Introduction to Deep Earth Science – Part 1 - Tokyo Institute of Technology

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Learn about the nature and dynamics of the Earth’s core, mantle and crust in this introductory Earth Science course. With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Requirements: Secondary school (high school) chemistry physics basic mathematics concepts


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What I would highlight i would like to take the course, please reopen the course, Im a student of geology ing. in Peru; me and some other friends would be glad to participate in this online course. I`ve heard and seen really good commentarys about

What could be improved Nothing bad.

Course taken: February 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What I would highlight It is the best course that I have ever Join, help me more understand about earth especially seismic wave(S&P wave) and encourage me to learn more about science so I feel like science not hard to understand and very interesting.

What could be improved No negative aspects.

Course taken: April 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What I would highlight the content of this course will help me as a professional and done more to keep learning more about our great planet; This topic is very interesting, I need to learn.

What could be improved N/A.

Course taken: May 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Earth Science

Course programme

Have you ever imagined what is deep under the ground? What is happening deep inside the earth? How has the earth evolved into its present state? This course is an introduction to earth science, focusing on the deep earth. We will learn how temperature and chemical compositions inside the Earth are inferred from limited observations combined with laboratory experiments. We will also explore the fate of water on the early Earth related to advanced research questions. Upon finishing this course, you will learn how scientists interpret the unknown and use the scientific method to address immeasurable research challenges. No specific knowledge is needed. Join this course and let’s imagine the inside of the Earth together.

What you'll learn
  • Chemical compositions and dynamics inside the earth
  • Internal temperature of the earth and how it is estimated
  • Water inside the deep earth as an example of advanced Earth science research
  • How to apply multidisciplinary scientific methods to understand what can’t be seen directly

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Kei Hirose Kei Hirose is a Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the director of ELSI, "Earth-Life Science Institute" at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has been working on ultrahigh-pressure experiments on deep Earth materials and discovered, a primary mineral in the Earth’s lowermost mantle, in 2004.