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Planetary Geology Seminar

E&ES 471
Spring 2010 not offered
This course may be repeated for credit.
Crosslisting: E&ES 571
Course Cluster: Planetary Science

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.

Essential Capabilities: None
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&ES280 or ENVS280]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(PSCI-MN)

Last Updated on JUL-22-2024
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