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Geology 101- Introductory Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses: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.

Evolutions and Extinctions part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Basic geologic principles and the fundamentals of evolutionary thought combine to bring to life the 4.6 billion year story of our planet and its creatures. Through hands-on experience with fossils and rocks, ...

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 ...

Energy and Your State part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This is an idea for a course that provides a framework to examine the historical and contemporary uses of traditional and alternative energy sources in your state. The focus provides a more geologic context on ...

Energy and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This course provides students not majoring in science with an opportunity to study world energy and environmental issues while learning basic concepts of physical science (physics, chemistry, earth science).

Principles of Paleontology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
This course is designed to introduce the basic principles of paleontology - the study of fossil organisms in the geological record. Topics to be covered include: Taphonomy and the processes of fossilization; ...

Hazards and Resources (ENVS 105) part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Hazards and Resources provides an introduction to Earth science, emphasizing the role of geology in environmental issues. The course focuses on geohazards (including floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, ...

Environmental Security part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This course explores the link between the environment and national security. It specifically focuses on four key drivers: food, water, infectious disease and energy. If a state cannot secure enough food and water ...

Oil and Water (Geog 7) part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Oil (energy) and water are two key strategic resources dominating the international scene and for which people have been and will continue to fight and go to war over. Energy and water play a major role in most of ...

Energy in the Human Environment (GEOS 370) part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Coverage of scientific concepts needed to understand energy and its environmental interactions at the local, regional, national, and global scales; in-depth examination of alternative energy sources and their ...

Energy Resources part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
A survey of fossil fuel, nuclear, renewable and unconventional energy sources. Emphasis is on origin, use and implications of development. Field trips include visits to various energy producing sites.

The Energy Crisis (ESCI/PHYS 385) part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Broad survey of energy fundamentals, renewable and nonrenewable energy options, environmental impacts, and politics. In addition to lectures there are many demonstrations, students must bring energy-related current ...

Climate Discovery part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Climate Discovery is a series of three courses offered via NCAR Online Education for professional development of middle and high school science educators.

Geoscience and Global Concerns part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
An exploration of how technologically-based problems facing the United States and the world relate to the Earth system, including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. The set of issues include such ...

Energy and the Environment part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This course is designed to help students understand the earth energy system and the potential impact of human activity. Students are asked to gather and analyze data regarding energy generation, efficiency, and ...

GEOS 195 "Introduction to Fossil Fuels" part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
A a rigorous introductory course designed to provide an overview of geologic, geochemical, and geophysical principles and concepts associated with fossil fuel origins, exploration, development, production, and ...

PC 121 - Energy and Society part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Explores the nature and properties of energy. Emphasizes a scientific understanding of energy and is role in the global society. Examines current and alternative energy sources used to meet the needs of a growing ...

The Earth's Energy Resources (GEOL 115) part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
This course examines the geology of energy resources. Emphasis is placed on those energy resources that society values most highly and consumes most voraciously. We emphasize those aspects of geology that are ...

Introduction to Geology 1 part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses: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. ...