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This is not an introductory course accessible to non-majors under the course renumbering project.
First Name Last Name Userid Title Home School Org Short Name
Alain Plante aplante PROFESSOR A School of Arts and Sciences Earth and Environmental Science
GEOLOGY
305
Spring 2019
 
Earth Surface Processes
Patterns on the Earth's surface arise due to the transport of sediment by water and wind, with energy that is supplied by climate and tectonic deformation of the solid Earth. This course presents a treatment of the processes of erosion and deposition that shape landscapes. Emphasis will be placed on using simple physical principles as a tool for (a) understanding landscape patterns including drainage networks, river channels and deltas, desert dunes, and submarine channels, (b) reconstructing past environmental conditions using the sedimentary record, and (c) the management of rivers and landscapes under present and future climate scenarios. The course will conclude with a critical assessment of landscape evolution on other planets, including Mars.
 

Sector Requirements

 
Your department or program fields a variety of courses to meet distinct educational needs. Please explain how this course fits into your department's plan for participating in the general education curriculum of the College. The sector panel will want to know what is distinctive about this course along with the other courses your department lists in the sector that makes them suitable for the sector requirement.
 
 
Course usually offered in spring term
 
Physical World Sector
LEC
 
 
 
 
 

Methods of Assessment

 
 
 

Sector I - Society

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sector II - History and Tradition

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sector III - Arts & Letters

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sector IV - Humanities and Social Science

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sector V - Living World

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sector VI - Physical World

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sector VII - Natural Sciences and Mathematics

 
 
 
 

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