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1. Understand and articulate the ways in which Earth’s interior and surface operate, and how these systems are connected to one another and inextricably bound to the evolution of life and current human activities.
2. Understand and view the current state of, and expected changes within, the earth system in the context of past changes experienced by our planet.
3. Apply understanding of earth and human systems to develop workable, scientifically based, human-centered solutions to building resilience to natural hazards, and our planet’s most pressing environmental challenges.
(These courses must be taken for a letter grade: EARTHSYS 10, 111, 112, 210 A/B, WIM)
Track: A total of six courses are required from the Environmental Geoscience Focus Areas. In addition, two electives are required for this track. All track courses and electives must be taken for a letter grade (eight courses total). Check Explore Course for availability and updates.
Electives: TWO additional course at the 100-level or above are required. Electives allow students to personalize their Earth Systems curriculum by pursuing higher-level courses offered in their focus area, or by incorporating new academic perspectives. Each must be a minimum of 3 units.