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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)

Dynamic Earth offers an introduction to minerals, rocks, geologic resources and processes. Plate tectonics is the unifying theory of geology and is the focus as we learn how the Earth changes over geologic time and results in the formation of volcanoes and mountain belts, faults, folds and earthquakes. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Reid Staples
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
D102 Mo 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
D200 Kevin Cameron
Cindy Hansen
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D201 Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2970, Surrey

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.