The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

ENVR 2301 Earth System Science

This course provides a look at the Earth system as a whole. Emphasis will be on the interrelationships between biological, geological, climatological, and human systems on continental and global scales. The links between these systems will be illustrated by present-day processes and by the geologic record of selected events in Earth system history. This course covers topics such as greenhouse systematics, the carbon cycle, global warming, atmospheric and ocean circulation, climate regulation and human impacts.



Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Schl of Earth, Env, & Mari Sci