Earth Sciences

ESCI1063There Is No Planet B - Understanding How the Earth System Works3 ch (3C)

Earth is a complex system in which humans and the rest of the biosphere interact with the rocks that form the earth, the oceans, rivers and lakes that form hydrosphere and the gases that form the atmosphere.  In this course we will examine how human interactions cause changes in the earth system and how the earth affects humans.   We will examine some topical issues including human effects on earth’s atmosphere and ocean system, our use of energy and mineral resources and the impacts of geological hazards such as earthquakes and volcanoes on humanity. Designed primarily for students in faculties other than Science, Engineering, and Forestry and Environmental Management. Cannot be used for credit in place of, or after taking ESCI 1001 or ESCI 1012