Course Description

This course will be an introduction, from a largely geologic perspective, to the major components of our planet, to the processes that shape the planet, and to the long history of the planet, with some emphasis on how our present understanding was acquired. Å major objective is to foster an appreciation for the unique nature of our planet and how that uniqueness has provided a benign environment for life for over four billion years. There will be 10 lectures on the following topics: (1) Measuring the Earth; (2) Weighing the Earth; (3) The Atmosphere; (4) The Hydrosphere; (5) Sedimentary Rocks; (6) The Crust of the Earth; (7) The Continents; (8) Deep Earth, Mantle and Core; (9) The History of Life on Earth; (10) Anthropocene, the Effect of Humans. | Lecture + Q&A.
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Section Title
Planet Earth
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Sep 13, 2021 to Nov 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: No prior geologic background is required. Further details are available on the course website.