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Geological Perspective
Jessica Kapp, The University of Arizona
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
John Chadwick, College of Charleston
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
Francis Jones, University of British Columbia
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 ...

North American Environments
Marguerite Forest, Florida Gulf Coast University
Natural environments of North America (north of Mexico and excluding Florida) and critical environmental issues in the region will be examined in terms of geology/geomorphology, climate/weather, and biogeography ...

Designing a sedimentary geology course around field-based class projects that yield publishable research
James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta
Field-based research projects can be the heart of a course in sedimentary geology. Course content, organization, readings and laboratory experiences are dictated by the nature of the specific project. Less content ...

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Jennifer Sliko: Using Cli-Fi in Planet Earth at Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg
Planet Earth is an introductory course about Earth, with emphasis on the processes the affect the landscape of Earth. Students learn about fundamental geologic processes and how they impact humans and the environment on regional and global scales. Some of these processes are slow, such as the movements of continents, and change Earth over a period of millions of years. Others are rapid, such as earthquakes and floods. Students learn how these processes are related and interact with each other.

Search for Our Past
Christina Belanger, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
"Search for Our Past" is an introductory Earth history course. The first third of the course focuses on methods of exploring Earth history through discussions of hypothesis testing and paper-based geology ...

Introduction to Geology
Sheila Roberts, Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
The earth; physical and historical geology; including economic, social and environmental aspects. Not open to geology majors and minors. Credit allowed for no more than one: GEOL 1000, GEOL 1010, GEOL 1040. ...

The Evolution/Creation Debate
Tim Heaton, University of South Dakota
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 ...

Historical Geology
Maria Kelly, Edmonds Community College

Invertebrate Paleontology
Melissa Lobegeier, Middle Tennessee State University

The Earth's Climate System
Louisa Bradtmiller, Macalester College
This course will be taught once per year. It provides an introduction to the climate system through lectures, labs, discussions and activities. It uses lecture and inquiry based activities to help students gain ...

Paleontology and Stratigraphy
James Klaus, University of Miami
Upper-level undergraduate paleontology course that also covers a significant amount of stratigraphy

Dinosaurs
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University
Dinosaur paleontology incorporates concepts from geology and biology and integrates aspects of chemistry, physics and mathematics to explain and understand these magnificent animals, the environments in which they ...

Biodiversity Through Time
David Goodwin, Denison University
Biodiversity Through Time is introduction to the study of fossil invertebrates with emphasis on preservation, taphonomy, diversity trajectories through geologic time, evolutionary mechanisms, extinction, ...

GS 150: Dinosaur Extinction and Other Controversies
Jeff Wilson, The University of Texas at Brownsville
This course has the general goal of providing an introduction to scientific reasoning – how our hypotheses about the natural world are formed, accepted, modified, and rejected – using examples from the history ...

Paleontological Field and Museum Methods
Andrew Heckert, Appalachian State University
Two-week trip to visit Triassic field localities in the American Southwest.

Regional Geology Field Trip
Benjamin Dattilo, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Field investigation of selected regions of North America for study of mineralogic, lithologic, stratigraphic, structural, paleontologic, geomorphological, or other geological relationships. Six to fifteen days in ...

Vertebrate Paleontology
Samantha Hopkins, University of Oregon
Survey of Vertebrate Paleontology for geology undergrads and graduate students

Introduction to Paleontology
Jack Farmer, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
The course presents an overview of the evolution of our biosphere based on the data of the fossil and molecular records. There is an emphasis on the geological and biological factors that appear to have regulated ...

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