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This module is part of a growing collection of classroom-tested materials developed by GETSI. The materials engage students in understanding the earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues. The collection is freely available and ready to be adapted by undergraduate educators across a range of courses including: general education or majors courses in Earth-focused disciplines such as geoscience or environmental science, social science, engineering, and other sciences, as well as courses for interdisciplinary programs.
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This module has been successfully used in majors-level geoscience courses at a comprehensive university in the Pacific Northwest and an R1 University in the midwest. The InTeGrate project has advice on using similar resources in Online or Hybrid Courses.

Bruce Douglas: Climate Change Science at Indiana University. This is an upper-division course intended for majors within the department as well as students from other science majors. The GETSI module was taught over a two-week interval following the mid-term exam and provided a change in the routine of the course. The material was presented by a guest faculty member as the module was not part of the normal topics included in the course.

Susan Kaspari: Climate Variability and Climate Change at Central Washington University. This is a majors-level climate course at a comprehensive university. Susan found that doing the stakeholder analysis helped students put a human face on the consequences of sea-level rise, whereas working with the geodetic data helped them discover a lot more about the relative contributions of thermal expansion, glacier and ice mass loss, and changes in land water storage to sea-level rise. Many students were surprised by the results.

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This module is part of a growing collection of classroom-tested materials developed by GETSI. The materials engage students in understanding the earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues. The collection is freely available and ready to be adapted by undergraduate educators across a range of courses including: general education or majors courses in Earth-focused disciplines such as geoscience or environmental science, social science, engineering, and other sciences, as well as courses for interdisciplinary programs.
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