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Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Dr. Brooke Haiar
Applied Geology (3) Covers all key aspects of the earth sciences including basic geologic principles such as mineral and rock identification; geomorphic processes such as faulting, volcanism, mass wasting, weathering, and sedimentation; plate tectonics; and the interactions between geologic and hydrologic processes. Special emphasis will be placed on improving laboratory and field skills of earth science teachers at middle and high school levels.
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Dr. David Perault
Functional Oceanography (3) This course explores the oceans, their functions, and their processes and addresses ocean currents, water chemistry, heat and energy transfer, sea floor geology, and coastal interactions across our planet. Special emphasis is placed on improving the laboratory and field skills of middle and high school level biology and earth science teachers.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dr. Tom Shahady
Water Quality (3) Focuses on integrated content in environmental science, chemistry, and biology that applies to water quality assessment. Appropriate laboratory and field skills for teachers, in any of the scientific disciplines listed above, are addressed. Topics include water quality issues, bacterial monitoring, chemical assessment, and biological assessment. Emphasis is on pedagogical approaches to applying these concepts in the classroom. This course is included within the graduate course sequence in biology.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dr. David Perault
Applied Geography (3) Comprehensive overview of geographic principles with examples from the physical and social sciences. Technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) will be used to understand and demonstrate topics, with an emphasis on pedagogical approaches to applying these concepts in the classroom.