• Credits: 4
  • SAS Core: NS
  • Instructor(s): Prof. Swisher
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Note: Designed for those majoring in the sciences, and 01:460 majors and minors; partially fulfills SAS Natural Sciences (NS) requirement. Non-science majors/minors should take 460:100 Planet Earth. Credit not given for both this course and 460:100 Planet Earth.

Geological concepts, principles, processes, chemistry, and physics of the Earth and the interplay of Earth Systems. Course explores the Earth as a whole, its origin, structure, composition, history and the nature of the processes that resulted in its formation and its present state. Lecture 3 hours, lab 3 hours.