ENVIRON 119 - Introduction to Earth Science
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed GEOSCI 116, 117, or 120. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in EARTH/ENVIRON 116, 117, or 120. No credit granted to those who have completed both EARTH/ENVIRON 205 and EARTH/ENVIRON 206. Two credits granted to those who have completed one of EARTH/ENVIRON 205 or EARTH/ENVIRON 206.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Concurrent enrollment in ENVIRON or EARTH (GEOSCI) 118 for the lab.
Other Course Info:
F, W.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
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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EARTH 119 / ENVIRON 119 is a single-term introductory course in Earth Science focusing on the connections between human society and planet Earth. The course explores interactions among geosphere-biosphere-atmosphere-hydrosphere, including the demands and challenges for Earth resources, geohazards and a changing surface environment.

Topics include:

  • Earth System and Geologic Time
  • Conditions for a habitable planet
  • Rock Families and the Rock Cycle
  • Rock Deformation and Plate Tectonics
  • Today's Surface and Landforms
  • FreshWater, Lakes, Rivers and Coasts
  • Air, Weather and Climate

Course Requirements:

Grades are based on homework assignments and 3 exams.

Intended Audience:

Students interested in the natural world, the evolution of our planet, resource needs and challenges, and the modern geologic environment.

Class Format:

3 hours/week lecture.


ENVIRON 119 - Introduction to Earth Science
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: To enroll in the Intro Geology Lab, enroll in any section of EARTH/ENVIRON 118. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in both EARTH/ENVIRON 119 and 118.

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