Earth Science

ES 103 Planet Earth 4 SH
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the study of Earth within the framework of the planets and stars, including investigations of the physical characteristics of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans and its surface activities and processes. These investigations will serve as a foundation for further study in earth science and for understanding the current frontiers of this science. Field work and observation are required. (Meets general education requirement.) (3 hrs lecture — 2 hrs lab.) General Education: Lab Science.

ES 110 Physical Geology 4 SH
This course will be devoted to the study of the basic principles and processes involved in the making of the outer crust of the Earth. In its initial phases the emphasis will be placed on the study of common rocks and minerals. Subsequent lecture, laboratory and field work will lend itself to the physiographic interpretation of topographic maps featuring a variety of landscapes in the United States. (3 hrs lecture-2 hrs laboratory) General Education: Lab Science.

ES 210 Introduction to Physical Oceanography 4 SH
The synoptic approach is used to describe, in general, the terms as well as the simple physical laws which rule the general circulation of the oceans. The main aspects of oceanography are presented so that students in mathematics, physics or biological sciences will acquire the basic knowledge for further studies. Prerequisite: MAT 181, Calculus I and PHY 110, 111. (3 hrs lecture — 2 hrs laboratory)

ES 298 Faculty Developed Study 1–6 SH

ES 299 Student Developed Study 1–6 SH

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