Intro to Geomorphology: Mountains, Rivers, Deserts
University of Utah
University with graduate programs, including doctoral programs
This is a course that is listed BOTH as a General Education Physical Science Class, and as an upper level course for majors and graduate students.
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi
Special Interest: Complex Systems
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14)
Course Type: Entry Level:Earth System Science
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Complex Systems
This is an intro-level survey class with no prerequisites and will satisfy the General Education requirements of undergraduates. There are no labs or exercises required. There is a field trip with the class, and although it is required, only 60% of the students attend. The class is crosslisted as an upper-level Geography class that is suitable for advanced and graduate students. More than 80% of the enrollment are undergraduate students majoring in social science, humanities, fine arts, languages, or business.
This course will address how various
PROCESSES have affected the MATERIALS comprising the Earth's surface over
various spatio-temporal SCALES, and those CYCLES that subsequently create and
I do care about these kinds of goals, and they certainly do play into my course. For example, I assign "break-out groups" that discuss some local controversial issues.... but at present I have to say that I don't have a scripted statement on how my courses affect attitudinal goals...
How course activities and course structure help students achieve these goals:
I do care about these kinds of goals, but at present I have to say that I don't have a scripted statement on this.
Exams, take-home, individual accomplishments as sussed by the students themselves.
Syllabus (Acrobat (PDF) 202kB May2 08)