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Environmental and Earth Sciences: Earth Sciences

ERTH 121 (NW; QA) Earth System Science (1)

This course provides an overview of the Earth and its history from a systems perspective. This integrated approach explores the connections among and co-evolution of the solid earth, atmosphere, oceans, and life. Students will practice observing and thinking like an Earth scientist in the lab and in the field. Topics will include: geologic time, tectonics, the climate system, the hydrologic cycle, biogeochemical cycles, and global change.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Understanding the Natural World; Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning (no star)
  • Prerequisite: First and second year students only
  • Offering: Every Semester
  • Instructor: Staff