Recommended Prerequisites: MATH 1210 AND CHEM 1210.
Physical/Life Science Exploration
This course will explore the different systems that shape our evolving Earth through time. We will consider the planet’s formation and composition; history of continents and oceans; and balance of life and energy. We will introduce the many systems that drive change on Earth through time: tectonics, water, carbon, life, and climate. Students will learn what distinguishes the major phases of Earth’s past, and will become familiar with the fundamental cycles that shape present environments and ecosystems. This course serves as context for subsequent Geology and Geophysics core curriculum.