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EOSC 310 The Earth and the Solar System

The Earth as a planet: its composition, internal dynamics, and surface evolution. Rotation, magnetic field, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes. The ocean, atmosphere, and biosphere as components of a varying geo-environment. Not for credit in the Faculties of Science and Applied Science. No background in science or mathematics is required. Please consult the Faculty of Science Credit Exclusion List:,215,410,414.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: (Second-year standing.)

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
EOSC 310 98ADistance EducationA


This course will ONLY use Proctorio, an online remote invigilating tool for the Final Exam. Proctorio will record your webcam, your computer screen, or other actions during the exam and share that information with your instructor and the teaching assistants.

The recorded information meets British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. In order to use Proctorio you are required to have access to, a regular computer (Windows/Mac computer or laptop). You cannot take the assessments from mobile devices (e.g., iPhone, iPad, Android device, etc). You need a working, high quality webcam and microphone. You also must install the Google Chrome web browser and the Proctorio Extension.

If you do not have the required computer hardware and robust internet connection, or if you object to the recording that Proctorio makes of you during the exam, then you should NOT register for this course.

BHK Students will not receive Science credit, for their program requirements.

OKANAGAN STUDENTS: Prior to registering in EOSC courses, please speak with an Academic Advisor to determine if/how this is applicable to your degree program.

NOTE: Course start dates and withdrawal deadlines are very close together for the summer term. If you register late, you may miss the drop deadline and will be responsible for the course tuition. Please plan ahead.

This section of the course is ONLINE- distance education. All communication will be by email. It is your responsibility to ensure you have a valid email account so that you can be contacted with important information and updates. You can update your contact information through the Student Service Centre.

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