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Introductory Courses with 150 or More Students


These introductory-level courses are taught to classes of 150 students or more, and can help provide ideas for teaching large classes. For more information see the index to teaching large classes.


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Introduction to the Geosciences part of Cutting Edge:Courses: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 ...

GEO 303 Introduction to Geology part of Virtual Workshop 2014:Course Descriptions
GEO 303 is a comprehensive survey of geological science that includes physical and historical geology in one semester. Emeritus UT geology professor, Leon E. Long, designed GEO 303 and has taught the course in our ...

Geology 102: Introduction to Geology part of Virtual Workshop 2014:Course Descriptions
This is a lecture-based course in which students are introduced to the broad field of geology including processes related to plate tectonics, petrology, and geomorphology. This class is supported by weekly ...

Physical Geology part of Courses
This course is a large lecture course (140-200 students) with 6-8 2 hour lab sections (24-25 students each) taught by me or another faculty member. Because 75-90% of the students in this course are taking it as a ...

Physical Geology part of Courses
Formation of the Earth and its evolution through geologic time. Physical processes within and on the Earth.

Earth Science part of Courses
This course uses an assessment-based approach for teaching earth science to non-majors in 160-student sections. Concepts are covered using short lectures (5-10 minutes) punctuated by formative group work throughout ...

Physical Geology part of 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.

Geology 101- Introductory Geology part of Courses
This is an a Physical Geology course that focuses upon geologic processes and features with emphasis on using plate tectonics as an example of the scientific method in practice.

Introductory Geology part of 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 ...

Introduction to Geology 1 part of Courses
This is an introductory geology for majors and nonmajors. Students study the Earth, its materials, its characteristics, its dynamic processes, and how it relates to people. A separate lab (GEOL 1030) is optional. ...

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