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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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Instructor Stories

Kaatje Kraft: Natural Disasters at Whatcom Community College in Washington State. Kaatje taught this module in an introductory course for non-majors with no pre-requisites at a Community College with 24 students. The course is a natural disasters class that examines how humans are impacted by natural disasters and how we can minimize or exacerbate that risk based on the choices we make. This is a 3-hour integrated lecture and lab that is highly student-centered through inquiry investigations.

Daniel Laó Dávila: Exploring Earth: Introduction To Geology at Oklahoma State University. Daniel used the module in a large introductory geology course for non-majors that used a combination of Integrate and GETSI modules and lecture-based classes. This was the first time that the class was taught with so many interactive activities, as the course was taught with a traditional lecture style on previous years.

Rachel Teasdale: Volcanology at California State University-Chico. Rachel used the module in a small upper division elective course for students who are majoring (or earning a minor) in geology. Students are typically juniors or seniors (with instructor-approved exceptions).

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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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