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The Planet Earth

Course Number: GES 100
Credits: 4
Offered: Spring Semester
Instructors: GES Staff
Overview:

This course is an introduction to the scientific study of
the planet on which we live. This course emphasizes the study of the major Earth systems (atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere) and the interactions between them. Attention is given to the subject of environmental change and the implications for our future. This course is one possible introduction to the geology major. No prerequisites. One Saturday morning field trip is required. Cross-listed as GEMS 157. A student may not receive credit for both GEMS 157/GES100 and GES 295.