May 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EARTH 102 - Earth Science


5 credits

Recommended Preparation
ENGL 095  or placement in ENGL& 101 .

Prerequisites
MATH 097  or placement in MATH 098 .

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.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies science distribution area D requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

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




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