Earth Science in the Cinema
Academic Noncredit

Earth Scientists study a wide range of provocative subjects with real-world implications for society, from evolution and extinction to natural disasters. Unsurprisingly, many of these subjects are also of interest to movie-makers in Hollywood and beyond, whose exciting thrillers sometimes do justice to the science and sometimes make a mess of it. This course explores current Earth science research themes in the context of film. Each week centers on a feature-length film and the science behind it, including presentation of the current state of the science, critique of the movie’s depiction of the science, and discussion of societal implications.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

Online book and material fees may be added up until the first week of class. Students may opt out during the first two weeks of class. For more information, visit the Campus Store Inclusive Access Program's webpage. If you opt out, you will be responsible for obtaining the course materials yourself for the course.

Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.

Class Sections For Earth Science in the Cinema (GEO 100)

Spring 2024 Section 1, Starting on: 01/08/2024

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/08/24 - 04/23/24 TTh 10:45 am -12:05 pm CANVAS
Tuition: $489.00      

Instructor: MARK LOEWEN

Registration begins on Nov 02, 2023

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