Open to students in any major • For full credit


EPS SCI 1

Introduction to Earth Science

  • Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours; field days.
  • Not open to students with credit for or currently enrolled in course 100 or former courses 1F and 1H.
  • Elements of Earth science; study of Earth materials; nature and interpretation of geologic evidence; study of geologic processes; historical aspects of geology.
  • Mandatory field trips introduce students to solving of geologic problems in field.
  • P/NP or letter grading.

EPS SCI 7

Perils of Space: Introduction to Space Weather

  • Lecture, four hours.
  • Concepts of plasma physics. Dynamic sun, solar wind, and Earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere. Space storms and substorms and their impacts on astronauts, spacecraft, and surface power and communication grids.
  • P/NP or letter grading.

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EPS SCI 8

Earthquakes

  • Lecture, three hours; laboratory, one hour; one field day.
  • Causes and effects of earthquakes. Plate motion, frictional faulting, earthquake instability, wave propagation, earthquake damage, and other social effects. Hazard reduction through earthquake forecasting and earthquake-resistant design.
  • P/NP or letter grading.

EPS SCI 9

Solar System and Planets

  • Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour.
  • Properties of sun, planets, asteroids, and comets. Astronomical observations relevant to understanding solar system and its origin. Dynamical problems, including examination of fallacious hypotheses. Meteoritic evidence regarding earliest history of solar system. Chemical models of solar nebula. Space exploration and its planning.
  • P/NP or letter grading.

EPS SCI 15

Blue Planet: Introduction to Oceanography

  • Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours.
  • Not open for credit to students with credit for or currently enrolled in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 25.
  • General introduction to geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and history of Earth's global ocean system.
  • P/NP or letter grading.

EPS SCI 16

Major Events in History of Life

  • Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours.
  • Designed for non-majors.
  • History of life on Earth as revealed through fossil record.
  • P/NP or letter grading.


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