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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Planet Earth...and You! by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the Course

Earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building, ice ages, landslides, floods, life evolution, plate motions—all of these phenomena have interacted over the vast expanses of deep time to sculpt the dynamic planet that we live on today. Planet Earth presents an overview of several aspects of our home, from a geological perspective. We begin with earthquakes—what they are, what causes them, what effects they have, and what we can do about them. We will emphasize that plate tectonics—the grand unifying theory of geology—explains how the map of our planet's surface has changed radically over geologic time, and why present-day geologic activity—including a variety of devastating natural disasters such as earthquakes—occur where they do. We consider volcanoes, types of eruptions, and typical rocks found there. Finally, we will delve into the processes that produce the energy and mineral resources that modern society depends on, to help understand the context of the environment and sustainability challenges that we will face in the future....

Top reviews


Jun 20, 2020

Excellent course. The content was well delivered. If you are not a geology student and don't intend to be one but wish to find out more about the planet you lived on, this is the course for you.


Jul 21, 2020

Best course I have taken out of all the courses. It is presented really well, easy to understand and there is a lot of thought put in the creation of the materials and assignments

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By Ng Z Y

Jun 8, 2020

Very interesting course with well-written quizzes and lab assignments.

By Tan K Y D

Sep 20, 2020

Clear description and compelling information from the videos attached


May 17, 2020

Course was really interesting. I really enjoyed during this course.

By Ng H

May 19, 2020

Excellent course on geography, the nature and the world around us.

By Charmaine C S M

Jun 21, 2020

the lecturer was interesting and the course was very insightful!!

By Loe W T T

May 20, 2020

outstanding course with clear videos and interactive assignments

By Joshua H

Nov 21, 2020

Reviewed me to better perform on my current work! Thank you!

By Zubair A

Oct 24, 2018

very interesting to me it gives very basic information.

By Tan T K

Jun 10, 2020

Very informational and lecturers presented very well.

By Low H J

Jun 7, 2020

Course is nicely planned and the videos were amazing.

By Hoo K J

Jul 20, 2020

Great course learnt alot about my planet Earth

By Jessica H

Sep 7, 2017

Very interesting and interactive course.

By Nicholas C C Y

May 25, 2021

great comprehensive course, enjoyed it


Jan 10, 2021

interesting and informative course!


Jun 16, 2020

Interesting and fun course

By Felipe A S

Aug 1, 2020

Great course! I love it!

By Tan S J

Jul 20, 2020

Great course learnt alot

By Panagiotis T

Apr 15, 2021

Very exciting course

By Huang Y

Jul 30, 2020

The course is great!

By Sanskriti J

Nov 26, 2020

I...loved this!

By Pedro A B M

Aug 9, 2018

excelente curso

By Emmanuel N

Dec 2, 2020

Well prepared


Jul 12, 2020

Great course!


Jun 16, 2020

Very nice.

By Manish D

Jun 27, 2020

Awesome !