Monday, September 15, 2014

ESS Courses for Autumn: Still Open!

A few ESS courses/NW credits suitable for all majors are still open!

ESS 101: Introduction to Geological Sciences (NW)
Survey of the physical systems that give the earth its form. Emphasizes the dynamic nature of interior and surface processes and their relevance to mankind and stresses the value of rocks and earth forms in the understanding of past events. A course with laboratory for non-science majors. Not open for credit to students who have taken ESS 105, or ESS 210. Field trips.

Details: SLN 14491, MWF 130-220, KNE 120, TERRY W. SWANSON

ESS/OCEAN/AST/ASTR/BIOL 115: Astrobiology: Life in the Universe (NW)
Introduction to the new science of astrobiology, study of the origin and evolution of life on Earth, and the search for microbial and intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe. Designed for non-science, liberal arts majors. Offered: jointly with ASTBIO 115/ASTR 115/BIOL 114/OCEAN 115.

Details: SLN 14531, MWF 130-220, EEB 105, ROGER BUICK

ESS 302: Great Ice Age (NW) – requires intro geology course
Growth of mile-thick ice sheets, worldwide lowering of sea level, and other geological and paleoclimatological changes that accompany the harsh environments of a global glaciation. Geology of the last three million years, focusing on the causes and effects of global glaciation and future climate change. Prerequisite: either ESS 101, ESS 105, ESS 210, ESS 211.

Details: SLN 14549, MWF 1230-120, JHN 111, TERRY W. SWANSON