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as of 6/30/2022

EARTH AND ENVIRONMENT I
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - University College, Utrecht - 'Univ. College Utrecht'
UC Course SubjectEnvironmental Studies
Earth and Space Sciences
Number & Suffix: 55
Full UC Title: EARTH AND ENVIRONMENT I 
Transcript Title: EARTH & ENVIRNMNT I 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: This course provides students with a background on the essentials of planet Earth’s natural dynamics, and which processes are currently altered through human activity, by explaining how geological processes have shaped the Earth into its present state, and how current human activities are interfering with natural processes in Earth’s ecosystems. Why the Earth’s surface looks the way it does can largely be understood from Earth’s internal structure dynamics. Aspects of the Geosphere that are discussed in class include the formation of planet Earth, the rock cycle, geological time, the inner Earth, plate tectonics, deformation and mountain building, and sedimentation and sedimentary basins. Emphasis is placed on the role of geological observations as evidence of processes that contributed in shaping the surface of the Earth. In addition, the course discusses the diversity of Earth’s ecosystem and the importance of conserving biodiversity. The scientific aspects of global climate change are addressed, along with the way climate change is discussed and presented in the popular media. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: EARTH AND ENVIRONMENT I 
Partner University Department: Earth and Environment 
Partner University Course Number: UCSCIEAR11