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EDSE 6135. Teaching Science in the Secondary School (3-0-3) Advanced study of curriculum and instruction as related to current practices in science education. Emphasis on methodology, material selection, and the investigative approach to teaching science.


GEOL 5115. Geochemistry ({3-3}-{0-6}-{3-3}) Prerequisite: GEOL 3266, CHEM 1212, and CHEM 1212L. An overview of geologically significant chemical systems. Topics include: cycling of elements within the Earth's crust and mantle, composition and evolution of igneous magmas, chemical weathering, formation of chemical sediments, metamorphism, and development of natural resources. (Course fee required.)


GEOL 5135. Oceanography ({3-3}-{0-6}-{3-3}) An overview of the world's oceans, including: geology of ocean basins and oceanic sediments; the physical oceanography of currents, waves, and tides; the chemistry of seawater; and the nature of shorelines and coastal processes. (Course fee required.)


GEOL 5215. Geomorphology ({3-3}-{2-6}-{4-3}) Prerequisites: GEOL 1121, CHEM 1212, and CHEM 1212L. Evolution of land forms in various climates and the formation of soils. (Course fee required.)


GEOL 5555. Selected Topics in Geology ({0-6}-{0-12}-{1-6}) Prerequisite: GEOL 1121 and GEOL 1121L, with "C" or better in each course. Course will encourage students to pursue specific topics in geology to greater depth. These topics might include the details of regional geology through field trips and/or library study. Course may be taken three times for credit. (Course fee required.)