Laboratory emphasizes data collection and analysis to characterize a representative lake, river, and wetland. Techniques of field observation and recording are emphasized. Skills in the use of identification keys and guides are developed.
CASE qualified courses are noted. Materials and Processes 3 cr. Relationships between rock types, rock structures, surficial geological processes of running water, subsurface water, glaciation, wind, tides, and landform evolution.
Credit given for only one of the following: Deductive approach to understanding the significance of rocks and fossils and reconstructing the plate-tectonic origin of mountains, continents, and ocean basins.
Two lectures and one laboratory each week. Our Habitable Planet 3 cr. Course materials will demonstrate physical and chemical linkages between biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere that directly impact lifestyles of human populations at time scales of years to centuries.
One high school or college course in chemistry. Basic concepts of geology. Formation of rocks, erosion and landscape evolution, plate tectonics, interpretation of earth processes from geological data. Two lectures and one laboratory per week. One required field trip.
Restricted to prospective geology and other science majors. Critical approach course for non-science majors. We examine modern and ancient records of global temperatures and atmospheric compositions, and patterns of ice and vegetation.
We evaluate media coverage of climatic issues and international efforts to mitigate the impacts of human activities. Worldwide, that number is over two dozen events annually.
Why are these events so costly? Can we do anything to mitigate their impacts? Will the frequency of these disasters increase as Earth warms in the 21st century? We will study Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters including major hurricanes, tornado outbreaks, and widespread floods.
We will discuss the science behind these phenomena, their threats to life and property, and the aftermath and recovery from catastrophes that can kill hundreds and leave thousands homeless.
The paleoecological and evolutionary development of plants and animals. Two lectures and one demonstration each week. This course provides an introduction to these Earth processes and how they have impacted society in the past and will continue in the future.
The Earth has over 1. A dependable supply of water is critical to sustaining life but this resource is increasingly at risk because of growing competition among domestic, industrial-commercial, agricultural, and environmental needs.
Students will become conversant on the topic of water resources as well as develop an understanding of the key concepts in sustainability and systems thinking. Meteorites and Geological Processes in Planets 3 cr. All tests are open book, open notes.
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