2020 Earth & Planetary Sciences Summer Courses


    Geology of National Parks (online) (5 credits)

  • EART 3

    Session 1

    Online only course.

    Geologic concepts and processes responsible for shaping our national parks including mountain building, volcanic and earthquake activity, sedimentation, weathering, erosion, and glaciation. An understanding of how geology impacts our lives is emphasized. Appropriate for both science and non-science majors who wish to enhance their knowledge, enjoyment, and appreciation of our national parks. (General Education Code(s): SI.) 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    Course Video

    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available the week before the class starts. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!

    Proposed Instructor - Myriam Telus

    See in Schedule of Classes


  • Earthquakes (online) (5 credits)

  • EART 11

    Session 2

    Online only course.

    Causes and effects of earthquakes. How do we measure, mitigate, and try to predict earthquakes? Plate motion, frictional faulting, earthquake triggering, wave propagation, earthquake damage, related hazards, and other social effects. Hazard reduction through earthquake forecasting and earthquake-resistant design. Advanced algebra and high school geometry recommended. (General Education Code(s): MF.)

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available the week before the class starts. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!

    Course Video

    Proposed Instructor - Susan Schwartz

    See in Schedule of Classes