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edX: Geoscience: the Earth and its Resources

 with  Giovanni Bertotti

Are you fascinated by Geosciences and willing to take the challenge of predicting the nature and behavior of the Earth subsurface? This is your course!

In a voyage through the Earth, Geoscience: the Earth and its Resources will explore the Earth interior and the processes forming mountains and sedimentary basins. You will understand how the sediments are formed, transported, deposited and deformed.

You will develop knowledge on the behavior of petroleum and water resources.

The course has an innovative approach focusing on key fundamental processes, exploring their nature and quantitative interactions. It will be shown how this acquired knowledge is used to predict the nature and behavior of the Earth subsurface.

This is your ideal first step as a future Geoscientists or professional to upgrade your knowledge in the domain of Earth Sciences.

Syllabus

Week 1: The three main rock types, the structure of the Earth and plate tectonics

Week 2: Horizontal deformations, vertical movements and the formation of mountains and basins

Week 3: Climate and how siliciclastic sediments are produced and transported

Week 4: Deposition in the marine domain

Week 5: Petroleum geology

Week 6: Geology of water resources
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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Provider edX
Language English
Hours 8-10 hours a week
Calendar 61 weeks long
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