EES301 Earth & Planetary Sciences
Lead Faculty: Dr. Michael R. Maxwell
Course DescriptionCovers the geological make-ups and processes that resulted in the present Earth topography. It also examines energy reserves, pollution, ecology, and mineral resources.
- Explain the formation of the Universe, our Solar System, and planet Earth
- Describe how minerals and rocks are formed.
- Identify geological processes that shape the Earth's crust.
- Describe how interactions between Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Lithosphere shape Earth's surface.
- Draw a geological timeline marking major events such as the appearances of keystone species.
- Describe the interactions between humans and the Earth through studies in ecology, mineral resources, energy sources, and pollution.