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Emphasis on quantitative methods for measuring, evaluating, and understanding contemporary changes relative to the last several thousand years.
Prerequisite: either MATH 124, MATH 134, or Q SCI 291; recommended: An introductory background in earth sciences, chemistry or physics is helpful, but not required. View course details in My Plan: ESS 201 ESS 202 Earthquakes (5) I&S/NWEarthquakes of the Pacific Northwest and around the world - their cause and relationship to plate tectonics; why, where, and when they occur.
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Comparative discussion of volcanism, tectonics, surface processes, and thermal evolution. Prerequisite: either ESS 101, ESS 105, ESS 210, ESS 211.
View course details in My Plan: ESS 306 ESS 307 Diversity Outreach Program in Earth and Space Sciences (3-5) I&S/NW, DIVStudents will lead Earth and Space Sciences outreach events to underserved and underrepresented populations in the Northwest.
Examines how volcanoes work and how they affect the environment, life, and human societies.
Illustrates principles using local examples of recent volcanism and ancient examples of mega-eruptions. SULLIVANIntroduction to the new science of astrobiology, study of the origin and evolution of life on Earth, and the search for microbial and intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe. Offered: jointly with ASTBIO 115/ASTR 115/BIOL 114/OCEAN 115.
Plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism, glaciation. Not open for credit to students who have taken ESS 101.
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Open to non-science majors, but also lays a foundation for higher-level geobiology courses.
View course details in My Plan: ESS 104 ESS 106 Living with Volcanoes (3) I&S/NWExplores volcanoes and volcanic eruptions on Earth and in the solar system.
Description, phase equilibria, origin, and associations of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. The physical, chemical, biological, and plate tectonic evolution of the earth's crust, seawater, and atmosphere. Focuses on linkages between these environments to illustrate coupling between landscapes and seascapes. View course details in My Plan: ESS 230 ESS 290 Special Topics (1-10, max. View course details in My Plan: ESS 290 ESS 301 Geology of the Northwest (5) NWGeologic history of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.