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Course descriptions for teaching geoscientific thinking

These course descriptions were submitted by faculty in preparation for the Teaching the Methods of Geoscience workshop in June 2012. In some cases, participants submitted a supplement calling out the ways in which the course explicitly addressed teaching geoscientific thinking for a course they had previously submitted.

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Advanced Structural Geology
Kim Hannula, Fort Lewis College
This is an advanced course in structural geology, including discussion and lab. The course is focused around exploration of structural geology modeling software.

Introduction to Geology
Sean Cornell, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
The course covers basic concepts in geology and engages students in hands-on, learning activities integrated with lecture and field experiences. Small group lab activities (mineral identification, rock ...

Mineralogy
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
Dave Mogk, Montana State University.This page is a supplement to the original course description found hereShort description of the course:Introduction to mineralogy includes the following topics: hand sample ...

Geologic Disasters and the Enviroment
Kaatje Kraft, Whatcom Community College
Kaatje Kraft, Department of Physical Sciences, Mesa Community College.This page is a supplement to the original course description found hereShort description of the course:This course teaches the essentials of ...

Oregon Field Geology SCI 675 (West) and 676 (East) and 575 (Central)
Kip Ault, Lewis & Clark College
"Oregon Field Geology" introduces field techniques at an novice level to both teachers and undergraduate Environmental Studies majors (the College has no geology department). Featured are travel through ...

Advanced Field Geology
Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
This is a field-based course, taught during four weekends, spread out over the semester. Each trip generally visits a different locality in order to expose students to diverse types of geology, everything from ...

Field studies, Central California
Becca Walker, Mt. San Antonio College
Field studies of Central California is an introductory field geology course for community college students. Students meet for 3 hours per week of lecture, take one 4-day field trip to the Eastern Sierras to study ...

Geomorphology
Scott Linneman, Western Washington University
Scott Linneman, Departments of Geology and Education, Western Washington University.This page is a supplement to the original course description found hereShort description of the course:Five-credit (quarter ...

Earth History and the Fossil Record
James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta
James R. Ebert, State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta.This page is a supplement to the original course description found hereShort description of the course:This is an historical geology course in ...

Using Geophysical Field Studies as the Focus for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in an Introductory Geophysics Course
Paul Kelso, Lake Superior State University
Paul Kelso, Geology and Physics Departments, Lake Superior State University.This page is a supplement to the original course description found hereShort description of the course:Using field geophysics projects as ...

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