Minor in Environmental Geology {23-24} - Problems in Planetary Science

Course Code
GEOS 361L  Credits
Title Problems in Planetary Science 
Prerequisite GEOS 109 or 209L 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This independent study self-learning module provides a guided opportunity to practice applying concepts from GEOS 360 (Planetary Science ) through science reasoning challenges, real-world problems, and self-guided labs, with particular focus on selected astronomy issues required for Earth Science Teaching licensure in Minnesota. Concepts addressed include planetary processes, age dating, geochemical evidence for formation of the Earth and Moon, seasons, phases of the Moon, stellar evolution, galactic evolution, Kepler's Law, and measuring distances in space. Pre-requisite = GEOS 109 or 209L, or other college-level science course. Co-enrollment in GEOS 360 Planetary Science recommended.