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Brent Yarnell, Pennsylvania State University.[creative commons]
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Tim Bralower and Brent Yarnal: Coastal Processes at Penn State Main Campus: This was a full semester blended course: lecture, reading, and video materials for weekly modules were fully online, but our students did the formative assessments and summative assessments with computers in the classroom. Nine of the students were geography majors, two were Earth science majors, and one was undeclared. The course works well in those majors, but could also serve as a general education science course.

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Photograph of field work at Wallops Island. GPR is used to detect the freshwater-saltwater interface in the subsurface of barrier islands. [creative commons]
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Sean Cornell: Coastal Processes at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania: This blended course was offered to non-science majors as a three-credit course that met three times per week for a full 15-week semester. The first meeting each week focused on discussion of material to be covered that week as well as topics leftover from the previous week. The second meeting each week was devoted to completion of formative assessments ,and the third meeting was devoted to the completion of summative assessments.

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Mark Kulp, Dinah Maygarden, and Ioannis Georgiou: Coastal Processes at University of New Orleans: This 15-week course was offered to science and non-science majors; however, the majority of the students who took the course were Earth science majors within our department. The course was presented as a blended course wherein students were expected to read all of the online material on their own but attended class meetings twice per week to discuss topics and concepts, work on assessments, and take quizzes and exams. During most class meetings all three of the instructors were present to address student issues.

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These materials are part of a collection of classroom-tested modules and courses developed by InTeGrate. 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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