Planet Earth
Rigorous review of the fundamentals of geology, including Earth's origin and the evolution of the major geologic systems. Field trips.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesUndergraduate degree.
Course Outcomes: 

Earth's Structure

Draw a cross section of the Earth and explain how it developed its layered structure.

Earth's Fluid Envelope

Explain the origin and evolution of Earth’s atmosphere and ocean and what data constrain our understanding.

Life and Earth

Listthe major ways that the evolution of life as affected the large scale evolution of the planet.

Evolution of North America

Draw a series of cross sections showing the tectonic evolution of western North America.

Earth's Place in Space

Explain how the Earth formed and why it is different from other planets in the solar system.

Data Analysis and Presentation

Refineyour ability to synthesize diverse types of data and make oral presentations