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ESSC 108 - Earth Science for Nonscience Majors [GEKN]


This class provides a basic understanding of the nature of the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere for non-science majors. Emphasis is on understanding the dynamic processes that affect the earth and how to apply this knowledge to everyday life.

Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall, Winter, and Summer

Corequisite(s) ESSC 109 

Course does not count towards major or minor.

Class-Level Restriction Undergraduate standing


Earth scientists view the entire Earth as a complex system in which a number of components dynamically interact on different timescales. Because the human race is entirely dependent on the resources of the Earth System, because the dynamic nature of the Earth System has a profound impact on individual and societal well-being, and because human activities in turn influence the delicate equilibrium of this system, it is essential to produce a citizenry that has a meaningful understanding of Earth System Science. Students will learn the procedures, practices,  methodologies and assumptions that are fundamental to a scientific understanding of the Earth System. The overarching goal of the course is to create scientifically literate citizens that are both willing and able to participate responsibly in a global community by (1) carefully applying the scientific method as a tool for problem solving, in general; (2) critically evaluating the scientific merit of anything that is presented as science (is it really science?), especially in the area of Earth System Science; and (3) thoroughly incorporating Earth System Science in important decisions and issues at the personal, local, national and global levels.
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