The Earth and It's Atmosphere

Course Code: NATS 1750 A 6.0

Instructor's Name: Mary-Helen Armour

Course Description:

In this course we describe the physical properties and characteristics of Earth as an active system. We will look at the overall structure of Earth and how it is a dynamic system. Plate tectonics, the constantly changing surface of Earth, the nature of water and oceans and the atmosphere will be covered. We will also address how these different elements interact. We will touch briefly on other solar system bodies, and how they may be similar to or different from Earth. We will also look at how geology plays a role in the mineral resources on Earth. The effect and interaction with life will also be touched on.

Course Format:

Three lecture hours per week.

Course Credit Exclusions:

SC/NATS 1570 3.00, SC/NATS 1780 6.00, LE/SC/EATS 1010 3.00, LE/SC/EATS 1011 3.00. Not open to any student who has passed or is taking a course in earth and atmospheric science. Prior to Summer 2013: Course credit exclusions: SC/NATS 1780 6.00, SC/EATS 1010 3.00, SC/EATS 1011 3.00.

Mathematical Content:

Fairly mathematical in nature; uses Math at about a grade 10 level; similar to what the student would have encountered in grade 10-11 science courses.

Course Outlines:

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