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ESCI 305 - Earth's Climate, Past and Future
Fall 2017, Section 01

ID #Subj#SecTitleDatesDaysTimeCrdsStatusInstructorDelivery MethodLoc
001087 ESCI 305 01 Earth's Climate, Past and Future
08/19 - 12/10
n/a
na - na
4.0 Open Maxson, Julie
Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
8/19/2017 - 12/10/2017 n/a na - na n/a Maxson, Julie

Notes
  • Note: This course has been converted to a faculty-designed independent study. No required proctored exams. Contact instructor for permission.

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 8 Enrolled: 3 Seats Remaining: 5

Prerequisites (Courses and Tests)
[MATH 115 - College Algebra AND BIOL 111 - General Biology I; OR , MATH 115 - College Algebra AND CHEM 107 - Chemistry, Society and the Environment; OR , MATH 115 - College Algebra AND CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I; OR , MATH 115 - College Algebra AND GEOL 110 - Introduction to Earth Sciences; OR , MATH 115 - College Algebra AND GEOL 118 - Environmental Geology; OR , MATH 115 - College Algebra AND NSCI 201 - Minnesota Ecology and Conservation Biology ; OR , MATH 115 - College Algebra AND NSCI 204 - Environmental Science; OR , MATH 115 - College Algebra AND PHYS 107 - Energy and the Environment; OR , MATH 115 - College Algebra AND PHYS 110 - Introduction to Physics; OR , MATH 115 - College Algebra AND PHYS 111 - General Physics I - Algebra Based]
Restrictions
  • Permission is required
  • Requires minimum credits: 30

Add/Drop/Withdraw
Full refund is available until August 27, 2017, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is November 20, 2017.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $910.12
Tuition -nonresident: $1,856.92
Approximate Course Fees: $137.88

Course Level
Undergraduate

Description
A fundamental question surrounds discussion of the current evidence for recent global climate change: to what extent is climate variation a normal feature of earth-system history? Through a series of investigations using data from a variety of climate archives, this course develops the history of earths climate on a range of time scales. We will investigate the scientific data used in recognition of multiple controls on climate, including long- and short-term patterns in solar output, plate tectonic and ocean circulation patterns, variations in earths orbit, ocean oscillations, ice sheet dynamics, and biogeochemical cycles. Having established this background knowledge, students in this course will be well-equipped to analyze the evidence for human-caused climate change. Although this course is intended primarily for non-scientists, it builds on established quantitative skills and basic scientific knowledge of earth systems.

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