EARTH 104 - Ice Ages, Past and Future
Winter 2023, 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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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in EARTH 151 or GEOSCI 151.
Waitlist Capacity:
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:
Partial Term 1/4/23 - 2/21/23 (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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This one-credit, half-semester minicourse explores Earth’s climate system and how its components operate to produce extensive ice sheets that cover large parts of Earth’s surface. Class begins by learning about ice growth, movement, and types of ice on Earth, then shifts to look at larger factors controlling ice presence or absence on Earth. Topics covered include existing ice sheets, astronomical inputs, the oceans, the atmosphere, and plate tectonics.

Course Requirements:

The final exam is held on Canvas. It is open-note, available for a two-day period, and must be completed in 60 minutes once opened.

Intended Audience:

All undergraduate students.

Class Format:

One hour lecture, twice a week.


EARTH 104 - Ice Ages, Past and Future
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Partial Term 1/4/23 - 2/21/23
Note: Half-term minicourse. Meets January 04 thru February 21. Final Exam on February 21 unless otherwise arranged. Early Drop/Add Deadline: January 17.

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