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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 ...

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: 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: 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: 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Natural Hazards & Environment (ISP-203 B - 002) part of Geodesy:Courses
This is a geology majors/non-majors course that addresses the science and public policy issues related to tectonic and atmospheric hazards.

Introduction to Volcanology part of Course Design:Goals Database
The course will introduce students to Plate tectonics and volcanoes; including the processes that takes place at active volcanoes (eruptive mechanisms, effusive and explosive volcanism); methods and instrumentation ...

Environmental Geochemistry part of Course Design:Goals Database
This course focuses on geochemical processes that occur at or near the surface which are of particular importance to environmental quality and therefore to humans. During the first few weeks of the course students ...

Introduction to Remote Sensing part of Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course introduces students to the basics of remote sensing, characteristics of remote sensors, and remote sensing applications in academic disciplines and professional industries. Emphasis is placed on image ...

General Oceanography part of Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course focuses on the scientific examination of the impact of the oceans on global society, and human impacts on the oceans, through web-based exercises, bulletin board discussions, and field studies of local ...

Earthquakes and Volcanoes part of 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 ...

Extreme Weather part of Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course provides an introduction to the physics of extreme weather events. We examine solar eruptions, ice ages, climate change, monsoons, El Niño, hurricanes, floods, droughts, heat waves, thunderstorms, ...

The Evolution/Creation Debate part of 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 ...

Natural Hazards and Disasters part of Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course provides a survey of earth sciences through an examination of natural hazards. Consumers, voters, and decision-makers need to understand the impact of these hazards, how the hazards are changing due to ...

Introduction to Oceanography part of Online Teaching:Online Courses
This is an online, introductory course in Oceanography, introducing physical, geological, chemical, and biological Oceanography to general education students. Students read the text book and take quizzes. Each week ...

Introduction to Geology part of Online Teaching:Online Courses
Physical Geology Online is a traditional introductory course covering minerals and rocks, interior processes, geologic time, and earth surface processes. Online lecture notes and weekly labs give the course a ...

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