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Introduction to Earth Sciences (NOT OFFERED IN FALL/WINTER 2011-12)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
Beyond the study of minerals and rock types, the science of Geology is fundamental to understanding current issues in ecology and resource management. This lecture-based course presents the dynamic processes that shape our planet, with a focus on how they influence how we live today. Within a Canadian context, students will explore plate tectonics, rock formation and classification, earthquakes and volcanoes, geological structures, water and mineral resources, surficial processes, and the geology of Canada. The role of plate tectonics as the key process driving geological change will be stressed, beginning with structure of the planet and running through to geological influences on ecological concerns. The approach of observing the present as a key to understanding the past will help students appreciate the dynamic nature of our planet.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken SCTM 2B90: Special Topic in Science/Technology/Math: Introduction to Earth Sciences in 2004/2005 Summer, Fall or Winter semesters may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated May 31, 2011 - 11:23 AM