Earth and Environmental Sciences
Students majoring in the Earth and Environmental Sciences should plan to take V2200 before their senior year to avoid conflicts with the Senior Seminar.
EESC V2200x and y Earth's Environmental Systems: The Solid Earth System 4.5 pts. Prerequisites: high school algebra. Recommended preparation: high school chemistry and physics. Priority given to Columbia and Barnard earth science, environmental science, and environmental biology majors should enrollment limits be reinstated. A course on how the solid Earth works, today and in the past, focusing on Earth in the Solar system, continents and oceans, the Earth's history, minerals and rocks, weathering and erosion, hydrological cycle and rivers, geochronology, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, fossil fuels. Laboratory exploration of topics through examination of rock samples, computer data analysis, field exercises, and modeling. Science requirement: Partial fulfillment. Lab Required. Lab Required.