored independent library or laboratory research in one of the science disciplines or an interdisciplinary science. Students will prepare a final project for presentation.

Petrology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Course focuses primarily on igneous petrology with limited metamorphic petrology content. Course is typically taken by junior or senior students.

Structural Geology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
A structural geology / tectonics course

Physical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course provides a comprehensive overview of physical geology for non-majors as well as potential majors. About 1% of students who take this course will become majors in earth science.

Introductory Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Geology 100 is a General Education introductory geology course covering earth materials, surficial processes, internal processes, and a brief overview of Earth history. The objectives of the course are to provide ...

The Ocean Planet part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course examines the Earth in three different settings. First, the Earth's place in the universe (origins of the universe, sun, Earth and other planets). Second, the Earth as a whole (Earth structure, ...

GLG 111 - The Dynamic Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is being revised as part of a 2-year university-funded project entitled "Developing, Implementing, and Assessing Active-Learning Modules for 100-Level Geology Foundation Courses." The ...

Geology of National Parks part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Geology of the National Parks uses selected U.S. National Parks to introduce students to the regional geology of the United States. The course covers about 20 U.S. National Parks representing various geologic ...