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Planetary Evolution

E&ES 321
Spring 2023
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Crosslisting: E&ES 521
Course Cluster and Certificates: Planetary Science, Planetary Science Minor

Why are we the only planet in the solar system with oceans, plate tectonics, and life? This course examines how fundamental geologic processes operate under the unique conditions that exist on each planet. Emphasis is placed on the mechanisms that control the different evolutionary histories of the planets. Much of the course will utilize recent data from spacecraft. Readings of the primary literature will focus on planetary topics that constrain our understanding of geology as well as the history and fate of our home, the Earth.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM E&ES
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: E&ES213 OR E&ES220 OR [E&ES223 or E&ES523] OR [E&ES250 or ENVS280]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(E&ES)(PSCI-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on JUN-19-2024
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