Introduction to Earth Sciences

This course is an introduction to earth sciences and physical geography. Topics explored will include the four major earth systems—atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), geosphere (earth), and biosphere (life)—and how these systems relate to human populations. Students will also explore how earth scientists conduct research, including types of analysis and technologies used in the field. There will be a special focus on the circulation of water and the atmosphere, and how these processes drive the distribution of life on the planet and shape the landscape we see. The course will also discuss many of the current issues surrounding human-environment interactions, including, but not limited to, climate change, erosion, natural disasters, air and water pollution, and freshwater resources.

Note: Restricted to Arts & Science, Energy Management, Environmental Protection, Social Work , Therapeutic Rec and Open Studies

This course is an introduction to earth sciences and physical geography. Topics explored will include the four major earth systems—atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), geosphere (earth), and biosphere (life)—and how these systems relate to human populations. Students will also explore how earth scientists conduct research, including types of analysis and technologies used in the field. There will be a special focus on the circulation of water and the atmosphere, and how these processes drive the distribution of life on the planet and shape the landscape we see. The course will also discuss many of the current issues surrounding human-environment interactions, including, but not limited to, climate change, erosion, natural disasters, air and water pollution, and freshwater resources.

Note: Restricted to Arts & Science, Energy Management, Environmental Protection, Therapeutic Rec and Open Studies


Term Duration Schedule Class Section Open Studies

Edmonton

Winter Jan 9 - Apr 28, 2023 Fri: 08:00 - 09:30 am
Tue: 08:00 - 09:30 am
11653 A01 Yes
Winter Jan 9 - Apr 28, 2023 Tue: 12:30 - 02:00 pm
Mon: 08:00 - 09:30 am
11656 A02 Yes

To take this course, you must be enrolled in one of the related programs:

Tuition and fees for 2021-2022 Open Studies

Tuition estimate + Fees estimate = Total estimate
One 3-credit course $495 $720.50 $1,215.50
See the detailed fees for this course
Digital resource fee: $7 max per term
Program and supplies fee: $25 max per term
Registrarial and student service fee: $41 max per term
Student technology fee: $12 max per term
Students’ Association fees
Health and dental plan: $386 per year
Students’ Association: $51.50 per term
U-Pass: $180 per term
Legal plan: $18 per year

Note: You may be eligible to opt out of some Student Association fees after enrolling. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

Tuition estimate + Fees estimate = Total estimate
One 3-credit course $1497 $720.50 $2,217.50
See the detailed fees for this course
Digital resource fee: $7 max per term
Program and supplies fee: $25 max per term
Registrarial and student service fee: $41 max per term
Student technology fee : $12 max per term
Students’ Association fees
Health and dental plan : $386 per year
Students’ Association : $51.50 per term
U-Pass : $180 per term
Legal plan : $18 per term

Note: You may be eligible to opt out of some Student Association fees after enrolling. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

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