course will focus on seminal achievements and current research in the Earth
Sciences.  We will study the foundational
works that have advanced our understanding of Earth Sciences, the techniques
that have led to advancement, and the writing (in Inglese) that has been used to describe these works.  The course will cover all aspects of Earth
Science with particular focus on geophysics, oceanography, tectonics, and
climate.  Students will gain experience
in scientific writing by practice and through critical reading of Earth Science
literature.  Research summaries written
for the public and lay scientist will provide a foundation for our reading and
discussions. The course will be taught in English. Attendance is encouraged but
optional. Assessment will be based on written work, problem sets, and a final