Geology of National Parks Online (EART 3) is a new interactive online class (5 units) that satisfies the Scientific Inquiry (SI) requirement.

Be part of a unique experience!

Collaboratively created by three University of California Earth Science faculty, including UCSC’s own Susan Schwartz, this online course provides you with a unique opportunity to explore how geologic processes control the landscapes and features in our National Parks. Along the way, you’ll learn about the concepts of geologic time, plate tectonics and how the rock record can be used to reconstruct the geological story of the parks from 3 experts in the field.

Why take an online course?

Since this class is fully online, there are no scheduling conflicts! You get to set your own schedule and don’t have to worry about attending classes at specific times or locations. The exams (1 midterm & 1 final) will be offered online through ProctorU, or face-to-face on campus – it’s your choice. The interactive nature of online classes provides you with many different ways to interact with the course content and your instructors at your own pace.

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E&PS Online Course