GeoSciences/ Earth Sciences

ERTH 1000E: The Human Epoch: Living in the Anthropocene

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year.

Introduction to geoscience focusing on human activities as agents of geologic change. Examines human planetary processes in our current epoch, the Anthropocene. Provides a novel frame for contemporary environmental issues such as climate change, sustainability, mass extinctions, land use, and waste disposal.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of basic earth science coursework. Proficiency in basic algebra and geometry is required.


ERTH 1051: Earth's Dynamic Environment

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year.

Origin and history of planet Earth, emphasizing how rock, air, water, and life interact at different scales to produce the earth's crust, landforms, life systems, natural resources, catastrophes, and climatic regimes. Provides a scientific context for human-induced global change.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of basic earth science coursework. Proficiency in basic algebra and geometry is required.


ERTH 2800: Our Evolving Atmosphere

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year.

An introduction to atmospheric science, including a history of the field, features of the atmosphere, weather forecasting, and a geologic history of climate change.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of basic earth science coursework. Proficiency in basic algebra and geometry is required.


Instructor Certification Requirements:

The minimum requirements for instructors wishing to teach UConn Early College Experience Earth Sciencescourses are typically a Master's of Science in geology, geoscience, or a related field and 2 years high school science teaching experience. Applicants also will be considered if they have a Master's of Education with a concentration in one of the Earth Sciences, a Bachelor’s of Science in the natural sciences with college level Earth Science, and 4 years high school science teaching experience. Applicants should provide a proposed course syllabus that follows the UConn schedule for ERTH 1051 as listed in the sample syllabus closely to ensure course comparability.

Instructor Resources:

ERTH 1000E Sample Syllabus.pdf
ERTH 1051 Sample Syllabus.pdf
ERTH 2800 Sample Syllabus.pdf