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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.

See Advisor for GIS certificate.



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-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-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
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.

Course Outline

Course Objective

4.0
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Elective

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Elective

No Description Available
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3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
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
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
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Electives

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Electives

No Description Available
4.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

No Description Available
3.0
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Math Elective

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Math Elective

No Description Available
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3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ESC-106
Intro Geographic Info Systems

ESC-106
Intro 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
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
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

No Description Available
3.0
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Elective

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Elective

No Description Available
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3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-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
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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0
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Electives

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Electives

No Description Available
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4.0
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Science Elective

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Science Elective

No Description Available
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4.0

Semester Totals

14.0

Total Program Hours

64.0
Suggested Electives
PHY-110
Concepts of Physics

PHY-110
Concepts of Physics

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
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
CIS-101
Internet Systems/Applications

CIS-101
Internet Systems/Applications

An introduction to networking basics through the Internet. Students will learn about Internet services, etiquette, searches, E-mail, and other internet skills.(Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
CIS-160
Practical Software Application

CIS-160
Practical Software Application

Provides an opportunity for the student to work with various types of computer software. These learning activities include MS Windows, word processing, spreadsheet design, database management, Internet access, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
MAT-130
College Algebra

MAT-130
College Algebra

Review of the real number system, radicals, equations, and exponents, relations and functions, logarithms, complex numbers, polynomials, and theory of equations. A graphing calculator is required. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendation.


Course Outline

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3.0
MAT-132
Trigonometry

MAT-132
Trigonometry

Study of trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, graphing, solving trigonometric equations, inverse trigonometric functions, right triangle trigonometry, application of law of sines and law of cosines, complex numbers and vectors. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendation.


Course Outline

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3.0
MAT-241
Analytical Geom-Calc I

MAT-241
Analytical Geom-Calc 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
 

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