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The Habitable Planet

GEO 203/ENE 203

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This course introduces solid Earth system science, quantifying underlying physical and chemical processes to study the formation and evolution of Earth through time. We discuss how these processes create and sustain habitable conditions on Earth, including feedbacks and tipping points as recorded in the geologic record. Topics include stellar and planetary formation, plate tectonics, seismology, minerals/rocks, the geologic timescale, natural resources, the hydrologic cycle and sedimentation, paleoclimatology, and the "Anthropocene." Students will apply these topics to the recent past to assess human impact on the environment.
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Section L01

Section P99

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P99
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 25
  • Capacity: 40
  • Class Number: 22626