2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 1401 - Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I

Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours - Lecture: 3 Lab: 3
Survey of geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy. Lab activities will cover methods used to collect and analyze data in geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy.  CIP Code: (4006015103)
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing
Student Learning Outcomes
1 - Explain the current theories concerning the origin of the Universe and of the Solar System. 2 - Explain the place of Earth in the Solar System and its relationships with other objects in the Solar System. 3 - Relate the origin and evolution of Earth’s internal structures to its resulting geologic systems, including Earth materials and plate tectonic activities. 4 - Explain the operation of Earth’s geologic systems and the interactions among the atmosphere, the geosphere, and the hydrosphere, including meteorology and oceanography. 5 - Explain the history of the Earth including the evolution of earth systems and life forms. 6 - Classify rocks and minerals based on chemical composition, physical properties, and origin. 7 - Apply knowledge of topographic maps, diagrams, and/or photographs to identify landforms and explain the processes that created them. 8 - Differentiate the types of plate boundaries, explain the processes that occur at each, and identify associated structural features on maps, block diagrams and cross sections. 9 - Apply relative and numerical age-dating techniques to construct geologic histories. 10 - Measure atmospheric processes that affect weather and climate. 11 - Describe the composition and motion of ocean water and analyze the factors controlling both. 12 - Compare properties and motions of objects in the solar system. 13 - Demonstrate the collection, analysis, and reporting of data.
Core Category Life & Physical Sciences [30]