Earth's origin, composition, structure, and natural resources. Global and local examples of plate tectonics as the driving force for volcanism, mountain building, and earthquakes. Imaging Earth's interior and exploring its dynamic interaction with the surface. Environmental geoscience and sustainability. [Credit cannot be obtained for both EOSC 110 and GEOG 101,103]
An examination of the processes that shape and change the planet Earth. Course content may be customized at the individual student level. Note that first year courses may be taken without EOSC 111, but EOSC 111 cannot be taken without one of EOSC 110, 112, 114 or 116.
Introduction to processes in ocean and atmosphere. Heat, current, winds, clouds, marine life, resources. Effects of coupling, climate change, pollution.
Introduction to causes and physical characteristics of disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami, hurricanes, storm surge, thunderstorms, tornadoes, landslides, wind waves, meteor impacts, mass extinctions.
Geologic time and earth habitat of dinosaurs; tectonic, climate, and ocean changes. Reading the fossil record of dinosaurs and their environment from rise through extinction. [3-0-0]
Origin, properties, valuation, prospecting and geology. Gold, platinum, silver, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and other precious metals and gems. [3-0-0] Course is open to all students.
The Earth Course Assistance Centre is where you can go for help on any topics related to first
year EOSC courses EOSC 110-116.
See the ECAC's home page (with downloadable schedule).