The Snowball Earth Hypothesis, Introductory Course, 7.5 credits

About the education

The life long learning course Snowball Earth hypothesis is about several worldwide (snowball) glaciations 600-750 million years ago. You will learn about geological processes which control Earth’s climate, causes of extreme climate events, scientific debate and ongoing research. The course includes an excursion to Islay, Scotland where the first evidence for the Snowball Earth hypothesis was found in 1871.

Subject: Geological Sciences

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Area of interest: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.

Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.

As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

Department responsible for education

Department of Geological Sciences