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Petrology and Plate Tectonics part of Course Design:Goals Database
This course is organized around the igneous and metamorphic processes that govern the rock cycle, all within the context of plate tectonics. Rather than addressing igneous and metamorphic rocks and processes as ...

Global Climate Change part of Service Learning:Courses
Consequences of global climate change already include: increased drought, heat waves, flood intensity, glacial retreat, and sea level rise. Solutions are needed to reduce human impact on our climate system and to ...

Course profile: Global Change part of 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: Quantitative Natural Hazards part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
Arlo Weil, Bryn Mawr 200-level general science course, 16-30 students. Information for this profile was provided by Arlo Weil in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course Content * Connecting to the Future ...

Course profile: Geodynamics I & II part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
University of Minnesota Entry level earth science course sequence, 16-30 students Information for this profile was provided by Martin Saar and Donna Whitney in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course ...

Course profile: Geographic Information Systems part of 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 ...

Course profile: Chicago Rocks! Geology in the City part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
Northeastern Illinois University Entry level earth science course, 16-30 students Information for this profile was provided by Karen S. Bartels in 2007. Information is also available on the course website. The ...

Course profile: Environmental Geology part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
University of North Carolina Wilmington Entry level environmental geology course, 31-70 students Information for this profile was provided by John Huntsman in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course ...

Course profile: Geoscience Processes part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
University of Texas at El Paso Entry level course, 15 or fewer students Information for this profile was provided by Richard Langford in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course Content * Connecting to the ...

Course profile: Oceans and Our Global Environment part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
Simon Brassell, Indiana University Entry level oceanography course, 71-150 students Information for this profile was provided by Simon Brassell in 2007. Information is also available on the course website. Jump ...

Course profile: Earth Hazards part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Courses
Paul Bierman, University of Vermont Entry level geologic hazards course, more than 150 students Information for this profile was provided by Paul Bierman in 2007. Information is also available on the course ...

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy part of 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.

Glacial & Pleistocene Geology part of Course Design:Goals Database
During this course, we examine how glaciers and ice sheets move, why they form the landscapes they do, and what has characterized the geology of the Pleistocene period. Throughout the term, we focus on thinking and ...

Introduction to the Geosciences part of Course Design:Goals Database
This course focuses on physical geology. The course focuses on 5 Big Ideas including Plate Tectonics, The Rock Cycle, Geologic Time, Geoscience Research and Scientific Thinking. There are also four skills that are ...

Metamorphic Petrology part of Course Design:Goals Database
Metamorphic petrology covers the chemical and physical work done in natural systems in response to changing physical conditions. Petrogenetic processes such as recrystallization, continuous and discontinuous ...

Petrotectonics part of Course Design:Goals Database
Exploration of the processes by which igneous rocks solidify from magma (e.g., volcanoes), and metamorphic rocks form in response to pressure, temperature, and chemical changes (e.g., mountain building). ...

Earth System History part of Course Design:Goals Database
Upper level (advanced undergraduates, graduate students) course on the history of the Earth system. Includes methods in stratigraphy, paleogeography, and geochronology. Lectures and seminar discussions of the ...

Geological Perspective part of Rates and Time:Courses
General education Earth science class for non-science majors. Covers topics from formation of the universe to current issues in global change. Class is offered in a lecture setting, but is highly interactive, with ...

Historical Geology part of Rates and Time:Courses
This course will be taught once per year. It provides an overview of geological and biological processes and of major geological and evolutionary events in Earth's history. It uses lecture and hands-on ...

Earth and Life Through Time part of 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 ...

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