PHY 171: Planet Earth I

General Education requirement: 2A - Natural World

A course for non-science majors covering Earth's origin and history; composition and structure of its interior, crust, oceans, and atmosphere; plate tectonics and sea floor spreading; seismology, volcanism and earthquakes; Earth's magnetism; forces shaping Earth's surface, faults and folds, erosion, sedimentation and weathering; and Earth's materials, such as soil, minerals and ores, and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.

Course information

3.00 credits
Section 01: Undergraduate Lecture

Location: Science & Engr 113

Class: #11933

Wed, Sep 2, 2020 - Tue, Dec 8, 2020


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