Course Detail
Course Components:
This lab class explores the four interconnected spheres of the Earth, the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. The course uses labs to complement the theories, research methods, and types of data that are fundamental to a responsible appreciation of the geographic and historical variation of Earth's environments. Weekly labs provide the opportunity for students to investigate topics in Earth system science, including melting ice caps, ozone depletion, the overkill hypothesis, the impact of sea level rise, the greenhouse effect, and alternative energy sources.