Earth Science Learning Outcomes
James S. Aber
Prof. James S. Aber teaches upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in earth science (ES), geology (GO), and related disciplines (EB & GE) at Emporia State University. Learning outcomes for these courses are aligned with those that apply across the universtiy curriculum—see ESU learning outcomes. In particular, these learning outcomes include the following items within the general sphere of science and technology.
- Scientific competence – Effective communication, particularly written communication in scientific style. Effective online learning, searching, and accessing scientific information, references, and data resources.
- Technological competence – Technical skills involving appropriate computer, laboratory, and field methods, including quantitative and geospatial analysis.
- Scientific reasoning – Rational and logical evaluation of scientific data. Critical analysis of scientific theories. Historical context and multidisciplinary aspects of modern earth science.
- Scientific responsibility – Cultural and global aspects of science and modern society. Global change and sustainability as related to earth science.
- Personal and team responsibility – Individual perseverance and contribution to teamwork in the context of course requirements and expections.
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