Sep 30, 2023  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024

ENV-115 Earth Science

A study of the materials, principles, and processes that define and govern the Earth system.This course covers the fundamentals of geology: rocks, minerals, the rock cycle, geologic time, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, geologic structures, weathering and erosion, hydrologic cycle, groundwater, glaciers and geologic hazards. Laboratory activities include mineral and rock identification, geologic structure and landform identification, interpretation of geologic maps and cross-sections, field geology, and other fundamental topics. This course satisfies the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning (previous area title: Science and Technology).
Class Meets 3hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab.

Prerequisites Minimum grade of C in MAT-093  or higher and ESL-098  or RDG-095 , or ELL-103  or placement.
Gen. Ed. Course Yes
Mass Transfer Course Yes
Credits: 4