The earth is a dynamic planet, as tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions make tragically clear. The very processes that lead to these natural disasters, however, also make life itself possible and create things of beauty and wonder. In this course we will study the forces and processes that shape our natural environment. Topics range in scale from the global pattern of mountain ranges to the atomic structure of minerals and in time from billions of years of Earth history to the few seconds it takes for a fault to slip during an earthquake. Hands-on activities and short field trips complement lectures to bring the material to life--so put on your hiking boots and get ready to explore our planet.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
EARTH: PORTRAIT OF A PLANET, Third Edition (2007) by Stephen Marshak, W.W. Norton. ISBN039393036X
|Examination and Assignments: |
Midterm exam, final exam, regular exercises, and final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Several short field trips will be scheduled during class periods.
|Instructor(s): Resor,Phillip G. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; ..T.... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 30|