Be cosmogenic dating
Emphasis on quantitative methods for measuring, evaluating, and understanding contemporary changes relative to the last several thousand years.
Prerequisite: either MATH 124, MATH 134, or Q SCI 291; recommended: An introductory background in earth sciences, chemistry or physics is helpful, but not required. View course details in My Plan: ESS 201 ESS 202 Earthquakes (5) I&S/NWEarthquakes of the Pacific Northwest and around the world - their cause and relationship to plate tectonics; why, where, and when they occur.
View course details in My Plan: ESS 301 ESS 305 Geology of the National Parks (5) NWReviews a wide range of fundamental geological processes, using North American parks and monuments as examples of natural laboratories.
Includes plate-tectonic history, volcanism, mountain-building, and glacial, fluvial, and a host of other geomorphic forces as preserved in geologic exposures of National Parks.
How earthquakes affect human life: shaping landscape, hazards. View course details in My Plan: ESS 202 ESS 203 Glaciers and Global Change (5) I&S/NWExplores how glaciers record climate change and human activities through bubbles of ancient air and trace impurities in the ice.
Laboratory explores physical processes associated with earthquakes. Also reviews glaciers impact on societies through sea-level, coastlines, water supplies, and transportation routes. View course details in My Plan: ESS 203 ESS 204 The Paleobiology and Geobiology of Mass Extinctions (3-4) NW P.
Prerequisite: either Q SCI 292, MATH 125 or MATH 135; either PHYS 114/PHYS 117 or PHYS 121.
Not open for credit to students who have taken ESS 210. View course details in My Plan: ESS 103 ESS 104 Prehistoric Life (3) NWFossils and how they are preserved.
View course details in My Plan: ESS 307 ESS 310 Mathematical Methods in the Earth Sciences (5) NWPresents mathematical methods for Earth Sciences applications.
Focuses on setting up equations and on the quality of written solutions.
Comparative discussion of volcanism, tectonics, surface processes, and thermal evolution. Prerequisite: either ESS 101, ESS 105, ESS 210, ESS 211.
View course details in My Plan: ESS 306 ESS 307 Diversity Outreach Program in Earth and Space Sciences (3-5) I&S/NW, DIVStudents will lead Earth and Space Sciences outreach events to underserved and underrepresented populations in the Northwest.
ESS 100 Dinosaurs (2) NWBiology, behavior, ecology, evolution, and extinction of dinosaurs, and a history of their exploration.