(Maymester) The growth of geological concepts, scientific and non-scientific. The impact of geological factors on human affairs. The role of time and evolution (biological and physical). In practice, the course is about how Earth Sciences are tightly interwoven with human affairs and culture. For example, international politics and resources, climate change, natural disasters, use of resources through time. It is truly interdisciplinary that could attract majors from various disciplines, and easy to focus on the Mediterranean (plenty of crises there, from antiquity until today…).