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Anne Carey, Ohio State University-Main Campus
This course provides a basic introduction to the principles and methods of geomorphology by investigating concepts of landscape development; interpretation of materials, processes, types, and evolution of landforms ...

The Earth's Record of Climate
Kevin Theissen, University of St. Thomas (MN)
In this course students explore the Earth's climate system and the climatic changes that have occurred during the history of the planet. Students get a hands-on introduction to the collection, analysis,and ...

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Kyle Fredrick, California University of Pennsylvania
EAS 423 is an upper-level course required for majors in Geology and recommended for majors in Environmental Earth Science at our institution. The main topis are recognition and description of sedimentary rocks, ...

Introduction to Paleontology
Hilary Christensen, Gustavus Adolphus College; Hilary Christensen, Bates College
This course introduces students to the basics of paleontological study, including methodology, specimen identification, and major events in the history of life on Earth. The basics of evolutionary theory are ...

Geological Exploration Techniques
Jeannette Wolak Luna, Tennessee Technological University
This course covers practical techniques for geological exploration, with emphasis on environmental, mining and petroleum industry applications. Surface and subsurface methods are discussed including geological ...

GEL 341 Geomorphology
David Franzi, SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Geomorphology is the study of landforms and landscapes and their relationship to surface processes, underlying structure and the history of geological changes. Process geomorphology views landforms and landscapes ...

Vertebrate Paleontology
Samantha Hopkins, University of Oregon
This course is a survey of vertebrate evolutionary history as recorded in the fossil record. In order to understand the vertebrate fossil record, students study the morphology of vertebrate skeletons in the lab, ...

Estuaries and Pollution
Brad Hubeny, Salem State University
Estuaries are coastal water bodies that have large economic, ecologic, and aesthetic value, however many are currently being adversely affected by human actions. This class is designed to introduce the dynamics of ...

Sedimentary Geology
Walter Borowski, Eastern Kentucky University
Examination of sedimentary processes and products, the characteristics and origins of sedimentary rocks and their related depositional environments, and application of these principles to solving geological ...

Sarah Johnson, Northern Kentucky University
We collect & analyze data on karst, glacial, slope, and fluvial processes and landforms on several field trips in the vicinity. Processes and landforms beyond our field trip range including tectonic, volcanic, ...

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