Earth Sciences

ESCI1063Earth Systems Geology (How the Earth Works)3 ch (3C)

Designed primarily for students in faculties other than Science, Engineering and Forestry and Environmental Management. Surveys the origin of the Earth as part of the solar system, formation of a dynamic planet, geophysical and geochemical characteristics, development and evolution of life, plate tectonics, geomorphology, rocks and minerals, deformation, sedimentation, climate change and geological hazards. Geological concepts are discussed through reference to features in parks and other famous sites across Canada. Credit can be obtained for only one of ESCI 1001 or ESCI 1063.