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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Earth Science (AS.EASC)

Upon completion of this course sequence, earth science students will receive an associate in science degree.

Consider earning a GIS certificate concurrently with this program. Consult your advisor.



This program follows Math Pathway #4. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

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ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

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3.0
ESC-102
Weather and Climate

ESC-102
Weather and Climate

This course emphasizes the dynamics of the atmosphere with focuses on atmospheric evolution, seasonal controls of climate, human impacts, atmospheric humidity, air pressure, severe weather, and climate classification. Extensive use of Internet resources and software will be required.

Course Outline

4.0
MAT-140
Algebra With Trigonometry

MAT-140
Algebra With Trigonometry

A unified study of the algebraic and trigonometric concepts needed for calculus. Credit not granted for both this course and College Algebra. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


Course Outline

5.0
ESC-106
Introduction to Geographic Info Systems

ESC-106
Introduction to Geographic Info Systems

Introduction to basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts, using the ArcView GIS software program. Course will focus on developing both a theoretical background in the technology and real world applications using GIS techniques.

Course Outline

4.0
GEO-140
World Geography

GEO-140
World Geography

This course is about the world's great realms, surveyed and discussed in geographic perspective. It links human society and culture to the world's natural environment and climates.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

19.0
Second Semester
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

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3.0
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IAI Humanities

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IAI Humanities

No Description Available
3.0
MAT-241
Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

MAT-241
Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions of one variable, such as polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, will be covered. Applications include rates of change, optimization, curve sketching and area. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


Course Outline

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5.0
ESC-100
Physical Geology

ESC-100
Physical Geology

Physical geology stresses the basic geologic concepts and processes that are responsible for creating and shaping the Earth. Topics covered include: rocks, minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, stream erosion, wind erosion, glaciers groundwater, Earth interior, plate tectonics and gravity.

Course Outline

4.0
ESC-114
Adv Geographic Info Systems

ESC-114
Adv Geographic Info Systems

This course provides an introduction to advanced applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using ArcView and ArcInfo. Focus will be placed on technician level issues associated with data capture and accuracy associated with developing accurate information for geodatabase development.

Course Outline

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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

18.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ESC-104
Physical Geography

ESC-104
Physical Geography

Stresses the physical environment of earth. Emphasis is placed upon basic concepts in geography with a focus on the biosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. Extensive use of Internet resources and software will be required for this course.

Course Outline

3.0
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.


Course Outline

3.0
MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-125 Statistics. Includes supplemental instruction lab.


Course Outline

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MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

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3.0
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IAI Fine Arts

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IAI Fine Arts

No Description Available
3.0
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
2.0
BIO-130
Environmental Science

BIO-130
Environmental Science

This course examines the principles that govern natural environments and human interconnections to them. Some topics include resource use, pollution, sustainability, energy, water, food, ecology, evolution, climate change, and population. Laboratory exercises include outdoor field studies and indoor hands-on exercises.

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Course Objective

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IAI Life Science

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IAI Life Science

No Description Available
4.0
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IAI Social Science

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IAI Social Science

No Description Available
3.0
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

12.0

Total Program Hours

64.0
Suggested Electives
CET-065
Data Collection for GIS Mapping

CET-065
Data Collection for GIS Mapping

This class is designed to familiarize students with the theory of the global positioning system and data collection methods associated with geographic information systems.


Course Outline

2.0
GIS-095
Geospatial Technology Internship

GIS-095
Geospatial Technology Internship

A directed field study program whereby students will apply classroom instruction to real-world Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects in the community. Students should complete GIS-090 and GIS-091 and arrange for an advisor prior to enrolling in an internship.


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CHM-111
Concepts of Chemistry

CHM-111
Concepts of Chemistry

An introduction to the concepts of chemistry where information is presented to students with little background or no prior interest in chemistry and those students who are not interested in abstract or mathematical theories.

Course Outline

4.0
PHY-110
Concepts of Physics

PHY-110
Concepts of Physics

Phenomena-oriented course, emphasizing a general understanding of the rules of physics and its connections with culture and society.

Course Outline

4.0