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Extreme Geological Events

Cardiff University via FutureLearn

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Discover how extreme geological events have transformed our planet.

Retrace how Earth formed 4.5 billion years ago and has evolved to become the planet we know today.

On this course, you’ll get an introduction to the geological history of planet Earth, and explore the extreme events that shaped it and created conditions for life.

You’ll learn about the largest floods, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and explore the impact they have had and will continue to have on our dynamic planet.

Finally, you’ll discuss the likelihood of extreme events happening in the future and how we can deal with the risks and hazards.

This course is designed for anyone interested in the geological history of Earth, but may be of particular interest to students looking to study Earth Science.

Taught by

Wim Degruyter

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5 months ago
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I have just finished the course and, as it hasn't been timed out yet, I am enjoying looking over it again to see what I missed the first time. As I am not a 'scientist' I have found it mind stretching, easy to understand once I appreciated the time and scale involved (starting with the 'Big Bang', right down to us 'puny' humans as one contributor put it) and very eager for more along similar lines (especially about Wales, first time I have found mention of wales in any FL course I have done). Try it!
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I have found this course very informative! Answering all those unanswered questions that I have wondered about over time or wished I'd had paid more attention too in school! It has really helped me to understand and appreciate life and our lovely Planet! The course content is clear and concise and really helps to teach a difficult very sciency subject! :-)
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Thoroughly enjoying this course. Has fitted well with other purses I have taken with Futurelearn.

Its an "out of my comfort zone" course as my background is more arts and history than science but it is not too difficult.
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4 months ago
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Very interesting subjects covered and allows me to widen my knowledge of geology.

The interactive activities are very helpful as it gets you involved and actually proves that you think about the subject, not just read and move on.

I would say it is suitable for a large age range as it's understandable and well explained.
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