Geology of the Planets
Learn to piece together new information, draw inferences, reexamine older geological theories based only on our terrestrial experience, and formulate new theories about the way planets behave and how they originated. Finally, you may be able to propose novel ways to test these new ideas.
History of the Solar System
Be able to reconstruct the histories of the planets, their moons, and other bodies.
Understand the fundamental principles of geology by studying the development of the planets
in the solar system.
Life on Earth
Gain a greater appreciation of how our own planet functions and why it is uniquely suited for life.