ESC101-001

Introduction to Earth Science

This is a one-semester, liberal arts and sciences course with a laboratory, designed to introduce the concept that planet Earth represents a dynamic, integrated system. The nature and characteristics of the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere are considered. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: (MAT030 or MAT035), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

ESC105-001

Fundamentals Of Oceanography

A general introduction to the scientific study of the ocean environment including the physical, chemical, geological and biological properties of the sea. Some field trips may be required. This course is intended for non-science majors. (3 class hours / 2 laboratory hours) Prerequisite: (MAT030 or MAT035), ENL020, and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 4 credits. Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer