EOSC 212 · Topics in the Earth and Planetary Sciences

Course goals related to thinking as scientists do:

1. Reading and using science articles: Recognize the type and focus of the article, then use a framework developed in class to identify and discuss questions being addressed, data sets, interpretations and uncertainties.

2. Communicating: Present, debate and ask insightful (and precise) questions about scientific ideas in assigned and self-selected readings.

EOSC 116 · Mesozoic Earth: Time of the Dinosaurs

Learning Goals

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Describe the dynamic processes that operate in the Earth system including those in the atmosphere, hydrosphere and the lithosphere.
  2. Appreciate the influence of geologic time on the processes that shape our planet with a particular focus on the development of the biosphere.
  3. Apply their knowledge of geoscience to enable the study and elucidation of Earth history with an emphasis on the Mesozoic.

EOSC 111 · Laboratory Exploration of Planet Earth

Learning Goals

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Make interpretations and draw conclusions based on observations and evidence in an earth system science context
2. Apply qualitative and quantitative approaches to earth system data and samples
3. Appreciate that earth systems science is exciting and relevant to society and our lives
4. Recognize the interconnectedness of earth system science

EOSC 220 · Introductory Mineralogy


Lucy Porritt (Sept-Dec 2022)

Course Content

Students currently enrolled in the course can access content on the course CANVAS website by using their Campus Wide Login (CWL). Access will be available on the first day of class and the first set of lecture slides will be available starting at the end of the first class.  An updated syllabus for 2022 will be available online in August.