Earth's origin, composition, structure, and natural resources. Global and local examples of plate tectonics as the driving force for volcanism, mountain building, and earthquakes. Imaging Earth's interior and exploring its dynamic interaction with the surface. Environmental geoscience and sustainability. [Credit cannot be obtained for both EOSC 110 and GEOG 101,103]
For a full listing of course offerings please see the UBC calendar description
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Describe the dynamic processes that form Earth’s materials, produce its internal structure, and shape its surface features
2. Appreciate the influence of geologic time on the processes that shape our planet
3. Apply their knowledge of geoscience to environmental, socio-economic, and political concerns
The instructors' goal in teaching this course is to:
1. Excite students about our fascinating, dynamic planet.
Section 101 - Dr. Randal Mindell
Section 201 - Dr. Kurt Grimm
Section 951 (Summer) - TBA
Section 101- Plummer et al. 2012. Physical Geology, 14th Ed. McGraw Hill.
Older editions will work fine, as well.
Course content is available through UBC Connect
Please note that the weight and time assigned to topics may vary between sections.
|Early origins / Unifying Theories / Minerals & Rocks|
|Igneous Rocks and Processes|
|Sedimentary Rocks and Processes|
|Metamorphism & Deformation|
|Surficial Processes (mass wasting, landscape development, glaciers, groundwater)|
|Tectonic History of British Columbia|
|Fossils (paleontology) /Geological Time|
|Earth's Internal Structure / Earthquakes|
|Economic Geology / Earth System Science & Gaia|
If you are also taking EOSC 111 (1 credit), which is an optional but recommended course, there will then be 3 lab hours per week.
Go to http://www.eos.ubc.ca/courses/eosc111/ for information on this 1-credit lab course.
Lab exercises include the following topics (may vary slightly): Earthquakes, Minerals & Diamond Exploration, Volcanic Hazards, Waves, Estuaries, Fossils, Plankton, Sediments & Sedimentary Rocks, Groundwater Contamination, and Dinosaurs.