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Student learning outcomes for the BA and BS degrees in Earth Sciences include:

  • Can explain process-based linkages among tectonics, climate, and life as illustrated by the Earth system over time; can relate general patterns in the history of the earth system using rocks and fossils 
  • Can identify and describe the major rock-forming minerals and relate the origin of the three major rock types
  • Can infer depositional processes and environments from field and lab observations of sedimentary systems
  • Can describe tectonic controls in Earth’s crust and expressions of plate tectonics including faults and folds
  • Can effectively synthesize published literature related to earth science in a written report
  • Can prepare and deliver effective oral presentations 
  • Can competently represent, manipulate, and interpret scientific data


The writing and presentation rubric for undergraduate Earth Science students are below:

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Microsoft Word 97 Document UG_Presentation_Rubric.doc Apr 14, 2017 by Christa A Kelleher
Microsoft Word Document UG_Writing_Rubric.docx Apr 14, 2017 by Christa A Kelleher