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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Other - E

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Earth Sciences Department

Citation: “Science in the Liberal Arts,” Baldwin-Wallace Alumnus 40, no. 6 (1965): p. 14.

The Department of Earth Sciences, which includes geography and geology, will occupy the third floor of the new Life Sciences Building. There, laboratories, conference and lecture rooms, and a map library will be made available to students and the faculty. The Earth Science courses are concerned with the study of the natural and physical world and man's modification of it. The objective of this department is to aid those students whose vocational aims require general or specific knowledge in these two fields as well as the student who simply desires a basic understanding of the earth sciences. Those who study under this department will be prepared to enter careers in land utilization, conservation and maintenance of natural resources and water supply, transportation, geophysics, geology, mineralogy, cartography, and meterology. Professor Cossaboom, chairman of the earth sciences department, will leave this fall on an eight-week sabbatical from B-W. He will go to Iceland and the northern islands, which are located to the north of Scotland, to study the physical geography of sub-polar regions.