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View course details in My Plan: ESS 100 ESS 101 Introduction to Geology & Societal Impacts (5) I&S/NWIntroduction to the processes, materials and structures that shape Earth. View course details in My Plan: ESS 102 ESS 103 Minerals and Gems (3) NWIntroduction to the nature of minerals: composition, structure, physical properties, and origins, with emphasis on gem minerals.
View course details in My Plan: ESS 106 ESS 115 Astrobiology: Life in the Universe (5) NW R. 3)Reviews research being performed in visited and independent research opportunities and possibilities.
Ward Covers the origin and diversification of life on Planet Earth, and abrupt die-offs in mass extinctions. View course details in My Plan: ESS 205 ESS 209 Interdisciplinary Earth Sciences Field Seminar (3-12, max.
Explores how new instrumentation and experimentation in biology and chemistry, and improved sampling of the fossil record in geology, combine with astrobiology and geobiology to revise out history of Earth and its life. View course details in My Plan: ESS 204 ESS 205 Access to Space (5) NWGroup development of student experiments to the outer rim of our atmosphere and the beginning of space; investigation of stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, magnetosphere, development of exploration packages; basic electronic fabrication, global positioning, radio tracking, expectations at high altitudes. 12) NWMiscellaneous field-based and experiential learning activities in earth and space sciences.
View course details in My Plan: ESS 301 ESS 305 Geology of the National Parks (5) NWReviews a wide range of fundamental geological processes, using North American parks and monuments as examples of natural laboratories.
Includes plate-tectonic history, volcanism, mountain-building, and glacial, fluvial, and a host of other geomorphic forces as preserved in geologic exposures of National Parks.