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F2207 - An Introduction to the Earth Sciences

with Dr. Eric Jones


The earth - mysterious, ever changing, our home.  There are so many things we know and yet many more things we’re learning.  In this class we’ll get an overview of the various forces that continue to shape our dynamic Earth, the means by which these forces are studied, and the implications of the results of those fields of research. 

The class will be presented in three sections – a History of Mother Earth, the Life of Water, and Marvels of the Biosphere – and will cover various topics including:

          1.) An overview of Earth’s geological history

          2.) Plate tectonics and the formation of geological features

          3.) The chemistry of water, a fundamental element of life on Earth

          4.) The basis for weather patterns and the relationship between weather and climate

          5.) Biomes and the biosphere

          6.) Implications for the future of Earth


Instructor:  Dr. Eric H. Jones is the Associate Professor of Botany at UMM and has taught courses in ecology and environmental science that depend on a fundamental understanding of Earth science processes.  He has been honored to offer several courses for the Sunrise Senior College including courses in herbarium management, citizen science, and bioethics.

Class Information:  This is a hybrid class - held in-person in UMM’s room SCI 102 and via Zoom.  For anyone attending in-person, proof of Covid vaccination must be presented however face masks are optional at this time.

  • Oct 7 - 21st, 2022
    Fri for 3 weeks from 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Umm Science 102 & via Zoom

For directions, call us at (207) 255-1384

Room: S102

Location map for Umm Science 102 & via Zoom

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