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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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GEOL 301 - Earth Science Connections


Units: 3
Connections between Earth science, planetary science, Earth systems (solid Earth, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere), and other natural sciences and engineering, with real-world applications and examples. The goal is to prepare future teachers to implement K-12 Next Generation Science Standards with confidence.

Prerequisites: GEOL 100, and Mathematics/QR Placement Category I or II, or completion of GE area B4.
Credit Restrictions: Not for Geology or Environmental Science major credit.
Equivalent Quarter Course: GEOL 3011.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely Online.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Design a lesson for middle-school students connecting Earth science with another STEM discipline,
  2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge in integrated Earth Science including planetary science, geology, meteorology, climatology and oceanography,
  3. Apply quantitative methods and appropriate scientific and engineering practices (aligned with NGSS),
  4. Examine Earth Science content through the lens of common scientific misconceptions,
  5. Demonstrate advanced and/or focused science content knowledge in Earth science using appropriate vocabulary and referencing appropriate concepts (such as models, uncertainties, hypotheses, theories, and technologies),
  6. Apply advanced quantitative skills (such as statistics, algebraic solutions, interpretation of graphical data) to scientific problems,
  7. Critically analyze scientific claims and data,
  8. Apply science content knowledge to contemporary scientific issues (e.g. global warming) and technologies (e.g. renewable energy), where appropriate. (See attached transformed course syllabus)




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