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Principles of Environmental Geology part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
This course explores the nature, dynamics and human interactions with near-surface geologic environments including aquifers, watersheds, coastlines and wetlands. We will also explore how specific techniques, ...

IB/AP Geography part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
IB/AP Geography is a survey course which integrates human and physical systems in a spatial perspective. The course addresses the physical world and the anthropogenic relationship through a complex systems approach ...

The Earth's Climate System part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
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 ...

Environmental Systems Theory part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Course begins with an exploration of chaos and complex systems theory as an antidote to the equilibrium thinking most students have been taught. This includes the logistic model as a basic definition of chaos ...

Systems Modeling and Assessment for Policy part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
This course explores how scientific information can be used to inform policy decision‐making processes through the use of quantitative modeling techniques. Incorporates both hands‐on analysis and practice using ...

Natural Hazards and Disasters part of Cutting Edge: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 Environmental Science part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This is our departmental service/intro general education course. The course introduces students to concepts and ideas related to environmental science, focusing on concepts such as biodiversity, carrying capacity, ...

Earthquakes and Volcanoes part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

Geology and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This online course covers the basic elements of environmental geology including natural hazards, land use, resource use and climate change. The course is taught asynchronously and has 7 modules, each lasting 1-3 ...

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

Environmental Systems: Landscapes and Water part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Courses
This course introduces students to the sciences of hydrology and geomorphology, which are two branches of physical Geography dealing with earth surface processes.

Geological Perspective part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Courses
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 ...

Geology and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Geology and the Environment course focuses on the fundamentals of physical geology, and also integrates significant material pertaining to human interactions with their environment. The course is open to majors and ...

Environmental Science 110 Laboratory part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Laboratory and field demonstration and exercises in environmental science. Weekly exercises or field trips.

Sustainable Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This four-hour natural science course provides an understanding of important Earth resources and how their utilization impacts the environment through water pollution, air pollution and hazardous waste production. ...

Environmental and Applied Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Standard hazards and resources geology course. I continually emphasize physics and chemical processes that drive geologic outcomes, make students do a bit of math, and always incorporate current events.

Geological Disasters: Agents of Chaos part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and asteroid impacts are all part of the geologic evolution of the earth. For many different reasons, humans are exposed to the often ...

The Ocean Planet part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course examines the Earth in three different settings. First, the Earth's place in the universe (origins of the universe, sun, Earth and other planets). Second, the Earth as a whole (Earth structure, ...

The Evolving Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course introduces fascinating topics of evolution: from big bang to the birth of our mother planet, arise of O2 and its deep impact on evolution, appearance of first drop of water and life, sea monsters and ...

World Energy Systems part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This is an idea for an interdisciplinary course examining energy systems, sustainability via multiple learning methods, including lecture, discussions, computer-based geospatial analysis, case studies, and field ...

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