Introduction to the Earth Sciences: Earth and the Planets

ESC 1015 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Considers current ideas on the development of the solar system. Describes how the Earth and moon evolved as planetary bodies and contrasts their development with that of the other planets and moons in terms of size, distance from the sun, and bulk composition. Includes telescopic studies of the sun, moon, and planets; studies of rock samples returned from the moon and of meteorites; along with data obtained by planetary lander and flyby missions.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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