Introduction to the basic ideas of geology, geochemistry, and geophysics. Exploration of plate tectonics, rocks, minerals, weathering and erosion, earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building, surface and ground water, glaciers, and geological resources. Provides SQ credit if taken with GLG 103. My most recent syllabus here.
Use of the basic principles of geology in the interpretation of the history of Earth and life on Earth. Investigation of rocks, strata, fossils, and geologic dating methods. Survey of geologic history of Earth and the Southwest. Provides SG credit if taken with GLG 104. My most recent syllabus here.
Place-based application of geology and allied Earth system sciences to explore and interpret the rocks, landscapes, geologic history, climate, resources, and natural hazards of Arizona and the Southwest. Incorporates case studies of Earth system impacts on Southwest cultures past and present, and the relevance of Earth science to sustainability in the Southwest region. Includes optional field trips and a mandatory final project. Provides CLAS Science and Society credit. My most recent syllabus here.
Intensive introduction to techniques of geological interpretation and mapping in the field, using topographic maps and aerial photos, and geospatial technology. Weekend field trips and minicamp during spring break. Provides L credit. My most recent syllabus here.
Systematic coverage through space and time of the geological development of western North America, emphasizing the southwestern United States. My most recent syllabus here.
General overview of the profession of the science educator, with discussions and practical experiences involving students, teachers, curricula, and classroom techniques. My most recent syllabus here.
Overview of current, influential, and practical ideas on teaching and learning in general, and Earth and space science education in particular. Includes readings, in-class discussions and activities, and culminates in an individual or small-group final project and poster presentation. Promotes reflective, skilled, and effective teaching. My most recent syllabus here.