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This breadth unit will delve into rocks, oceans and working of human society to explore the massive impact humans are having on the world we live in. Life on Earth has nearly been extinguished five times since the explosion of complex life some 550 million years ago. The causes of the five major events are debated. Theories encompass meteorite strikes, ocean putrification and mega volcanism. But all past mass extinctions have involved the atmosphere and oceans being pushed to extreme conditions by unusual circumstances.
|Unit name||Humans: Earth Shapers|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Discipline||Earth Sciences|Plant Science|Philosophy and Gender Studies|Politics and International Relations|Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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This unit is offered fully on-line. There are no tutorial requirements for this unit.
Online Quiz 20%, Essay 20% Online discussion 20% Assignment 40%
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