Courses for Summer 2021

  • Weather and Climate

    Weather phenomena occur on short time scales, and form the basis for understanding climate, the study of changes over longer time scales. This course aims to provide an understanding of the processes that drive weather patterns, the general circulation of the atmosphere, and climate on Earth. Topics include the structure and composition of the atmosphere, sources of energy that drive atmospheric processes, weather forecasting, the hydrological cycle, forces that create severe weather, the influence of humans on the atmosphere, and factors that influence climate, climate variability and climate change. Recommend courses or equivalent: MATH 0090, MATH 0010, PHYS 0050.
    EEPS 0850 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hastings
    EEPS 0850 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Hastings
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    EEPS 0850 C02
    Primary Instructor
    Hastings
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Energy Resources

    Most of our energy comes directly from the Earth - predominantly as fossil fuels, but also from geothermal, wind, and hydro sources. Developing technologies for alternative energy such as solar, nuclear, biomass and fuel cells also rely on Earth resources. The potential for these energy sources will be discussed. The science behind their utilization and environmental impact (e.g. carbon sequestration and nuclear waste disposal) will be introduced and the trade-offs in making decisions for the future will be explored. CAP course. Enrollment limited to 19 first year students.
    EEPS 0160G S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hirth
    EEPS 0160G C01
    Primary Instructor
    Hirth
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Face of the Earth

    Study of Earth's surface (e.g., mountains, rivers, shorelines) and processes which have created and modify it (e.g., glaciation, floods, volcanism, plate tectonics, earthquakes). The goals are to increase appreciation and enjoyment of our natural surroundings and provide a better understanding of environmental problems, natural resources, land use, and geologic hazards. Four labs, plus a field trip. For nonscience concentrators (science concentrators should take EEPS 0220). Students MUST register for both components of this course (the lecture and one of the labs) during the SAME registration session. Enrollment limited to 100.
    EEPS 0010 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Parman
    EEPS 0010 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Parman
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    EEPS 0010 C02
    Primary Instructor
    Parman
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    EEPS 0010 C03
    Primary Instructor
    Parman
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Earth: Evolution of a Habitable Planet

    Introduces Earth's surface environment evolution - climate, chemistry, and physical makeup. Uses Earth's carbon cycle to understand solar, tectonic, and biological cycles' interactions. Examines the origin of the sedimentary record, dating of the geological record, chemistry and life on early Earth, and the nature of feedbacks that maintain the "habitable" range on Earth. Two field trips; five laboratories arranged.
    EEPS 0240 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Russell
    EEPS 0240 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Russell
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    EEPS 0240 C02
    Primary Instructor
    Russell
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    EEPS 0240 C03
    Primary Instructor
    Russell
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference