EARTH 240 - Primitive Navigation and Wayfinding in the Natural World
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/1
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

This course combines descriptions of historical navigation techniques (e.g. magnetic compass, sundial, star-based navigation) with a scientific understanding of the natural phenomena founding these practices (e.g. movement of the sun, stars, and moon, ocean currents, atmospheric circulation, and weather patterns). In the associated lab, students will do hands-on activities and venture out around Ann Arbor or to the UM Planetarium to apply discussed navigational techniques.

Course Requirements:

This course is capped by a final project where students go in depth on a single navigational technique of piece of equipment and create an instructional video to share with their peers documenting their attempts.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for anyone interested in learning more about the natural world around them.

Class Format:

Lecture slides will be provided and where possible lectures will be captured in either audio-only or video format. However, some lectures may occur outside.

Lab sections occur under the same course number and are required for all enrolled students.

Schedule

EARTH 240 - Primitive Navigation and Wayfinding in the Natural World
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
29723
Open
1
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (LAB)
 In Person
29724
Open
1
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
003 (LAB)
 In Person
29725
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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