|ESCI1001||The Earth: Its Origin, Evolution and Age||3 ch (3C)|
Novas and Supernovas, Solar Nebula Theory, Catastrophism and Uniformitarianism. Earth as a heat engine. Origin, growth and main features of the Earth's crust. Origin and evolution of oceans, continents and the atmosphere. The rock cycle, seafloor spreading, plate tectonics, mountain building and deformation of the Earth's crust. Earthquakes, igneous and metamorphic processes and their products, including mineral resources. Credit can be obtained for only one of ESCI 1001 or ESCI 1063 .