Initial Publication Date: October 2, 2017

Instructor Stories

This module has been successfully used in introductory geoscience courses at a community college, a small liberal arts college, and a research university.

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Sarah Hall: Geology and Humanity at College of the Atlantic: The module was taught in a small "Geology and Humanity" course intended for introductory to middle-level students at a liberal arts college. The author used it as the capstone experience in the last three weeks of a ten-week term. She enjoyed watching the students gain confidence recognizing landscape features, using different types of remote data, and ask important questions.

Risa Madoff: Introduction to Geology at University of North Dakota - Main Campus: Risa taught this module in a small summer Introductory geology course at a research university. In this accelerated course, the module was completed in just one and a half weeks. She saw the module's particular strength was helping the students approach problems and ask questions.

Becca Walker: Physical Geology at Mt. San Antonio College: At this highly diverse community college, the module was taught in a Introductory Physical Geology course with 24 students. The course had an integrated lecture/lab that met twice a week for 3 hours. Becca taught it over the last two weeks of a 16-week semester. She felt the skills in "reading a landscape," qualitative and quantitative analysis, and decision making were particularly valuable.