A Strategy for Teaching an Effective Undergraduate Mineralogy Course
Jeffrey R. Swope, Reto Giere January 2004 Journal of Geoscience Education v.52, no.1, pages 15-22
This paper describes a strategy for integrating the many topics covered in a mineralogy course and presenting them in a manner that facilitates an understanding of mineralogy that enables students to apply it in subsequent courses and research. The strategy used is to organize the course into a well-integrated sequence of lectures, demonstrations and laboratory exercises that unfolds the material logically and at a pace that is responsive to the students' needs. A sixteen week outline, with suggested lab exercises and minerals covered in labs, is also included.