Earth Science

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Course Description: 
This course provides an introduction to the Earth and the processes that shape our planet. A major theme of the course is how different aspects of the Earth system interact with each other. Selected topics in four basic areas: astronomy, oceanography, meteorology, and geology, and their relation and interaction with the Earth system will be explored. 5 lecture hours. Satisfies science distribution area D requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 095 or placement in ENGL& 101. Prerequisite: MATH 097 or placement in MATH 098.
Course Outcomes: 
  • To develop critical thinking skills and to expose students to the scientific process and the scientific method.
  • To help provide students the skills needed to continue learning throughout their lives.
  • To introduce student to the basic concepts of the terrestrial environment and the interactions of the various aspects of the Earth system.
  • To develop an awareness and appreciation of our natural surroundings.