Course Code EARTH 121
Course Title Introductory Earth Sciences
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: John Johnston)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course explores the geological processes of the Earth's interior and surface. These include volcanism, earthquakes, mountain building, glaciation and weathering. Students will gain an appreciation of how these processes have controlled the evolution of our planet and the role of geology in meeting society's current and future demand for sustainable energy and mineral resources. [Note: EARTH 121L is recommended. Offered: F]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Dr. John Johnston
  • Antirequisite: CIVE 153, EARTH 153, ENVE 153, GEOE 153
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) EARTH 121L is recommended, but not essential.
How to Register:
Waterloo Students
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How to Register:
Non-Waterloo Students
How to Apply - Prospective Students
Fees Tuition Fees, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Awards

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