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Earth Sciences


This program provides both part-time and full-time students with the opportunity to understand the fundamentals of Earth Sciences without necessarily specializing in Earth Sciences.

Minimum Grade Requirement

Students enrolled in this certificate program must have a grade of C- or better in all prerequisite and required courses.

Program Requirements

Students complete

EASC 101 - Dynamic Earth (3)

Origin and character of minerals, rocks, Earth structure, Earth surface processes and plate tectonic theory. Primarily designed to deliver prereq. information to EASC majors/honours and students pursuing degrees in other Departments and Faculties that require a strong foundational course in Earth Science. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Cameron
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
D103 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
D104 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM

and at least 21 units from

any 100, 200, 300 or 400 division EASC course

SCI 301 - Science Communication: An Introduction (3)

As the role of science in society grows, so too does the need for effective science communication. Students will explore why we communicate science, the importance of knowing your audience, and best practices for a range of science communication approaches from traditional media, face to face, to online. Prerequisite: 60 units towards a BSc degree or permission of instructor.