EARTH 111 - Formation of a Habitable Planet
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
No prior scientific knowledge is required.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This minicourse tells the story of Earth from the Big Bang to humankind, focusing on key chemical reactions that make our home planet a habitable world. Topics: Earth's formation, composition, and structure, plate tectonics, mantle convection, geomagnetic field, global water cycle, volcanoes, carbon sequestration, origin of life, and mass extinction.

Course Requirements:

On-line exams in Canvas available for 100 min

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students who are interested in Earth science.

Class Format:

Minicourse: meets for one hour twice weekly during half the term. 


EARTH 111 - Formation of a Habitable Planet
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Half-term minicourse. Meets January 05 thru February 17. Final Exam on February 17 unless otherwise arranged. Early Drop/Add Deadline: January 17.

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