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Earth Sciences (EARTH)

EARTH 002 (GN) The Earth System and Global Change (3) An interdisciplinary introduction to the processes, interactions and evolution of the earth's biosphere, geosphere and hydrosphere.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

EARTH 100 (GN) Environment Earth (3) Natural processes and their relationship to anthropogenic influences. General principles of global cycles and the role they play in natural hazards, global warming, ozone depletion, etc.
Effective: Fall 2004
 

EARTH 100H (GN) Environment Earth: Environment and Energy (3) Examination of climate change and energy issues.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

EARTH 101 (GN;US) Natural Disasters: Hollywood vs. Reality (3) Analysis of the causes and consequences of natural disasters; comparison of popular media portrayal of disasters with perspective from scientific research.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

EARTH 103 (GN) Earth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and Its Impacts Over the Next Century (3) Climate predictions for the coming century are utilized to examine potential impacts on regions, sectors of society, and natural ecosystems.
Effective: Summer 2000
 

EARTH 104 (GN) Climate, Energy and Our Future (3) This course presents the past, present, and possible future response of Earth's climate to human energy use.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

EARTH 105 (GN;IL) (AFR 105) Environments of Africa: Geology and Climate Change (3) Significant natural features of Africa as related to human endeavor; case studies include the Nile, climate change, and natural resources.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

EARTH 106 (GN) The African Continent: Earthquakes, Tectonics and Geology (3) Study of earthquakes and seismic waves to learn about the geology and plate tectonics of the African continent.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

EARTH 107 (GN) Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society (3) Processes responsible for formation, diversity, and evolution of coastal landscapes; socioeconomic and policy responses to changes in coastal regions.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

EARTH 111 (GN;US) Water: Science and Society (3) Investigation of water behavior and occurence, its relevance to life, human activities, politics, and society.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

EARTH 112 (SCIED 112) Climate Science for Educators (3) Concepts of climate sciences highlighted by evidence-based explanations and scientific discourse in preparation for K-6 science teaching
Effective: Summer 2016
 

EARTH 150 (GN) Dinosaur Extinctions and Other Controversies (3) Dinosaur extinctions and other major and controversial events in the history of life.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

EARTH 202 Modeling the Earth System (3) A quantitative introduction to the evolution of Earth's biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere, with emphasis on the carbon cycle and climate.
Effective: Summer 2009
Prerequisite: MATH 140 orMATH 110 orMATH 083;CHEM 110  

EARTH 240 (GN) Coral Reef Systems (4) The geography, geology, biology ecology and chemistry of coral reef ecosystems; threats to reef environments; and techniques for reef surveying and monitoring; with local geologic and distant modern field studies.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:KINES 045 or Nationally Recognized Scube Certification  

EARTH 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

EARTH 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

EARTH 298 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

EARTH 400 Earth Sciences Seminar (3) Interdisciplinary study of environmental problems in the earth sciences.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing in the Earth major  

EARTH 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

EARTH 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

EARTH 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

EARTH 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

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