Introduction to Earth Sciences

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Course Code
EAES 1120
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
An introductory course focusing on physical geology. Topics include minerals, rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic), plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanic activity, Earth resources, and the many processes that have shaped the Earth. The course includes practical hands-on labs. A field trip may be required.
Course Content
  • Earth Science: Atmosphere/Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Lithosphere, rock cycle, earth time, scientific theory, uniformitarianism, earth science and society, careers.
  • Minerals: Composition, crystal structure, physical properties, classification and identification.
  • Igneous Rocks: Composition, texture, classification, identification, formation, intrusive and extrusive activity (volcanoes) and structures.
  • Sedimentary Rocks: Composition, texture, classification, identification, formation, weathering and erosion, soils, sedimentary processes and structures, depositional environments and erosional/transport agents.
  • Metamorphic Rocks: Composition, texture, classification, identification, formation, agents of change.
  • Interior of the Earth: Structure of the Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, composition and structure of oceanic and continental crust, structural deformation.
  • Surface of the Earth: Mass wasting, running water, ground water, glaciation, wind, deserts, shorelines and nearshore environments, ocean floor.
  • Resources and the Environment: Minerals, fossil fuels, groundwater, global environmental issues.

 

Methods Of Instruction

2 hours per week lectures.

2 hours per week lab.

A field trip may be required.

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Lecture and lab assignments, projects, homework: 10-30%

Lab exams, quizzes: 20-40%

Midterm exam: 20-25%

Final exam: 30%

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing EAES 1120, a student will be able to:

  • Describe, identify and classify rocks and minerals, explain their formation, and place them in the context of the rock cycle.
  • Describe the theory of plate tectonics and how plate tectonics relates to rock forming processes.
  • Describe and identify surface landforms and explain the relationship between subsurface and surface processes and surface landforms.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between natural processes and "hazards".
  • Describe the link between natural resources, human activity and environmental issues. 

 

Textbook Materials

Students should consult the bookstore for the latest required course materials, including the textbook.

Tarbuck, E. J., Lutgens, F. K., Tsujita, C. J. and Hicock, S. R., Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Pearson, latest Canadian edition. Or an equivalent text.

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

Requisite for

EAES 1500, 2320, 2340, 2400, 2550, 2851

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX SOSC 1XX (3) 2016/05/01 to -
Athabasca University (AU) AU GEOL 200 (3) 2016/05/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU GEOG 112 (4) 2016/05/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR GEOL 105 (3) 2016/05/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU GEOG 1120 (3) 2016/01/01 to 2020/08/31
Langara College (LANG) LANG GEOL 1110 (3) 2016/05/01 to -
North Island College (NIC) NIC GEO 1XX (3) 2016/05/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC EESC 111 (3) 2018/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU EASC 101 (3), B-Sci; DOUG EAES 1120 (3) & DOUG GEOG 1110 (4) = SFU EASC 101 (3) & SFU GEOG 111 (3) & SFU GEOG 1XX (1), B-Sci 2016/05/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU GEOL 1111 (4) 2016/05/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU GENV 109 (3) 2019/05/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW ARTS 1XX (3) 2016/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO EESC 111 (3) 2016/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV EOSC 110 (3) & UBCV EOSC 111 (1) 2016/05/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GEOG 116 (4) 2016/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EOS 1XX (1.5); DOUG EAES 1120 (3) & DOUG EAES 1121 (3) = UVIC EOS 120 (1.5) & UVIC EOS 1XX (1.5) 2016/05/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15312
Tue
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Waddington
David
Open
Online
EAES 1120 001 - Must ALSO register in LAB section, EAES 1120 L01 or L02.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15313
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Tribe
Selina
Open
Online
EAES 1120 002 - Must ALSO register in LAB section, EAES 1120 L03 or L04.


This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15314
Tue
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Waddington
David
Open
Online
EAES 1120 L01 - Must FIRST register in LECTURE section, EAES 1120 001.


This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
18
0
18
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
16:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15315
Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Waddington
David
Open
Online
EAES 1120 L02 - Must FIRST register in LECTURE section, EAES 1120 001.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
17
0
17
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15316
Mon
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Tribe
Selina
Open
Online
EAES 1120 L03 - Must FIRST register in LECTURE section, EAES 1120 002.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
17
0
17
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15317
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Tribe
Selina
Open
Online
EAES 1120 L04 - Must FIRST register in LECTURE section, EAES 1120 002.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
18
0
18
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
8:30 - 10:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15460
Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Staples
Reid
Open
Online
EAES 1120 003 - Must ALSO register in LAB section, EAES 1120 L05 or L06.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15461
Tue
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Staples
Reid
Open
Online
EAES 1120 L05 - Must FIRST register in LECTURE section, EAES 1120 003.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
18
0
18
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15508
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Staples
Reid
Open
Online
EAES 1120 004 - Must ALSO register in LAB section, EAES 1120 L07 or L08

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15509
Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Staples
Reid
Open
Online
EAES 1120 L06 - Must FIRST register in LECTURE section, EAES 1120 003.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
17
0
17
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15510
Mon
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Staples
Reid
Open
Online
EAES 1120 L07 - Must FIRST register in LECTURE section, EAES 1120 004.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
17
0
17
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
16682
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Staples
Reid
Open
Online
EAES 1120 L08 - Must FIRST register in LECTURE section, EAES 1120 004.

This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
18
0
18
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
10:30 - 12:20