Started in the summer of 2007, and finished in the summer of 2009, this "podcast" lecture series covers the broad field of Earth Systems Science. Here you will find an overview of how the Earth operates as a system, how we humans interact with and influence that system, and what tools we can use to best sustain the system for the benefit of all.
Though most people use an iPod to listen to podcasts, podcasts can be played on any device that can handle MP3 files. I would recommend downloading iTunes software to download the podcasts. This program can also play the lecture files on your computer if you wish.
The easiest way to get the podcasts is to subscribe to iTunes. If you already have iTunes you may want to first update iTunes. Once you have completed the download, you can click on the link below:
Clicking the button above will launch your iTunes and take you to the iTunes store and the Earth and Environmental Systems podcast page. Subscribing is free and is accomplished by simply clicking on the button. From this page you can also download individual lectures, write reviews, and read other's reviews. However, if you try to download a single lecture from the list by double clicking on it in this window you will only get a brief clip. You need to click the "Get episode" button.
You can also subscribe directly to the RSS feed by copying and pasting the URL below into the "subscribe to podcast" section of your podcast player.
You can also get directly to the MP3 files by going to http://www.mines.edu/academic/geology/courses/sygn101/podcast/ and clicking on the disired lecture.
SYGN 101 students
These podcasts are intended to supplement our classtime, but can't substitute for them. While the podcasts can help to review material covered in class, the graphics and in-class demonstrations will not be present.