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Environmental Sciences

ENVS 121 Earth System Science and the Environment (1)

This course provides an overview of the Earth and its history from a systems perspective, exploring the connections among and co-evolution of patterns and processes among the solid earth, atmosphere, oceans, and life. Students will practice observing and thinking like an Earth scientist in an integrated and immersive lecture/discussion/laboratory/field experience. Topics vary by instructor and may include: earth system history and geological time, ocean processes, geomorphology and earth surface processes, surface and groundwater hydrology, earth's climate, biodiversity through space and time, tectonics, and earth materials. Required field trips outside of class may be scheduled.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Natural Sciences
  • Prerequisite: First and second year students only
  • Offering: Every Semester
  • Instructor: Staff