ENVIRON 119 - Introduction to Earth Science
Winter 2022, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed GEOSCI 116, 117, or 120. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in EARTH/ENVIRON 116, 117, or 120. No credit granted to those who have completed both EARTH/ENVIRON 205 and EARTH/ENVIRON 206. Two credits granted to those who have completed one of EARTH/ENVIRON 205 or EARTH/ENVIRON 206.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Concurrent enrollment in ENVIRON or EARTH (GEOSCI) 118 for the lab.
Other Course Info:
F, W.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


EARTH 119 / ENVIRON 119 is a basic single-term course in introductory geology concentrating on the evolution of the Earth in physical and chemical terms. Reference to the interaction of the external biosphere—atmosphere—hydrosphere with the Earth's interior is an essential component of the course.

Topics covered include:

  • plate tectonics: continental collision and fragmentation
  • minerals, rocks of sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic type
  • tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanoes
  • evolution and extinction: dinosaurs and the fossil record
  • glaciers, global warming, and climate change
  • geologic time

Course Requirements:

Participation is mandatory and measured with a combination of iClicker questions and in-class activities. The evaluation of this course includes quizzes (hosted in Canvas with multiple attempts and unlimited time), three in-person exams and a final project related to topics discussed in class

Intended Audience:

This CSP section is reserved for 1st or 2nd year CSP students only.

Class Format:

No asynchronous mode, but lectures will be recorded and available for when students cannot participate in-person


ENVIRON 119 - Introduction to Earth Science
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of EARTH/ENVIRON 118. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in both EARTH/ENVIRON 119 and 118.
002 (LEC)
 In Person
MWF 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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