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Physical Geology

David Hirsch

Western Washington University
University with graduate programs, primarily masters programs


Survey course in physical geology

Course URL: http://geology.wwu.edu/dept/faculty/hirschd/courses/courses.shtml
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Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Course Information, Course Site
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Ready for Use: Ready to Use
Course Type: Entry Level:Physical Geology
Topics: Solid Earth
Course Size:


Course Context:

This is an introductory course with no pre-requisites and is designed for non-majors. There is a separate lab section that is required, but not dedicated to this lecture (other lectures feed into the same set of labs). Most students take the course as a general education requirement.

Course Goals:

All goals are listed on the course website under "objectives". They are quite detailed, and are too long to retype here.

How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:

Students know that the goals are the basis for the course. They know that all exams are derived from the learning objectives. Exam performance is directly correlated to meeting the goals.


Muddiest point assessments & exams.

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