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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

GEOL 612 - Geoscience Fundamentals III: Field Experiences and Applications


Introduction to the techniques of systematic geoscientific observation and interpretation. Inquiry-based course integrating fieldwork and pedagogy. Primary goal is development of knowledge and skills that will enable students to systematically examine, describe and interpret the geologic record; and provide them with sufficient understanding of teaching methods that can effectively integrate geoscience into the secondary science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) classroom. Includes modeling of the inquiry method and extensive use of the guiding question technique, understanding of the difference between observation and interpretation and how various types of geoscientific observations are used as evidence supporting integrated interpretations of Earth history, environments and processes.

Credits: 4-6