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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Kyle Fredrick, Pennsylvania Western University - California
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, ...

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Clint Cowan, Carleton College
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.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology

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 ...

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 ...

Karen Gran, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Geomorphology is a mid-level core geology course, required for geology majors and minors. I teach it as a primarily field-based lab course, with one 4-hour lab and 2-50 minute lectures each week. One of my goals is ...

Desert Landscapes and Dynamics
James King, Indiana University-Bloomington
This course is designed as a 15-week 3-hour per week lecture and in-class lab focused on the group-learning of desert landscape processes, its interaction with humans, and dynamics with past and future climates. It ...

Stratigraphy & Sedimentation
Rachel Headley, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Process Geomorphology
Alec Aitken, University of Saskatchewan
The description and objective classification of landforms and the principles and processes involved in their origin and distribution. The role of weathering, mass movement, fluvial, glacial, aeolian and coastal ...

Advanced Stratigraphy
Liz Hajek, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
The stratigraphic record is a rich archive of past landscape, climate, and tectonic conditions and hosts valuable petroleum and water resources. This course is designed to help students develop advanced skills for ...

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