Course Descriptions
2021-2022 School Year
GEOLOGY

GLY2010L  Physical Geology Laboratory  1.0   P
The geology laboratory includes the examination of mineral and rock specimens, interpretation of topographic maps, and selected field trips exemplifying some common geomorphic processes. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including the analysis and interpretation of various types of data.... Full Description

MET2010  Introduction to Meteorology  3.0   P
In this course, the student will learn basic characteristics of weather and the use of surface weather maps and satellite photographs to study Earth's weather. The course of study allows the student to define the various parameters that are commonly used to describe the state of the atmosphere and provides the student with the opportunity to utilize the latest technology in interpreting and analyzing weather phenomena. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including the analysis and interpretation of various types of data.... Full Description

OCE1001  Introduction to Oceanography  3.0   P
A film of water that fills a system of basins that we call the world ocean covers about 71 percent of our earth's surface. Oceanography is the study of this world ocean from a physical, chemical, biological, and geological viewpoint. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including the analysis and interpretation of various types of data.... Full Description

GLY2010  Physical Geology  3.0   P
An introduction to the study of the physical, chemical and geological processes that produce rocks and landforms. Topics include: Earth materials, their formation and distribution; landforms and the processes that create and alter them; fossils and time; and the theory of plate tectonics. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including the analysis and interpretation of various types of data.... Full Description