CORC 3304 Exploring the Earth System

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CC 30.04.
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3 hours; 3 credits

Earth system science. Origin and evolution of the earth. Time scales of environmental and geologic processes. Earth materials. Rock cycle. Plate tectonics. Biogeochemical cycles. Global climate changes. Greenhouse effect and global warming. Circulation in the oceans and atmosphere. Atmospheric circulation and ozone depletion. Environmental pressures on natural resource utilization (petroleum & water). Public policy and the global environment. Satisfies Pathways College Option requirement.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.


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