E-PSCI 110. Introduction to Planetary Materials and Earth Resources

Semester: 

Fall
  • Professor: Stein Jacobsen
  • Term: Fall
  • Days: M, W
  • Time: 4:30-5:45
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 109527
  • Subject Area: Earth and Planetary Sciences

A comprehensive introduction to how the principles of mineralogy, phase equilibria, and the compositions of terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials are used to understand the evolution of the Earth and its resources. The course will discuss how we know that the Earth's crust has more than sufficient resources for its human population.

Notes: Course includes a weekly lab and three 1-day field trips. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of either Earth History and Geobiology or Geology, Geophysics and Planetary Science.

Recommended Prep: An introductory earth and or planetary science course and a course in college-level chemistry or equivalent.